Capko Tabbed For USC Assistant Coach Position By Enfield|
April 22, 2016
Capko, who served as the USC Director of Operations during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, returns to the Trojans after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach for Florida International University (FIU).
“Both the staff and players are excited to have Chris (Capko) rejoin the USC men’s basketball program,” said Enfield. “He is a hard-worker who has gained experience in all facets of the business and he has a bright future in front of him. He was here at the beginning when we formed the plan for the future of the USC basketball program and we look forward to great things from Chris.”
Before he came to USC as the Director of Operations, Capko spent two seasons as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Georgia Southern (2012 and 2013) and as an assistant coach at Stetson (2010 and 2011).
Before his stint at Stetson, Capko served as a graduate assistant at Marshall where he assisted in the day-to-day operations of the program, monitoring academic progress of the players, weight training, conditioning, film exchange and assisting with the recruiting process.
As a player, Capko spent his first semester in the basketball program at the University of Florida under Billy Donovan. He later transferred to USF in Tampa where he played for three years. As a junior he was fifth in the Big East in assists and as a senior he was the Bulls’ team captain.
Capko earned Academic All-Big East honors as a junior and senior at USF. He was also the Bulls’ nominee for Big East Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year in 2007. Capko earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications at USF in December 2006 and a Master’s in adult and technical education from Marshall in 2009.
A native of Lakeland, Fla., Capko was a starter for Kathleen High School when the Red Devils won the 2001 FHSAA 4-A State Championship.