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Coaching Staff

Zach Malvik
Assistant Coach

Malvik is entering his fourth season as the assistant coach for the Winona State men’s basketball team in 2017-18.

Malvik brings extensive experience as both a player and coach to the Warrior bench. The Holmen, Wis. native previously served as an assistant at Saint Mary’s University in Winona and also spent three seasons playing professional basketball in Australia.

He has coached two All-NSIC players during his tenure at Winona State: Isaiah Gray (2014-15) and Kyle Bauman in (2015-16).

Malvik spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at Saint Mary’s, helping coach Will Swiggum to All-Conference honors.

Prior to his season at SMU, Malvik played professionally for three seasons in Australia. He also spent time as a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas.

One of the greatest players in Winona State history, Malvik was the cornerstone of a team that went 32-4 during the 2005-06 season, culminating with the program’s first national championship. He led the Warriors to a 35-1 record the next year, helping the team get back to the NCAA Division II National Championship game.

Malvik was an All-American selection during his senior season while being named the MVP of the NCAA Regional Tournament. The point guard was an All-NSIC selection in each of his four years with the program. Malvik ended his career as the program’s all-time assist leader (549) and graduated second on the school’s scoring charts (1,971).

He graduated with a business administration degree in 2007 and received a masters degree in educational leadership and sports management from WSU in 2016. Malvik and his wife Callie have one son, Zander and daughter Zoey.


Austin Hawkins
Graduate Assistant Coach

Austin Hawkins joins the Winona State staff as a graduate assistant for the 2017-18 season. He will pursue his Master’s in Educational Leadership.

A 2017 graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Hawkins was a forward for the Cobbers before injuries forced him to retire during his sophomore season.

Hawkins remained active on the Grassroots Circuit with the Minnesota Comets AAU Program, where he served as an assistant for the top outstate program in Minnesota on teams ranging from age groups 13U-17U over the past four years. He also worked extensively with youth basketball players in the Fargo-Moorhead area with basketball skill development from the moment he stepped on Concordia’s campus.

The Auburndale, Wis. native was heavily involved with the Sports Information Department while at Concordia and completed internships with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and the Rochester Red Wings baseball clubs during his collegiate years.

As a senior, Hawkins returned to the Concordia Men’s Basketball program as a student-assistant for head coach Rich Glas’ final season. He was involved in all aspects of the program, including serving as Head Junior Varsity Coach.

Hawkins graduated with a Communications Studies degree with an emphasis in Public Relations and a coaching minor.