The youngest boy basketball coach in the Metro Conference will be Noah Borgmann. Monday, Buena Vista, one of the two new Omaha Public Schools set to open in the fall, announced 25 year old Borgmann as the schools first head boys basketball coach.
A 2015 Arlington High and Nebraska Wesleyan grad, he spent the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Lincoln Christian.
“Me and my wife loved our lives at Lincoln Christian,” Borgmann said. “I haven’t been looking for head coaching jobs but Buena Vista was one of the only jobs that interested me. I’m thankful that Dr. Carr and Mr. Koehler believed in the vision I had for the job.”
A volunteer assistant on the reserve team his first year, he quickly moved up the ranks to head junior varsity and varsity assistant the last five seasons at Christian.
“When they offered me the job I got emotional,” he said of the Buena Vista job. “I knew it would be an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. It’s been such a blessing to be here at Lincoln Christian.”
Borgmann has been around the game and learned from some great mentors along his coaching journey.
“I’ve had some great coaching role models in my life,” he said. “Gary Nunnally (Lincoln Christian),, My dad (Ben) and coach TJ O’Connor at Fort Calhoun have been strong influences in my coaching path. Dale Wellman at Nebraska Wesleyan was a big influence as well.”
Borgmann knows there will likely be growing pains for a first year school but he is excited to share his vision for the program and team beginning this summer.
“One thing they – Buena Vista Administration – were excited about from my interview was I saw it as a positive that we get to start with young kids and we can put in a great culture in year one,” he said. “We get to really invest in kids as not only athletes but as people for a long time. It will be baptism by fire and by the time they are juniors and seniors nothing will surprise them because they have been doing it since they were 15.”