NC State won its third game of its five-game exhibition tour and the team spend its off day on cruise.
Today's blog recaps the last few days with the Pack in Spain.
NC State exhibition basketball games to air on The Triangle's only HD Radio sports station, and streamed on WRALSportsFan.com and its mobile app.
Nima Omidvar enters his third season at NC State as the video coordinator for the Wolfpack men's basketball team. As video coordinator, Omidvar has a wide array of responsibilities for the Pack.
Nima Omidvar enters his third season on the NC State men's basketball staff as the team's video coordinator. In this capacity, Omidvar is responsible for all video needs for the Wolfpack coaching staff, including videotaping practice sessions and games in addition to providing video of opponents. He also assists with the social media coverage of the basketball program.
Prior to his arrival in Raleigh, Omidvar was an assistant coach at Bowie State. In 2010-11, he helped guide the Bulldogs to a 23-6 mark, including a 16-2 record in CIAA competition and their second-straight Northern Division crown. Bowie State advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament, posting an opening-round victory over Mansfield before falling to Indiana (PA) in the regional semifinal. During brief stint at Bowie State, Omidvar was instrumental in signing key members of the program that helped win Bowie State's second CIAA Tournament Championship in school history.
Omidvar got his start in coaching at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (JDS) as the head coach from 2004-06. During his tenure at JDS, he led his squad to a PVAC championship and a runner-up finish. He then moved on to St. John's College High School for the 2006-07 season, where he was an assistant to Paul Destefano, helping guide the Cadets to a 28-9 ledger. While at St. John's, he provided tutelage for McDonald's All-American Chris Wright (Georgetown University/Dallas Mavericks).
His next stop was a two-year stint (2007-09) at Paul VI Catholic High, working under Glenn Farello. While there, Omidvar helped the squad attain its first-ever national ranking (20th) and capture its first Virginia Independent School state championship & coached & recruited nine division one players including last year's ACC Player of the Year Erick Green.
In 2009, Omidvar broke into the collegiate ranks as a graduate assistant at Charlotte under current Wolfpack associate head coach Bobby Lutz. His duties at Charlotte included helping monitor student-athlete academics, assisting with the coordination of team travel and providing recruiting support for the coaching staff.
In addition to his work on the prep and collegiate levels, Omidvar has worked extensively on the AAU and club levels helping form the nationally recognized DC Team Takeover guiding them to the U16 & U17 AAU Super Showcase in the summer of 2009 while also coaching notable players such as: Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Talib Zanna (Pitt), Lasan Kromah (George Washington/UConn), Chris Braswell (Charlotte), Brandon Young (DePaul), Jerian Grant (Notre Dame), Michael Gbinije (Duke/Syracuse), Darion Atkins (Virginia), & Mikael Hopkins (Georgetown). Omidvar also was the founder and director of some of the nation's most notable grassroots events such as the DC Metro Showcase & the Peach State Summer Showcase.
A 2008 graduate of Maryland with a degree in economics, Omidvar is single and resides in Raleigh.