Click here to Skip to main content


Director of Operations

Derrik Netten is in his 10th year working with the UNI men’s basketball program, and ninth year in a full-time role as director of basketball operations. Netten coordinates team travel arrangements, the recruiting database and players’ academics.

Prior to joining UNI, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-Superior during the 2006-07 season, serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator and camps director.  He was on staff when UWS signed four top-40 recruits from the state of Wisconsin for the first time in school history, giving it the top recruiting class in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Netten, who served as the team’s administrative assistant in 2007-08, graduated from UNI in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and middle school education.

He and his wife, Gina, reside in Cedar Falls with their daughter, Ellia (6) and sons, Christian (3) and Gabriel (2).