Associate Head Coach
Marvin Menzies is in his first season as associate head coach for the 2019-20.
A renowned recruiter and keen talent evaluator, Menzies was announced as the program's associate head coach on April 18, 2019. He chose to make Grand Canyon University home for his 30th college coaching season and beyond.
Prior to coming to GCU, Menzies won 61 percent of his games over the past 12 seasons as a head coach, leading New Mexico State to four consecutive NCAA tournament bids from 2012 to 2015 and improving UNLV from an 11-win team in 2016-17 to a 20-win team in 2017-18, the Runnin' Rebels' first 20-win season in four years.
Menzies can only help build upon what Majerle has established at GCU, which has won at least 20 games for four consecutive seasons and reached the past two WAC Tournament championship games.
The Los Angeles native is known as a dynamic worldwide recruiter whose teams thrived on both sides. His 2015-16 New Mexico State team ranked 10th in the nation for scoring defense and his 2017-18 UNLV team ranked 13th in the nation for scoring offense. That Aggies defense kept opponents to 39.2 percent shooting, the lowest clip at NMSU since 1960-61. He also had a top-10 rebounding team nationally in 2017-18 at UNLV.
Menzies led NMSU to a cumulative record of 198-111 (.641) during his 2007-16 tenure, which included five NCAA tournament visits and producing the program's first NBA first-round selection since 1970 in Pascal Siakam.
At UNLV, Menzies took over the job when outsiders described the program being at its low point. His teams went 48-48 over his three seasons, using a top-15 recruiting class in 2017 to raise the Runnin' Rebels' Mountain West Conference finishes from 11th to seventh to fourth. The fourth-place finish in 2018-19 landed four places above preseason predictions, was UNLV's best in eight years and came despite an injury to an all-conference player.
In 2017-18, UNLV earned a Team Academic Excellence Award for the first time in the National Association of Basketball Coaches award's six-year history.
Menzies earned his reputation as a relentless recruiter while assisting big-name head coaches for major programs – two years with Rick Pitino at Louisville, one year with Lon Kruger at UNLV, one year with Henry Bibby at USC to produce a third-ranked recruiting class and four years with Steve Fisher at San Diego State. His recruiting helped revive the Aztecs' program for its first NCAA tournament visit in 17 years.
In college circles, Menzies is renowned by being able to recognize and attract talent. He is widely liked in the profession for his outgoing personality and respected for his work ethic.
His collegiate coaching career started at Santa Monica (Calif.) College during the 1990s after he graduated from UCLA in economics with intentions of a career in banking or politics. Menzies was a three-sport athlete, not including basketball, at Hamilton High School, where he began his coaching career as an assistant for eight years.
Chris Crevelone enters his sixth season as an assistant coach with the men's basketball program in 2018-19.
In his first five seasons with GCU, Crevelone played an integral part of the program's recruiting efforts. He was the only American collegiate coach to visit Italy to recruit Alessando Lever, who became WAC Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-WAC first team for the Lopes last season.
Additionally, Crevelone assisted a staff that led the Lopes to a 103-58 record through their first five seasons in Division I. GCU has finished in the top three of the WAC for every Division I season, including a second-place finish and run to the WAC Tournament championship game in 2018.
Prior to GCU, Crevelone served four seasons on the men's basketball staff at Texas. In his final two seasons, he oversaw all video operations for the men’s basketball program. Crevelone also served as a graduate assistant and assistant video coordinator during his first two years with Texas, where he also organized operations for the Longhorns' basketball summer camp program for three years.
In his role as video coordinator, Crevelone assisted head coach Rick Barnes with opponent scouting reports and video edits and was responsible for team video self-analysis and breakdown. Crevelone also oversaw the film exchange process and assisted in underclassmen recruiting and on-campus recruiting visits. He played a vital role in organizing the Texas Basketball Coaches Clinic in both 2010 and 2011, where guest speakers included Kevin McHale, Kelvin Sampson, Jeff Van Gundy and John Lucas II.
During his four years in Austin, the Longhorns advanced to three NCAA tournaments and posted an 88-50 (.638) overall record. Texas registered a 28-8 record and advanced to the NCAA third round in 2010-11. The Longhorns climbed to the top of each national poll (Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches) on Jan. 11, 2010, marking the first time in program history that the Longhorns had been the top-ranked team in the nation in either poll. Texas held the top spot in both polls for a two-week stretch.
Crevelone worked with six NBA Draft picks during his four Longhorns seasons, including five first-round selections and one lottery pick. Three Longhorns heard their names called in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft for the first time in school history. Tristan Thompson was selected with the No. 4 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan Hamilton was taken with the No. 26 pick by the Dallas Mavericks, and his rights were later traded to the Denver Nuggets. Cory Joseph was taken with the No. 29 pick by the San Antonio Spurs.
The 2011 Draft marked the second straight year and third time in school history that the Horns had three players selected in the same draft. Texas also had three players selected during the 2010 NBA Draft. Avery Bradley was selected with the No. 19 pick by the Boston Celtics. Damion James was taken with the No. 24 pick by the Atlanta Hawks, and his rights were later traded to the New Jersey Nets. Dexter Pittman was chosen with the No. 32 pick by the Miami Heat.
Before joining Texas, Crevelone served as assistant coach at St. Edward’s University in Austin for 2008-09. In that role, he served as the team’s academic coordinator, handled opponent scouting, was involved in recruiting and assisted in all phases of player development.
Crevelone also served one-year stints as the head freshman/assistant varsity basketball coach at Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, Ariz. (2007-08), the head freshman/assistant varsity basketball coach at Alamosa (Colo.) High School (2006-07) and the head junior varsity/assistant varsity basketball coach at Sangre de Cristo High School in Mosca, Colo. (2005-06). The varsity team at Ironwood Ridge captured the 2008 5A Division II state championship.
He served as a camp director or coach at the Lute Olson Basketball Camps in Tucson (2002-07) and as a camp coach at the Sean Miller Basketball Camps in Tucson (2009) and Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson NBA Basketball Camps in San Diego (2004-09).
Crevlone, a Tucson native, played basketball and golf at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, for two seaons before playing basketball for Adams State. He finished his English/Communications degree at Adams State in 2007. Crevelone earned his master’s in physical education from Texas.
Isaac Chew joined the Grand Canyon men's basketball staff as an assistant coach on April 23, 2019.
With the move, head coach Dan Majerle added more extensive Division I coaching experience to his staff.
Chew will be in his 13th year on a Division I bench in 2019-20, starting with Murray State (2007-11) before he moved on to Missouri (2011-12), Marquette (2012-14), Virginia Tech (2014-16) and Texas A&M (2016-19).
Chew was on the staff of four consecutive conference championship teams from 2010 to 2013, spanning a 31-win team at Murray State with guard Isaiah Canaan, a 30-win team at Missouri with guard Phil Pressey and an Elite Eight team at Marquette with guard Vander Blue.
The Chicago native is known for being a top recruiter and player developer under head coach Billy Kennedy at Murray State and Texas A&M and under head coach Buzz Williams at Virginia Tech and Marquette. He helped Williams take Virginia Tech from consecutive two-win seasons in the ACC to a 10-8 conference season in 2015-16 and then was part of assembling a top-15 recruiting class nationally at Marquette in 2013.
After leaving Chicago, Chew played basketball at Iowa Lakes Community College in 1994-95 and 1995-96 before finishing his collegiate playing career at Avila University in Kansas City in 1998-99. He went on to earn a graduate degree in business administration from Baker University and worked as a finance director at Bank of America before re-entering collegiate coaching for good in 2005.
Director of Operations
Jesse Parker enters his first season as Director of Basketball Operations in 2018-19. In his role, Parker serves all aspects of the program including compliance, recruiting, team travel, academic monitoring, practice planning and game preparation.
Parker came to GCU following five seasons in the same position for Utah State, where he spent the last three years working with first-year Lopes associate head coach Louis Wilson. With the Aggies, Parker handled similar operations duties while also coordinating the annual Utah State summer basketball camps.
Parker, a native of Kamas, Utah, was the Aggies’ team manager for four seasons (2009-13), handling practice setup, equipment, uniforms and game-day responsibilities. While at Utah State, the Aggies won WAC titles and reached the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2011.
Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Utah State in 2012 and a master’s degree in Education from Utah State in 2014.
Dylan Hidalgo enters his first season as the Graduate Assistant for the 2018-19 campaign.
In his role, Hidalgo will aid the coaching staff in player development, game and practice preparation, and day to day operations. He will also be pursuing his Masters of Science in Leadership through the Colangelo College of Business.
Prior to arriving at GCU, Hidalgo spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. While there, he compiled a 53-18 record, won 2 ACCAC tournament championships, and went to back to back NJCAA Division 2 National Tournaments including a National Championship Runner-Up finish In the 2018-19 season. Hidalgo also played a pivotal role in developing 9 All-Conference players, 2 All-Americans, and 1 National Player of the Year.
Hidalgo played his collegiate career at the NAIA level. As a 3 year starting point guard for Kansas Wesleyan University, he earned the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions of Character Student-Athlete of the year award in 2014. Hidalgo completed his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Exercise Science (emphasis in Personal Training) and a minor in Coaching at Kansas Wesleyan in the Spring of 2016.
Hidalgo, a native of Tucson, Arizona, graduated from Rincon High School in 2012.