Chris Howell served for eight seasons on the men's basketball staff from 2003-10. He worked for five years as the program's video coordinator and director of summer camps.
In his former role, he coordinated film exchange and opponent scouting in addition to assisting with all aspects of the Cougar men's basketball program.
He implemented the team's XO's video editing system and was responsible for creating all pregame and postgame edits. Howell also is responsible for collecting all opponents' plays and tendencies and works closely with the associate head coach in game preparation and creating all scouting reports.
Howell assisted with the Cougars scheduling efforts during his first three years.
In 2008-09, he played a key role on a coaching staff that led the Cougars to a 21-12 overall and record, the program's third 21-win season in the last four years. In addition, the Cougars competed in the College Basketball Invitational for the second straight season and the fourth time in the last five years, a first since 1988-93.
Howell also was a part of Houston's last three NIT teams. Howell was a member of the coaching staff on Houston's two NIT teams in 2005 and 2006 after playing on Houston's 2001-02 squad that earned a NIT berth.
A Houston native, Howell returned to his alma mater in 2003 after serving as an assistant coach at Frank Phillips College in 2002-03. At FPC, he worked with the team's guards and led all individual workouts.
He also was involved in all recruiting efforts and assisted the head coach in budget preparations. During his tenure, the team boasted the conference's highest cumulative grade-point average and finished with the nation's third-highest GPA.
Born Aug. 11, 1978, Howell is a Houston resident who earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism with a minor in business management at UH in 2002.
He is single and lived in Houston.