|Alma Mater:||Northwestern Oklahoma State|
Chuck Love is in his third season at Nebraska in 2018-19, and the talented assistant coach is in his seventh season overall on Coach Amy Williams' staff.
In 2017-18, Love helped the Huskers produce the nation's top turnaround with 14 more wins than 2016-17. The Big Red qualified for the NCAA Tournament after tying for third in the Big Ten standings. NU also advanced to the Big Ten semifinals.
Statistically, Nebraska led the Big Ten with a school-record field goal percentage defense (.371), while also leading the conference in three-point field goal percentage defense (.299). The Huskers improved by 12.7 points per game defensively over the 2016-17 campaign and were six points per game better on the offensive end. Nebraska also shattered the school three-point record with 250, and the school blocked shot record with 163.
Love, who worked directly with Nebraska's post players, helped Kate Cain to a record-setting season. The 6-5 center from Middletown, N.Y., shattered Nebraska's single-season blocked shot record with 100 blocks. Her total led the Big Ten and ranked among the top 10 players in the nation, while nearly doubling Nebraska's previous freshman blocked shot record. She also smashed Nebraska's single-game block record with 11 against Florida Atlantic, in a contest that she also produced the first points (22), rebounds (14), blocked shots (11) triple-double in Husker history. Cain was one of five players named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team, and she was the only freshman or sophomore to be named to the five-player Big Ten All-Defensive Team. She averaged 9.9 points and a team-leading 7.0 rebounds per game on the season, while producing one of the top five rebounding totals by a freshman in school history.
Love also helped Maddie Simon make the transition from wing to power forward as a junior. The 6-2 Simon averaged 10.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in her first year inside for the Huskers.
Love also played a role in Nebraska signing back-to-back top-20 recruiting classes in his first two seasons in Lincoln. Cain and Taylor Kissinger, both 2017-18 freshmen, combined to average 20 points and 11 rebounds in their first season. Nebraska's second straight top-20 class includes Iowa all-stater Ashtyn Veerbeek, Indiana star Leigha Brown and Minnesota high school standouts Sam Haiby and Kayla Mershon.
Love spent four seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach at South Dakota, helping the Coyotes to 96 victories, a trio of Summit League titles and four straight trips to the Summit League Tournament championship game.
Love helped South Dakota to a 32-6 overall record and a 2016 Summit League regular-season championship. The 2015-16 season culminated with a 2016 Postseason WNIT championship. In 2014-15, the Coyotes also won the Summit League regular-season title and advanced to the WNIT.
In his second season in South Dakota, Love was a key part of USD's run to the Summit League Tournament title and a trip to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Coyotes' success in 2013-14 followed a solid 2012-13 campaign that ended in the WBI semifinals.
Love joined Williams in South Dakota after spending 2011-12 as an assistant coach for the Rogers State men's basketball program. Williams was the head women's basketball coach at Rogers State that same season, taking the Hillcats to the NAIA Elite Eight.
On the men's side at Rogers State, Love helped coach the Hillcats to the NAIA Elite Eight in 2011-12. He was responsible for recruiting, scouting and development of post players at Rogers State.
Love earned his first full-time assistant coaching job at Wayland Baptist in Texas, after serving as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Northwestern Oklahoma State. He competed at Northwestern Oklahoma State in 2006-07 and 2007-08. As a senior he was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. As a junior in 2006-07, he helped the Rangers reach the NAIA Elite Eight.
Love earned a bachelor's degree as a health and sports science major from Northwestern Oklahoma State in 2008. He and his wife, Charmaine, have two sons, Chuck III and Cameron, and a newborn daughter, Camri.