Gino Saucedo enters his second year as an assistant with the South Plains College men's basketball program.
During his first season with the Texans, Saucedo helped the Texans receive an at-large bid to the NJCAA Men's Basketball National Tournament, a second-place finish at the Region V Tournament in Abilene, and a second-place finish in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference. South Plains also won the 2019 Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout title in Arizona on the campus of Mesa Community College.
Saucedo came to South Plains College after working as a graduate assistant for Texas Tech men's basketball for two seasons, and was a managed for the Red Raiders for one year. While with Texas Tech, the Red Raiders reached the Elite 8 in 2018, won the 2019 Big 12 title and had the highest win total in program history with 31 victories. During the 2019 season, the Red Raiders reached the Final Four and the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship game.
Saucedo helped with the development of two first-round NBA picks in Zhaire Smith and Jarrett Culver, as well as three two way contract signees in Keenan Evans, Matt Mooney, and Tariq Owens. Saucedo also helped with Norense Odiase and Brandone Francis who signed with the NBA G-League.
Prior to his time in Lubbock, Saucedo was a manager for the Texans during the 2014-2015 season. The Texans would go on to reach the NJCAA National Championship title game, and won the Region V title as well as the WJCAC crown. Saucedo helped with the development of two NJCAA All-Tournament players, Emmanuel Omogbo and Andre Spight.
Saucedo is a graduate of Texas Tech University, holding a bachelor's and master's degree in Sport Management.