The 2021-22 season will be Darvin Ham’s second as an assistant coach at Northwood. After spending time as a part-time coach, Ham accepted a full-time assistant coaching position prior to the 2019-20 season.
“I can’t be happier to have Darvin as a part of my first staff at Northwood,” said head coach Lonnie Griffin. “His passion for our student-athletes and this University are second to none. Darvin’s experience as a high-level player in the GLIAC and his professional career give him a strong understanding of what it takes for our players to be successful.”
Ham is responsible for the overall development of the roster and will work directly with the guards. Ham is also help develop and implement the offensive scheme for the program.
In a year where Northwood lost four starters from the previous season, the Timberwolves went 6-12 in the shortened 2020-21 season. Jack Ammerman earned Second Team All-GLIAC honors, while Maurion Scott was named to the GLIAC All-Defensive team
This is Ham's second stint at Northwood, as he was a player from 2010-2014. He was an integral part of the 2011-12 team that won the GLIAC North Division and had the most NCAA D2 wins in school history. As a player, Ham earned All-GLIAC honors and is also a member of the 1,000 point club.
Ham played one season in Germany (2016) for ProB club Wolfenbuttel.
Ham has a gained some valuable coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level. He spent the 2018-2019 season as a part-time assistant coach at Saginaw Valley State. He also spent time coaching at Arthur Hill High School and Delta College. At Arthur Hill, Ham helped six players earn scholarships to play college basketball. At Delta College he helped multiple players increase their shooting percentages and improve their overall game.
He is a native of Saginaw and a 2014 graduate of Northwood University. He is married to his wife Champ and has two children; Darvin Ham III and Cataleya Moore