Brent Oja is in his second year as an assistant director of equipment, joining the athletic department in March 2011. Oja worked with football for a little over one season, and turned his focus to basketball for the 2012-13 campaign.
Oja, 30, came to Colorado from the University of Virginia, where he had worked the previous three-plus years as an assistant equipment manager. At UVA, he was responsible for all the equipment needs for the men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. He got his start in the business at Iowa State, where he served one year as an associate for equipment operations for the 2007-08 academic year.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006 with two degrees, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in History.
He was born April 8, 1983 in St. Cloud, Minn., and graduated from Melrose Area High School (Melrose, Minn.) where he lettered in football and basketball (his father was his head coach in both) as well as in track and field. His hobbies include reading and watching movies.