Koby Altman joined the Columbia men's basketball staff in July 2010 and is in his second season on Kyle Smith's staff.
Altman works with Columbia's guards, prepares pregame scouts and also serves as the head coach of Columbia's developmental basketball program.
During the summer of 2010, Altman served as the operations manager for USA Basketball’s Under-17 team at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. That 17-and-under squad won the first gold medal to ever be awarded for that age group.
In 2009, Altman also assisted with Team USA’s 19-and-under team in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand. That USA Basketball squad captured the first gold medal in that age group since 1991 and was coached by Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon and assisted by Purdue’s Matt Painter and Chris Lowery of Southern Illinois.
Altman came to Columbia after spending the 2009-10 campaign as a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois. Prior to that, Altman spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Amherst College, where he helped guide the team to a 48-11 record and Division III runner-up finish in 2008.
Altman played collegiately at Middlebury College, where he was a three-year starter at point guard. After college, he worked for three years in real estate investment sales for Friedman-Roth Realty Corp. in New York.
A native of Brooklyn, Altman began his coaching career as the freshman basketball coach at Xavier High School in Manhattan while also coaching in Brooklyn’s Conrad McRae youth league during the summer.
While coaching at Amherst, he worked toward his master's degree in sport management at UMass-Amherst, which he earned in 2009.