Monday, May 14, 2012

Men's Basketball Adds Hart, Pastorek to Staff
Additionally, Wilson announced that recent UC Santa Barbara graduate and basketball player Jon Pastorek will fill the role of graduate assistant/video coordinator next season.
Pastorek will fill the role vacated by Matt Levy, who spent two years with the Waves while he worked on a master's degree. In addition to his basketball duties, Pastorek will be pursuing a master's in American studies.

Pastorek graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a degree in business economics. He played two seasons for the Gauchos, both of which resulted in Big West Conference titles and trips to the NCAA Tournament. He was team captain as a senior.
Pastorek started his college career at San Diego State, and he played two seasons of basketball there (the Aztecs went to the NIT in 2007 and 2008) before transferring to UCSB.
Since graduating, Pastorek has been a substitute teacher in the Orange Unified School District and the head junior varsity volleyball coach and assistant varsity basketball coach at his alma mater, Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif.
"Jon brings a variety of qualities to our staff as a former player," Wilson said. "He is a hard worker, very smart and is a dedicated student of the game who is highly motivated to learn and grow in the business. Jon was a really good player and will be able to give some insight to our players based on his basketball experiences at this level."

Congratulations Jon!

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