Joe Pasternack

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Joe Pasternack
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Associate head coach
Team Arizona
Biographical details
Born New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Alma mater Indiana (1999)[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
California (asst.)
New Orleans
Arizona (asst.)
Arizona (assoc. head)

Joe Pasternack is an American college basketball coach and current associate head coach for the Arizona Wildcats men's basketball program.

Coaching career[edit]

Arizona hired Pasternack on May 19, 2011 after Archie Miller, brother of Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller, left to become head coach at Dayton.[2] Prior to the 2013–14 season Pasternack was promoted to the position of associate head coach.[3]

Before coming to Arizona Pasternack served for four years as the head coach of the New Orleans Privateers, a position he took in July 2007 after the resignation of Buzz Williams.[4] He earned a record of 54–60 (.474) while there.

Pasternack's first professional coaching position was at California, where he served as an assistant coach from 2000 until 2007 under head coach Ben Braun.[1]

A 1999 graduate of Indiana University, Pasternack spent four years as a student manager for the Hoosiers men's basketball team under head coach Bob Knight. He played four years of high school varsity basketball at Metairie Park Country Day School in Metairie, Louisiana.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
New Orleans (Sun Belt Conference) (2007–2010)
2007–2008 New Orleans 19-13 (.594)
2008–2009 New Orleans 11-19 (.367)
2009–2010 New Orleans 8–22 (.267)
New Orleans (Independent) (2010–2011)
2010–2011 New Orleans 16–6 (.727)[5]
New Orleans: 54–60 (.474)
Total: 54–60 (.474)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c "Joe Pasternack Profile". The University of Arizona Wildcats Official Athletic Site. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (May 19, 2011). "Arizona Wildcats basketball: Miller hires Pasternack as assistant coach". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (July 1, 2013). "Wildcats elevate Pasternack to associate head coach". Arizona Daily Star. 
  4. ^ Katz, Andy (July 9, 2007). "New Orleans names Cal assistant Pasternack coach". Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Basketball Standings - 2010-11". Retrieved May 20, 2013.