Joe Pasternack

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Joe Pasternack
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Associate head coach
Team Arizona
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Biographical details
Born (1977-04-15) April 15, 1977 (age 39)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2001–2007 California (asst.)
2007–2011 New Orleans
2011–2013 Arizona (asst.)
2013–present Arizona (assoc. HC)

Joe Pasternack (born April 15, 1977) 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.[1] Prior to the 2013–14 season Pasternack was promoted to the position of associate head coach.[2]

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.[3] He earned a record of 54–60 (.474) while there. At the beginning of his second season at UNO, the University determined that Division 1 was not going to be economically feasible after Hurricane Katrina, and the university allowed its players to transfer as it would transition out of Division 1. Pasternack remained to fulfill his four year contract and than departed for an assistant position at Arizona.

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.[4]

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.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
New Orleans ({{{conference}}}) (2007–2010)
2007–08 New Orleans 19–13 {{{conference}}}
2008–09 New Orleans 11–19 {{{conference}}}
2009–10 New Orleans 8–22 {{{conference}}}
New Orleans (Independent) (2010–2011)
2010–11 New Orleans 16–6 (.727)[5] n/a n/a
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. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (May 19, 2011). "Arizona Wildcats basketball: Miller hires Pasternack as assistant coach". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (July 1, 2013). "Wildcats elevate Pasternack to associate head coach". Arizona Daily Star. 
  3. ^ Katz, Andy (July 9, 2007). "New Orleans names Cal assistant Pasternack coach". Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Joe Pasternack Profile". The University of Arizona Wildcats Official Athletic Site. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Division I Basketball Standings - 2010-11". Retrieved May 20, 2013.