Wildcats elevate Pasternack to associate head coach

2013-07-01T17:08:00Z 2013-07-01T17:21:41Z Wildcats elevate Pasternack to associate head coachBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 01, 2013 5:08 pm  • 

Arizona announced today that Joe Pasternack has been elevated from assistant to associate head coach.

Pasternack, who has already been a head coach at the University of New Orleans, effectively assumes the role vacated by James Whitford, who left UA in April to become the head coach at Ball State.

 Pasternack earned $204,000 as an assistant coach last season, the same amount that new assistant coach Damon Stoudamire was hired at. It is not immediately clear what Pasternack’s salary will be next season but Whitford earned $215,000.

“Joe has done an outstanding job in his two years with us,” Miller said in a UA statement. “His combination of prior head coaching experience at the University of New Orleans and eight years on staff at the University of California has been invaluable to our program’s continued development. His professionalism, tireless work ethic and total command of all aspects of Arizona basketball position him to become a head coach again very soon. This promotion to associate head coach is well deserved and a logical step for our staff.”

Pasternack joined the UA staff in May 2011 when New Orleans considered downgrading from Division I to Division II (the program decided last year to remain in Division I). He was also at California for eight seasons as an aide and assistant coach under Ben Braun.


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