Josh Daeche, who coached the 2008-09 season at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C., is in his third season in the position of video coordinator for the Tigers basketball program. Daeche's primary responsibilities are to oversee the basketball video department and break down video to assist the coaching staff in scouting.
In his first two years, Daeche was a member of Pastner's staff that guided the Tigers to consecutive 20-win campaigns, back-to-back postseason berths (2010 NIT, 2011 NCAA) and a Conference USA Tournament title. Memphis posted 49 combined wins (49-20 record) in 2009-10 and 2010-11, making Daeche a part of the winningest staff under a head coach (Josh Pastner) in his first two seasons in school history.
Last season, the Tigers posted a 25-10 overall record and earned an NCAA Tournament berth. En route to the "Big Dance," Memphis won the program's first conference tournament crown outside the Bluff City since 1987. The Tigers put together a magical ride in the 2011 Conference USA Tournament, winning the title with a thrilling 67-66 victory over UTEP on the Miners' homecourt.
The 2010-11 campaign was the 11th-straight, 20-win season for the Tigers. It was also the 11th-consecutive year the Tigers advanced to the postseason. In Daeche's first season in 2009-10, the Tigers posted a 24-10 overall record and received a National Invitation Tournament (NIT) berth.
Prior to joining the Memphis staff in the summer of 2009, Daeche served as an assistant coach on Chris Chaney's staff at The Patterson School. He helped lead the Bulldogs to a 34-3 overall record and a No. 1 national ranking most of the 2008-09 campaign. In its March 2009 issue, Basketball Times named Daeche as one of college basketball's unsung heroes. While at Patterson, Daeche also oversaw the daily activities of 60 student-athletes and international students and taught speech communication and English.
From 2005-08, Daeche worked at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass. As an assistant, the Warminster, Pa., native helped guide the Crusaders to back-to-back prep national championships in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Notre Dame was ranked No. 1 in the national poll both seasons. In the 2006-07 campaign, Daeche worked with Michael Beasley, who went on to star at Kansas State in 2007-08. Beasley was the consensus National Freshman of the Year and was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.
The 2007-08 Notre Dame prep squad finished the year ranked No. 4 in the country.
While at Notre Dame Prep, Daeche taught geography and English and coached soccer, cross country, tennis and softball.
Daeche has also worked several camps, including the Reebok All-American and Five-Star camps and the LeBron James Skills Academy. In July 2007, Daeche served as tournament director for the Big Apple Tournament of Champions.
Daeche earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from Penn State University in 2001. He also minored in American Studies. In 2004, Daeche earned a second bachelor's degree in Political Science.