Julian Swartz Named Tigers Hoops Assistant Director Of Operations
May 7, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Julian Swartz, who served for three seasons as a graduate assistant at Marquette, has been named Assistant Director of Operations for the University of Memphis men's basketball program, Tigers head coach Josh Pastner announced Monday.
Swartz comes to Memphis after working in the West Allis/West Milwaukee school district in Wisconsin since 2009. He also served as the varsity assistant coach at Waukesha High School from 2009-11.
"Julian is a hard worker, a grinder," said Pastner. "The position Julian is coming in to is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year job, and he can do it. Julian is a `sleep-in-the-office' guy that is the right fit for our staff."
Swartz served on Tom Crean's staff at Marquette from 2005-08. In those three seasons, the Golden Eagles posted a 69-31 record and earned three NCAA Tournament berths. The 2007-08 Marquette squad advanced to the BIG EAST Conference Tournament semifinal round.
Among Swartz's duties at Marquette were helping oversee student-athletes academic progress, assisting with scouting reports and on-campus recruiting, and coordinating and directing summer camps. In addition, Swartz assisted in player development of former Golden Eagles Steve Novak, Wes Matthews, Lazar Hayward, Dominic James and Jerel McNeal.
"It's a tremendous honor to join the Memphis Tigers basketball family," said Swartz. "I'm extremely thankful and appreciative to Coach Pastner for giving me this opportunity. I'm excited and passionate about the work that lies ahead with the Tigers program."
A 2005 graduate of Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis., Swartz began his collegiate playing career at the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the 1999-2000 Badgers squad that advanced to the NCAA Final Four.
Swartz, who also earned his master's degree from Marquette in 2008, was named the 1999 Wisconsin high school Player of the Year and academic all-state.