Memphis coach Josh Pastner has been recruiting and coaching basketball since he was 16.
Back then, his father, Hal, let Pastner be a player-coach for his AAU team in Houston. Pastner says he recruited players, coached and helped coordinate the team’s cross-country travels.
That experience set Pastner on a course to be an undergraduate assistant and later full-time assistant coach for Arizona, where he established himself as a strong recruiter. Last season he became a Memphis assistant, and his track record as a recruiter continued.