Darren Savino has built a reputation both for his ability to recruit quality student-athletes and for his skills in developing them as players.
Savino, who accompanied Mick Cronin from Murray State to become assistant coach at Cincinnati, has 11 seasons of experience in the college coaching ranks. At Murray State, Savino was intimately involved in every aspect of the Racer program, most notably with his tireless drive and determination.
Savino previously served two seasons as an assistant at Quinnipiac, where he was in charge of recruiting and player development.
Savino's coaching resume includes stops at New Mexico, East Carolina, St. John's and Seton Hall. At New Mexico, he was responsible for recruiting and scouting. He also was deeply involved in individual instruction, strength and conditioning and served as an academic liaison. He held similar responsibilities at East Carolina during his two seasons there.
Savino played prep basketball for the legendary Bob Hurley at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J. He teamed with future Duke star Bobby Hurley and Roderick Rhodes on a team that won the USA Today national championship his senior season.
Savino earned his undergraduate degree in business administration, specializing in sport management, at Jersey City State College in 1994.