Men's Basketball |
Sept. 27, 2013
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin has announced the recent additions of T.J. Wolf and Greg Youncofski to the men's basketball staff. Wolf serves as the team's video coordinator while Youncofski works as program assistant.
Wolf comes to Cincinnati from Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Ind., where he served as the assistant varsity coach since 2007. Among his duties, Wolf edited film, coordinated daily practices, prepared scouting reports and conducted individual workouts. He also served as an academic supervisor, summer league coach and summer camp director.
During Wolf's stay at Martinsville, the varsity team won a pair of Mid-State Conference championships (2011 and 2012) and sectional championships (2010 and 2013).
Wolf was also a standout point guard for the Artesians from 1998-2002, finishing his career as the school's all-time assist leader and was second in scoring. He helped Martinsville win the sectional championship in 2002 while being named an all-state selection. He was a four-time all-conference and all-sectional honoree and two-time Metro West Player of the Year award winner.
Collegiately, Wolf played three seasons at Murray State University (2004-06) under the direction of current UC head coach Mick Cronin. Wolf helped the Racers to an Ohio Valley Conference regular-season crown in 2006 and conference tournament titles and NCAA tournament appearances in 2004 and 2006.
"I am very excited to add one of my former players to my staff as video coordinator," Cronin said. "T.J. has paid his dues as a player and high school coach and will be a great addition to our staff."
Wolf earned his undergraduate degree from Murray State in 2007 and received a Master's degree from American College of Education (Indianapolis, Ind.) in January 2013.
Youncofski's duties as UC's program assistant include assisting the coaching staff with video work, recruiting and official visits.
Youncofski earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas University in May 2013 while working three years as a student-manager with the Jayhawks basketball squad. Among his duties with KU, Youncofski supported the basketball operations director, managed all team practice and games, and assisted the coaching staff with scouting reports and basketball drills.
Youncofski also created video playbooks with KU's team video coordinator and organized and supported several Jayhawks basketball clinics.
Originally from Middletown, N.J., Youncofski played three seasons of varsity basketball at Middletown High School North (2007-09).
"I am also pleased about bringing Greg on board," Cronin said. "He comes highly recommended from Bill Self at Kansas. We are always looking for ways and ideas to improve, and Greg has added some of those things to our program already."
In addition, Mark Berger, who has served as UC's video coordinator since 2010, is the new director of student-athlete development.