First-year head coach Nate Oats has announced the addition of Adam Bauman as Director of Basketball Operations, finalizing his staff for the upcoming season. Bauman comes to UB after spending the last three years as Video Coordinator at Mississippi State.
The Pontiac, Ill., native oversaw all video coordination for men’s basketball at Mississippi State, while also maintaining the recruiting database. In addition, he was responsible for developing recruiting materials for the coaching staff, breaking down advanced scouting film, helping coordinate summer camps and assisting with on-campus recruiting.
“Adam is one of the best young minds in the business and we are extremely fortunate to have him joining our staff,” said Oats. “After everybody I talked to, it was clear that Adam was someone who we needed here and the skill set that he brings will help this program build to another level. Adam has a tremendous work ethic and is ready for this opportunity and I think he will serve this role very well.”
A 2008 graduate of Southern Illinois with a degree in kinesiology, Bauman was a student manager for the SIU basketball teams that won two regular-season Missouri Valley Conference titles and the 2006 league tournament. During his time in Carbondale, the Salukis garnered bids to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT. He was a part of the 2007 SIU squad that advanced to the Sweet 16.
He then joined the staff at Arizona State as a graduate assistant coach, where he assisted with video production, player development and academic support.
In November of 2009, he took a job at Santa Clara, where in 2011 the Broncos won the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament and finished with the second-most wins (24) in school history.
Born on Oct. 22, 1985, Bauman is a 2004 graduate of Pontiac Township High School, where he lettered twice in basketball. As a senior, his team won the conference title, the program’s first since the mid-80s.