—Cardinal Stritch University Wolves head men’s basketball coach Mike Jaskulski has announced the hiring of assistant coach Dan Torres to his coaching staff.
Torres comes from multiple years of NCAA Division I men’s basketball experience. From 2011 to 2013 he was a coaching assistant for the University of Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball program under head coach Bo Ryan. In the 2011-2012 season, Torres aided the Badgers to a 27-10 record and an appearance in the sweet sixteen. In 2012-2013, Torres helped the badgers to a 24-12 record and an appearance in the first round of the NCAA tournament. For the Badgers, he prepared opponent video breakdowns, assisted with practices, and enhanced player development.
After his time at UW-Madison, Torres spent the past two years with Florida State University men’s basketball program as a graduate assistant under head coach Leonard Hamilton. At Florida State University, Torres landed a pair of two top-10 recruiting classes, including McDonalds All-American, Dwayne Bacon. In 2015-2016, Torres assisted Florida State to a 20-14 record and the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. During his time at FSU, Torres fulfilled many duties, such as compiling scouting reports for opponents, ensuring player development and improvement, and practicing on the scout team. He also coordinated the Leonard Hamilton Basketball summer camps.
“I am very excited to join Coach Jaskulski and the staff here at Stritch,” stated Torres. “He is one of the best coaches in college basketball and is very well respected throughout the industry. Having both came from Florida State, and working under Leonard Hamilton, there are many similarities that I have noticed between the two programs, which has helped my transition tremendously. I am looking forward to having a great year, learning a lot from Coach Jaskulski, and finishing as one of the best teams in our conference.”
Torres has had the opportunity to work with multiple NBA players. His former roommate at Florida State is current NBA rookie Malik Beasley, who was the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft to the Denver Nuggets. Other NBA players that Torres has worked with include Frank Kaminsky (Charlotte Hornets), Sam Dekker (Houston Rockets), and Toney Douglas (Cleveland Cavaliers).