Fans will be introduced to the 2012-13 team for the first time at Blue & Orange Madness on Friday
Jon Pastorek, a former captain of the UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team, will be a graduate manager on the Pepperdine men's basketball staff for the second year in a row in 2013-14.
In addition to his basketball duties, Pastorek will be pursuing a master's degree in educational psychology.
"Jon brings a variety of qualities to our staff as a former player," said head coach Marty Wilson at Pastorek's hiring. "He is a hard worker, very smart and is a dedicated student of the game who is highly motivated to learn and grow in the business. Jon was a really good player and will be able to give some insight to our players based on his basketball experiences at this level."
Pastorek graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a degree in business economics and a minor in sports management. He played two seasons for the Gauchos, both of which resulted in Big West Conference titles and trips to the NCAA Tournament. He was team captain as a senior, when he played in all 32 games and started 14 while averaging 4.4 points and 4.1 rebounds.
Pastorek started his college career at San Diego State, and he played two seasons of basketball there (the Aztecs went to the NIT in 2007 and 2008) before transferring to UCSB.
After graduation, Pastorek was a substitute teacher in the Orange Unified School District and the head junior varsity volleyball coach and assistant varsity basketball coach at his alma mater, Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif.
He has been a camp counselor at both UCSB and SDSU basketball camps.