Zak Buncik joined the UT Arlington men's basketball staff as an assistant coach in 2009.
A native of Fort Worth, Buncik has worked more than 20 basketball camps from 2006-2009, including camps at Texas and Stanford. Buncik has also spent time working at the U.S. Elite camp, the NBA D-League Pre-Draft camp and the prestigious Howie Garfinkel Five-Star camp.
His basketball expertise also includes working as a personal skill developer for high school and college athletes. Some of Buncik's former pupils include former UT Arlington guard Rod Epps, Bennie Rhodes of SMU, Donuald Bell of Prairie View A&M and Alexandra Collyer of the University of Toronto.
He also spent time learning from the Nike Skill Development Director, Ganon Baker, and from Steph Wood, who is the Director of Basketball Operations/Lead Trainer for Ganon Baker Basketball Services.
Buncik also spent four years on the sidelines coaching, including stops at River Oaks Castleberry (2003-2004), Arlington Sam Houston (2004-2006, 2007-2008) and UT Arlington as a student assistant in 2006-2007.
He completed his bachelor's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in pedagogy from UT Arlington in 2007. He is also a certified physical education teacher.