Zak Buncik
Zak  Buncik

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
UT Arlington, 2007


MBB: UTA makes coaching change

Head coach Scott Cross and staff relieved of coaching duties, Director of Athletics Jim Baker announced.


MBB: Nick Pallas joins UTA signing class

Pallas (6-8, 240) set a numbers of school records last season Tesoro High School.


MBB: Basketball and culture in store for Hill and Buncik

Johnny Hill and Zak Buncik are part of USA Eagles, which begins of tour of Asia on Thursday.


MBB: Mavs sign Nathan Hawkins and Kaelon Wilson

Hawkins and Wilson joined a three-man recruiting class that was signed during the fall.


MBB: Cross says Final Four shines on UTA

UT Arlington coach Scott Cross is a busy man with the Final Four in Arlington.


MBB: UTA vs. App State (2/1/2018)

UTA men's basketball hosted Appalachian State on Thursday, Feb. 1 at College Park Center.


Barclays Center Classic Finals

A few photos from the postgame ceremony following UTA's win over Niagara at the Barclays Center Classic.


MBB: UTA vs. South Alabama

Photos from UTA's home victory over South Alabama in College Park Center.

Zak Buncik spent nine seasons as a member of the UT Arlington men's basketball staff as an assistant coach under head coach Scott Cross from 2010-2018

A native of Fort Worth, Buncik 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.


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