Aug. 23, 2007

UT Arlington Men's Basketball Coach Scott Cross announced the addition of assistant coach Jason Porostovsky to the staff.

Porostovsky spent nine seasons as an assistant basketball coach in the McKinney and Fort Worth Independent School Districts. Most recently, he was the junior varsity boys basketball coach at Fort Worth Paschal High School from 2001-06.

"Jason brings great energy and experience to the program," said Cross. "He was the first person I thought of when the position opened up. He has great knowledge of the game and he will be given a chance to learn all aspects of college basketball."

He will assist in day-to-day operations, academics, scouting and film exchange in addition to on-the-court duties, according to Cross.

He received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Texas-Tyler in 1998, where he served as a graduate assistant from 1997-98. Porostovsky played with Cross at Tyler Junior College from 1994-96 and at Hardin-Simmons University during the 1996-97 season.

UT Arlington opens the 2007-08 season Nov. 12 when they host UC Riverside at 8 p.m.




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