The associate head coach title was previously held by Eric Reveno, who left Tech in April to take a similar position at Oregon State. Pastner has sent several assistant coaches to head coaching jobs during his time at Memphis and now at Tech, most recently former Tech assistant Tavaras Hardy, now at Loyola Maryland.
“I think he’s got all the tangibles and makings of a head coach,” Pastner said Monday in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’ve had a lot of guys who’ve been on my staff become head coaches and, from all my time, whether it was at Memphis or here, he’s in that same mold as all those other guys. He’s going to have the opportunity to be a head coach.”