Mike Jaskulski, who was hired in July of 2010, will enter his second season as assistant coach at UAB in the 2010-11 campaign.
Jaskulski came to Birmingham after spending the four years at Conference USA rival UCF and has now been in the coaching business for 33 seasons.
"Having coached against Mike Davis and his teams, this was an easy decision for me to make to come to UAB," Jaskulski said. "Coach Davis always has fundamentally sound teams, and his teams always play hard. That was very evident when we played against UAB. There is something special about basketball at UAB. The tradition in this program and what coach Gene Bartow created in such a short period of time is remarkable. I am ecstatic about becoming a part of the great tradition and look forward to working hard to keep the proud tradition and success of UAB basketball."
Jaskulski's impact was made right away as he helped the Blazers capture the 2011 C-USA regular-season championship and earn a berth to the NCAA Tournament. It marked the first-ever NCAA appearance for Jaskulski, who has coached at the Division I level since 1988.
Jaskulski, who has eight years of head coaching experience in his 34-year career, comes to Birmingham after spending his last four seasons as UCF's associate head coach. He helped the Knights finish in the top half of the league standings each year during his tenure, including a second-place finish in C-USA in 2007.
Jaskulski went to UCF after eight years as an assistant coach in the BIG EAST and Atlantic Coast conferences. A top recruiter, Jaskulski served on the Florida State staff from 2002-06. He also was on Miami's staff from 1993-97.
For four seasons, beginning in 1997, Jaskulski served as the head coach at Towson. In his first season at Towson, his team led the America East in scoring defense and 3-point field goal percentage. Off the court, his players excelled in the classroom. During his tenure, 10 of 11 seniors earned their degrees.
Before his time at Miami (Fla.), he spent five years as an assistant coach at Maine, helping build the Black Bears into one of the premier programs in the America East. From 1988-93, Maine won 32 conference games and advanced to the league title game in 1991.
A 1976 graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, Jaskulski began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at his alma mater. He worked at St. Norbert from 1976-82 and then served for two years as an assistant at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He was the head coach at Loras from 1984-88 and recorded a 62-48 overall record, including a 19-10 mark in 1984-85.
Jaskulski led the Duhawks to the National Catholic Basketball Tournament semifinals four times and helped the squad to a third-place finish in 1988. He oversaw the program's move from the NAIA ranks to the NCAA Division III level. In 1987-88, Loras ranked third in the NCAA Division III statistics in team defense.
He is married to the former Marcia Ann Hendricks. The couple has two daughters, Katie and Carly.