ASSISTANT COACHES & SUPPORT STAFF

Assistant Coaches

Tommy Connor

Associate Head Coach

Associate head coach is in the sixth year of his second stint on the Utah staff. Four-year starter for the Runnin' Utes at point guard (1986-88, ’90). After graduating in exercise and sport science, spent three years as a graduate assistant and another four years as an assistant coach under the late Rick Majerus. Helped guide Utah to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight as well as the NIT "Final Four," while capturing four Western Athletic Conference championships. Prior to returning to Utah, had a stellar 12-year head coaching career at Westminster College. Led the Griffins’ reinstated program to a 264-114 (.698) overall record, nine NAIA National Championship appearances and seven Frontier Conference regular-season titles.

DeMarlo Slocum

Assistant Coach

Sixth year with the Utes, working primarily with the guards and shared recruiting responsibilities. Before Utah was a three-year assistant at Colorado State. Also served as an assistant coach at Idaho and head coach of the Las Vegas Prospects AAU team for five years. During his tenure, the Prospects were ranked among the top five AAU teams on the West Coast. The Las Vegas native served one season as an assistant coach at Dixie State College before moving on to the University of Southern California to become the Trojans’ director of basketball operations. Played two years at Dixie State before finishing his career at Georgia Southern, where he earned a degree in public recreation/kinesiology.

Andy Hill

Assistant Coach

Sixth year with the Utes. Spent the previous seven years as an assistant at Montana, including two seasons under current Runnin' Ute head coach Larry Krystkowiak. Helped Coach K. lead the Grizzlies to a 42-20 record and two NCAA Tournament berths, advancing to the second round (now third round) in 2006. Montana made three NCAA Tournament appearances overall during his tenure, earned a CBI bid in 2011, and reached the Big Sky Tournament championship game four times. Graduate assistant coach at Eastern Washington in 2003-04 as the Eagles won the Big Sky. Spent the two previous years as an assistant at Lewis-Clark State College. Graduated from Eastern Washington in 2000 with an education degree.

Support Staff

Chris
Jones

Dir. of Basketball Operations

First year as the director of basketball operations. Previously served as Utah’s video coordinator from 1995-97. Returned to the U. as director of operations during the 2005 season before making the move to assistant coach from 2006-08. Spent the previous eight seasons as an assistant coach at Utah State. Began his coaching career in London as the head coach of Wurthing Bears from 1998-99 before spending three years as an instructor at Champions Athletic Academy. Returned to the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Westminster College from 2003-04. Played for the Runnin’ Utes in 1993 and ’94.

Scott
McByrne

Video Coordinator

Sixth year as the video coordinator. Originally joined the Utes midway through the 2011-12 season after spending two seasons with the New Jersey Nets of the NBA. With the Nets, was an assistant video coordinator under head coach Avery Johnson (2010-11) and an intern under previous head coach Lawrence Frank (2009-10). During the 2010-11 season, worked alongside current Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak, who was then an assistant coach with New Jersey.

Trevor
Jameson

Athletic Trainer

Seventeenth year as an athletic trainer at the U. In 2008, he also accepted the position of Director of Sports Medicine for the Utah Athletic Training program. Before coming to Utah, Jameson spent four years as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor at DePauw University in Indiana. In addition to working with DePauw athletes, Jameson assisted in the development of the department's CAAHEP accredited athletic training education program and provided clinical instruction for students.

Charles
Stephenson

Strength Coach

Joined the Utah staff as the first basketball-specific strength coach in the program’s history in 2011. Has nearly 30 years of experience as a strength coach at the collegiate level. Most recently, he was the strength coach for men’s basketball at North Carolina State from 1996-2011 and previously held the same position at Auburn from 1994-96. Prior to Auburn, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Virginia from 1987-94.