Joe Balestrieri came to The University of Tulsa in the spring of 2012 as video coordinator for the men's basketball program.
Balestrieri came to Tulsa after serving one year as an assistant coach at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. As an assistant coach, he assisted in planning and coordinating practices and travel arrangements, scouting, and recruiting.
While a student at the University of Kansas from 2007-10, Balestrieri served as a student manager for the men's basketball team, and was the head manager during the 2009-10 season. As head manager for the Jayhawks, Balestrieri oversaw a staff of seven other managers. His duties also included the scheduling and directing of managers during practice and games, set-up and assisting with practice and games, preparing for road trips, laundry and gear organization and distribution.
Balestrieri also worked the Bill Self Basketball Camps from 2006-10. In 2010 he served as co-director of Bill Selfʼs team camp. Prior to the 2010 camp, he assisted with set-up and preparation of the camps, and staffing and overseeing camp counselors.
During Balestrieri's time as part of the Kansas basketball program, the Jayhawks won the 2008 national championship, advanced to one NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, won three Big 12 regular-season championships, and won two Big 12 Conference Tournament Championships.
Balestrieri earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education in 2010 from the University of Kansas. He resides in Tulsa.
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