UT Arlington Men's Basketball Camps
Associate Head Coach
Greg Young is in his fifth season on the UTA men’s basketball staff and his third as the Associate Head Coach.
Young came to UTA from Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas where he spent four years as the head coach of the Jaguars. He also served as the school’s athletic director.
He led his team to a 21-10 record in 2008-09 whichwas one of the best seasons in school history. The Jaguars spent the majority of the season in the NJCAA national rankings and Young was honored following the campaign as the Region XIV Coach of the Year.
Young has an overall record of 168-139 in 10 seasons as a junior college head coach. He has also had 55 players sign with four-year institutions including 26 with Division I schools.
Young went to Jacksonville College from Texas State where he served for five years as the Bobcats recruiting coordinator. During his tenure the Bobcats played in the Southland Conference Tournament each season. He signed eight Top 100 players according to Texas Hoops during those five seasons. The Bobcats finished the 2002-03 season with the third most victories in school history as a Division I program.
Previous to his tenure at Texas State, Young was the head coach at Hill College for two seasons. He led the Rebels to consecutive Region V Tournament appearances and in 1999-2000 led the team to the regional tournament championship game. That was the first time the school had reached the fi nals since 1974.
From 1994-1998 Young was the head coach at Lamar (Colo.) Community College. Young turned the Lopes into a Region VIX contender in his four years there, twice reaching the Region VIX tournament quarterfinals.
Young was the assistant coach at Eastern New Mexico from 1991-94. He helped lead the Greyhounds to the Lone Star Conference title in 1992 and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen in the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Young also spent time as an assistant coach at Cleburne (Tex.) High School during the 1990-91 season and as an assistant at Texas Wesleyan from 1986-90.
A native of Cleburne, Tex., Young was a three-sport athlete at Cleburne High School, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. He then went on to play basketball at Howard Payne University where he was a four-year basketball letterman.He was named a captain his senior season and received the distinguished Paul J. Cunningham Award for excellence and dedication his senior year.
Young graduated from Howard Payne in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He later earned his master’s in education from Texas Wesleyan in 1990.
Young and his wife Nicole have one daughter (Regan).
Zak Buncik is in his fifth season on the staff at UT Arlington. He is in his third season as an assistant coach after spending his first two as the team’s director of operations.
A native of Fort Worth, Buncik has worked more than 20 basketball camps, including ones at Texas and Stanford. Buncik has also spent time working at the U.S. Elite camp, the NBA D-League Pre-Draft camp and the prestigious Howie Garfinkel Five-Star camp.
His basketball expertise also includes working as a personal skill developer for high school and college athletes. Some of Buncik’s former pupils include former UT Arlington guard Rod Epps, Bennie Rhodes of SMU, Donuald Bell of Prairie View A&M and Alexandra Collyer of the University of Toronto.
He also spent time learning from the Nike Skill Development Director, Ganon Baker, and from Steph Wood, who is the Director of Basketball Operations/Lead Trainer for Ganon Baker Basketball Services.
Buncik also spent four years on the sidelines coaching, including stops at River Oaks Castleberry (2003-2004), Arlington Sam Houston (2004-2006, 2007-2008) and UT Arlington as a student assistant in 2006-2007.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in pedagogy from UT Arlington in 2007. He is also a certified physical education teacher.
Andrae Patterson is in his fourth season on the UT Arlington men’s basketball staff and his second as an assistant coach.
Patterson joined the UTA staff midway through the 2009-10 season after retiring from a successful professional career. Patterson was drafted in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 46th overall selection. He played in 40 career regular season games with Minnesota over the next two seasons.
Following his NBA career, Patterson played for nine seasons in the top European Leagues. His teams in Europe included KK Zadar (Croatia), Ricoh Manresa (Spain), Ironi Ashkelon (Isreal), Panellinios BC (Greece), and most notably Adecco Estudiantes (Spain), before joining Egaleo AO (Greece) in 2007 with whom he finished his playing career.
He played collegiately at Indiana for Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight. During his All-American career at IU, Patterson led the Hoosiers to four NCAA Tournament appearances. He was a four-time All-Big Ten selection and represented the United States at the World U-22 Championships in 1997.
A native of Abilene, Texas, Patterson was a standout prep player at Cooper High School. As a senior, Patterson averaged more than 27 points and 14 rebounds per game. In its fi rst 30 years of athletics, Cooper had captured one district basketball championship. Patterson led the Cougars to titles as a sophomore and senior. He was a three-time district MVP and, as a senior, was named the state’s top player and a Parade All-American.
Andrae and his wife Kiana have 2 daughters Jayden (12) and Kimora (9).
Director of Operations
Pat Rafferty is in his second year as Director of Operations at UT Arlington.
Before coming to UTA, Rafferty was head coach at Grayson College for nine seasons. He has also been an assistant coach at Louisville University under legendary coach Denny Crum. Rafferty also spent two seasons as a scout for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Rafferty has compiled an overall record of 291-196 as a head coach on the junior college level, winning three conference championships and one regional championship.
His teams have made one appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament (finishing sixth), and he has coached seven NJCAA All-Americans. Rafferty is a graduate of Buffalo High School (WY), Northwest Community College (WY) and Eastern Montana College.
Brett Cervantes joined the UT Arlington men's basketball team in 2012 as a graduate assistant. He graduated from UTA in 2007 with a degree in history, and is working on a masters in the same field.
Prior to his time at UTA, Cervantes spent four years at Arlington Seguin High School, where he served as Head Freshman Coach and Varsity Assistant for boy's basketball. He also taught world history, world geography, sociology, and economics.