Justin Bauman

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CitizenshipUnited States Of America
Alma materUniversity of Kansas
OccupationBasketball coach

Justin Bauman is an American college basketball coach.[1] Bauman is a native of Canton, Illinois and a 1999 Canton High School graduate playing basketball and baseball.[2] Bauman graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in sports management and fitness in 2004 and a master's degree in sports studies in 2006. An alumnus of the University of Kansas, Bauman spent six years with the Jayhawks basketball program, including three years as a student manager and three seasons as a head manager/student assistant coach. From 2000 to 2003, Bauman assisted Roy Williams (basketball coach)|Roy Williams' staff. As head manager under Bill Self from 2003 to 2006. While at Kansas, Bauman was part of four Big XII regular-season championships, one postseason Big XII championship, two Final Fours and six-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.[3] Bauman played collegiate basketball for one season at Lincoln (IL) College for head coach BJ McCullum.[4] Upon graduating from the University of Kansas, Bauman was hired at Florida Atlantic University by head coach Rex Walters as Director of Basketball Operations.[5] In 2008, Bauman transferred with Walters to the University of San Francisco.[6] With the San Francisco Dons men's basketball|Dons, Bauman served as a Director of Basketball Operations and Assistant Coach. In his two years as a full-time assistant coach, the Dons had posted a 39-29 record. In 2011-2012, the team was 20-14 record and had the first 20-win season for San Francisco in 30 years, since the 1981-82 campaign. The Dons made an appearance in the post-season College Basketball Invitational in the 2011-12 season as well.[7] After the 2012 season, Danny Manning hired Bauman to serve as Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Tulsa.[3] At Tulsa (for two seasons), success followed Bauman with the Tulsa Golden Hurricane|Golden Hurricane going 17–16 (overall record) and an 8–8 mark in (Conference USA play), finishing fifth in the league's regular season. With the fifth-least-experienced team in the nation in 2012–13 and battling injuries all season, TU advanced to the semifinals of the Conference USA Championship and played in the CBI postseason tournament. Two Hurricane players, James Woodard and D'Andre Wright, were selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. Tulsa improved their record to 21–13 in their 2nd year, while going 13 – 3 in Conference play. Tulsa subsequently emerged as the C-USA regular season leader, and won the Conference tournament to advance onto an NCAA tournament berth for the first time since 2003. The Golden Hurricane lost in the second round to the UCLA Bruins 76–59. In 2014, Bauman transferred with Manning to Wake Forest University.[8] While at Wake Forest University, Bauman was a crucial ingredient to the success of Demon Deacon Basketball. The first season 2014-15, a young Demon Deacon squad that had three freshmen among its top five scorers developed throughout the season despite a 13-19 record. Five of their wins came against teams that competed in the postseason, including a victory over eventual NCAA Sweet 16 squad NC State, while three of their losses were by single digits to teams ranked in the top-five nationally. In year two, the Demon Deacons went 11-20 during Manning's second season, highlighted by a third-place finish at the Maui Invitational. Year three, 2017-18, the Deacs posted a pair of wins over Sweet 16 teams, downing Syracuse and Florida State and last year posted a win over a nationally-ranked NC State squad. For the 2018-19 season, Bauman served a dual role.[9] He was the main recruiter for incoming players Jahcobi Neath, Ody Oguama and Tariq Ingraham.[10] In 2019-20, the Demon Deacons posted wins over nationally-ranked Xavier and Duke.[11] Bauman was let go from Wake Forest along with the rest of the Manning staff in April of 2020.[12] Bauman has often considered the next generation of college basketball.[13] He remains very active with the University of Kansas Sport Management Professional Society.[14] People that have worked around Bauman often praise him for his attention to detail, organization, drive, loyalty, honesty and communication skills.[15][16][17]


  1. "Justin Bauman - Men's Basketball Coach". Wake Forest University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  2. Editor, Stephen ShankSports. "Bauman returns to the NCAA Tournament". Canton Daily Ledger - Canton, IL. Retrieved 2020-08-21. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Tulsa's Manning Names Three to Basketball Coaching Staff". University of Tulsa Athletics. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  4. "Primesport NABC Next Generation: Justin Bauman". NABC. 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  5. Reports, J.-W. Staff (2006-06-06). "FAU coach Walters taps Bauman". KUsports.com. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  6. Chu, Bryan; Writer, Chronicle Staff (2008-04-15). "USF Hires Rex Walters". SFGate. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  7. "Tulsa's Manning Names Three to Basketball Coaching Staff". GTR Newspapers. 2019-01-19. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  8. Reinhard, Robert (2014-04-08). "Wake Forest has new Director of Basketball Ops". Blogger So Dear. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  9. Journal, Conor O’Neill Winston-Salem. "Wake Forest makes a change to men's basketball staff while Jamill Jones, accused in assault, is on leave". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  10. "Wake Forest 2019 Basketball Commits". 247Sports. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  11. "Danny Manning - Men's Basketball Coach". Wake Forest University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  12. "Wake Forest fires Manning after six seasons". ESPN.com. 2020-04-25. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  13. "Primesport NABC Next Generation: Justin Bauman". NABC. 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  14. Bass, Jordan (2017-04-18). "New Feature: "Friday Five"". Medium. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  15. Club, The Pros. "Ep 21: Justin Bauman, The business of College Basketball | The Pros Club". Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  16. "‎Real Talk Basketball With Rex Walters: Ep 21: Justin Bauman, The business of College Basketball on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  17. "Interview w/ Justin Bauman (Longtime D1 Assistant Coach and DOBO) by Beyond the Box Score Podcast • A podcast on Anchor". Anchor. Retrieved 2020-08-21.

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