Mark Pancratz just completed his seventh year as a member of the Tennessee basketball staff after getting his start with the Vols as a graduate manager during the 2006-07 season.
Pancratz, 30, already boasts 18 games of NCAA Tournament experience as a player and/or administrative staff member.
After spending his first two seasons on Rocky Top as a graduate assistant, Pancratz held the title of video coordinator during the 2008-09 season before assuming an administrative assistant role in the summer of 2009. For the past three years, Pancratz also has served as the program's liaison to UT's athletic marketing and development offices.
As coordinator of video scouting, Pancratz's responsibilities include oversight of all the staff's video editing needs and assisting with on-campus recruiting. He also is the men's basketball camp director and will continue to serve as the program's liaison to various branches of the campus and athletic department.
"Mark's been a mainstay in this program for years," Vols head coach Cuonzo Martin said. "He's done a great job building relationships, assuming administrative roles and helping assistant coaches with video preparation. He brings a contagious energy, enthusiasm and work ethic to our office every day. I know he'll be very successful."
A native of Schaumburg, Ill., Pancratz was a four-year letterwinner at UW-Milwaukee. In 2005, Pancratz played a key role in helping the Panthers advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2001, Pancratz led Schaumburg High School to one of the biggest upsets in Illinois high school basketball history with a 20-point, 10-assist effort in beating a Thornwood team that featured future NBA Draft pick Eddy Curry in the Class AA championship game.
Pancratz was inducted into the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 and was voted as one of the 100 Legends of Illinois High School Basketball.
He graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2006 with a degree in marketing and finance before receiving his master's in Sports management from Tennessee in 2008.
Pancratz is married to the former Brooke Waddell, of Greeneville, Tenn., and the couple has a daughter, Charli.