A native of Schaumburg, Ill., Mark Pancratz played Division I basketball at UW-Milwaukee, earning his degree in marketing and finance. In 2006, he became a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee, earning his master’s degree in sports management later that year. He moved from a G.A. role for the men’s basketball program into a full-time position as director of video scouting and spent five years as a full-time staff member and camp director. During his tenure, Pancratz was an integral part of Tennessee’s success.
Pancratz boasts an impressive 22 games of NCAA Tournament experience as a player and/or staff member. He is a member of the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and voted one of the 100 Legends of Illinois High School Basketball.
In August 2013, Mark decided to leave coaching to pursue other career opportunities. While doing so, he continues to stay involved with basketball at an elite level by working out many professional players such as Chris Lofton, Wayne Chism and Cameron Tatum.Pancratz resides in Knoxville and is married to the former Brooke Waddell. Together they have a 3 year old daughter Charli Reese and are expecting their second child in February.
If you are interested in having Mark come speak to your team or work with your basketball team or son/daughter on their basketball skills, please email him at PancratzHoopsDevelopment@yahoo.com