EAST LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Coming back to his Michigan roots, Jon Borovich joins Tom Izzo’s staff at Michigan State as the Director of Recruiting Operations. The Bloomfield, Mich., native started his coaching career with the Spartans in 2001 as a graduate assistant.
“I’m very excited to welcome Jon back to Michigan State. Jon got his start here as a graduate assistant and it’s great to have him back as a member of our full-time staff. He’s had the opportunity to work at several different schools under some coaches I have great respect for in Greg Kampe, Brian Gregory, Mark Montgomery, and most recently, Chris Collins, and returns to us with great pedigree in college basketball. Jon is a hard worker with great energy who will be a great impact for our program,” says Izzo.
Borovich spent the past three years working for Collins at Northwestern University as an assistant coach. Before moving to Northwestern, he learned under former MSU player and current assistant coach Montgomery who was the head coach at Northern Illinois at that time. For eight seasons he coached at NIU in DeKalb, Ill., where he was the associate head coach for the final four seasons.
Learning a lot at Dayton, he guided the Flyers to four straight post season appearances averaging 24 wins per year. In that time, Dayton reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, won a NIT title, and was ranked as high as 14th in the nation.
After being the graduate assistant at MSU to start his career, the next two seasons in his first stint at Dayton as the Director of Basketball Operations. He followed with two years at Oakland University helping them to 19 wins which was the most for the programs since moving to Division I in 1997.
He played collegiately at Central Michigan University earning a bachelor’s degree in sports studies. CMU won the MAC Championship in his senior season winning 20 games. A two-year team captain, he earned Academic All-MAC honors as a senior.
He is married to Kara and they have two sons, Bennett and William.