Mike Jaskulski is in his fourth season as a member of Leonard Hamilton's staff at Florida State. He brings nearly 30 years of collegiate coaching experience and knowledge of the game to the Seminoles' staff. Jaskulski is a winning coach who has recruited and developed winning basketball players throughout his career. In his seven years as a coach in the Big East (at Miami) and the ACC (at Florida State) - two of the nation's most highly rated conferences on an annual basis - he has consistently recruited the nation's most talented players and helped mold them into winners on collegiate basketball's biggest stages.
Since arriving at Florida State in 2002, Jaskulski has had his recruiting and coaching talents put to the test and has responded brilliantly. His teaching abilities helped the Seminoles advance to the second round of the NIT and win 19 games in 2004 while his recruiting expertise and coaching roots have helped the Seminoles attract three of top-15 ranked recruiting classes. Florida State's recruiting class was ranked as the nation's best for the first time in the history of the program in 2003.
Jaskulski helped attract the nation's top recruiting class to Florida State in 2003. It marked the first time the Seminole men's basketball team had earned college basketball's top recruiting class in the 60-year history of the program.
Jaskulski has displayed his coaching talents in his first three seasons in Tallahassee, as the Seminoles have become one of the tougher teams in the nation to scout and play against. Florida State has defeated five ranked teams including No. 5- ranked Duke in 2003, NCAA Runner-Up Georgia Tech in 2004 and No. 3-ranked Wake Forest in 2005. The Seminoles defeated four ranked teams during the 2004 season with three - Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and North Carolina - ranked in the nation's top 10 at the time of the game. Jaskulski was the assistant coach in charge of scouting Duke when the Seminoles defeated the No. 5-ranked Blue Devils in 2003. Florida State has defeated eight nationally ranked teams during Jaskluski's first four years on the Seminoles' staff.
Jaskulski's expertise has helped the Seminoles become one of the nation's most improved defensive teams in the last three years. The Seminoles finished seventh in the nation and second in the ACC in field goal percentage defense and 16th in the nation and second in the ACC in steals per game in 2003. In 2004, the Seminoles were 21st nationally and second in the ACC in field goal percentage defense. The Seminoles were unranked nationally and in the bottom half of the ACC statistics prior to Jaskulski's arrival.
Tim Pickett, who earned All-America Honorable Mention and All-ACC First-Team honors, was one of Jaskulski's star pupils during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Pickett was the only player named to the ACC All-Defensive team both years and led the nation in steals during the two years combined. He totaled 164 steals in the last two years.
Jaskulski was a member of Hamilton's staff at Miami from 1994-97 when the Hurricanes made two postseason NIT appearances and played in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Tournament twice. Miami's invitation to the NIT in 1995 was the school's first postseason tournament invitation in 31 years. In addition, Miami ranked among the nation's leaders in numerous statistical categories and increased their victory total by nine over the four-season span.
While serving as an assistant to Hamilton at Miami, Jaskulski helped the Hurricanes to the fifth best win-loss record in the Big East Conference. Miami advanced to postseason play in two of his final three years.
During the 1995 season, the Hurricanes engineered the greatest single season win-loss turnaround in school history and greatest in the nation during that season. Miami finished with a 15-13 record after finishing with a 7-20 record the year before.
While he was at Miami, Jaskulski helped engineer four victories over nationally ranked teams including only the third victory over a top-10 ranked team in school history - a 61-59 victory over No. 7-ranked Villanova Jan. 11, 1997. In addition, he helped the Hurricanes defeat nationally ranked Georgetown (No. 13, Feb. 4, 1995) once and Syracuse (No. 11, Jan. 3, 1996 and Dec. 7, 1996) twice.
Jaskulski also helped recruit and coach a number of the best players in Miami basketball history including NBA first round draft choice and All-America Tim James, two-time All-Big East selection Johnny Hemsley and 1,000-point scorer Mario Bland. All three players are among the Hurricanes' all-time top 15 scorers and leaders in numerous statistical categories.
During his final season as an assistant coach at Miami, the Hurricanes finished in third place in the league standings, sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense and first in the league statistics in 3-point field goal percentage defense.
Prior to his career at Miami, Jaskulski helped establish the University of Maine as one the premier programs in the North Atlantic Conference in five years as an assistant with the Black Bears. Maine was recognized as one of the most progressive programs in the Northeast with its success exhibited by strong recruiting classes, winning records and strong conference finishes. Maine's 1990 recruiting class was ranked 49th in the nation, the team averaged more wins in his five years (12.0) than it had during the first 65 years of the program (9.3) and it earned its top two conference finishes in school history.
Jaskulski has spent eight years as a head coach. He served as the head coach at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, from 1985-88 and compiled a record of 62-48 including a 19-10 record during the 1984-85 season. He had a 37-76 record at Towson as its head coach from 1997-2001.
Jaskulski enjoyed tremendous success as the head coach at Loras. He guided the Duhawks to the National Catholic Basketball Tournament four times and helped the team earn a third place finish and three fourth place finishes. Loras was the only team to reach the NCBT Final Four multiple times during his career there. In addition, the team ranked third in the NCAA Division III statistics in team defense in 1988 and was ranked fifth in the nation in team defense during the 1986 season. Jaskulski oversaw the program's successful move from the NAIA into the NCAA and coached seven National Catholic All-Americans and a pair of National Catholic Academic All-Americans in his four-year stay. Loras also played in the NCBT during his two years as an assistant coach at the school.
As the head coach at Towson, he improved every aspect of the program during his tenure. Not only did he increase the overall and conference win totals in each of his last three years, but he did so while graduating his student-athletes at a high rate. During his tenure 10 of 11 senior players earned their degrees while three players earned All-Conference honors.
Jaskulski began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater St. Norbert College. He was an assistant basketball coach at the school from 1976-82. He has also coached football on the collegiate and high school levels and baseball and track and field at the high school level.
Jaskulski, who will turn 52 during the 2005-06 season, is married to the former Marcia Anne Hendricks, a registered nurse. The couple has two daughters: Katie (14) and Carly (9).
The Jaskulski File College Coaching Experience Head Coaching Positions Overall Record/ Year School Conference Record Accomplishments 1984-85 Loras College 19-10/Independent 4th place finish National Catholic Basketball Tournament 1985-86 Loras College 17-12/Independent 4th place finish National Catholic Basketball Tournament 1986-87 Loras College 11-15/5-11 Iowa Intercollegiate A.C. 4th place finish National Catholic Basketball Tournament1987-88 Loras College 15-11/9-7 Iowa Intercollegiate A.C. 3rd place finish National Catholic Basketball Tournament 1997-98 Towson University 8-20/5-15 America East No. 1 recruiting class in America East Conference 1998-99 Towson University 6-22/4-14 America East No. 1 recruiting class in America East Conference 1999-00 Towson University 11-17/7-11 America East 2000-01 Towson University 12-17/6-12 America East
Personal Education: St. Norbert College, 1976, B.S. in history with a minor in education University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1984, M.S. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in physical education. Date of Birth: January 4, 1954 (will turn 52 during the 2005-06 season). Family: Wife Marcia Anne Hendricks (married July 9, 1983). Daughters Katie (14) and Carly (9). Pronunciation: Jazz KUL ski