September 5, 2008

Momir Gajic Joins Men's Basketball Staff

Sept. 5, 2008

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Momir Gajic has joined the University of Rhode Island men's basketball coaching staff, it was announced today by head coach Jim Baron.

"I'm happy to have Momir join our coaching staff here at Rhode Island," said Baron. "He has a wealth of coaching experience at various levels and will be an asset to our program."

Gajic, 30, joins the Rams after spending a year coaching at the Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. - one of the top prep school basketball programs in the country. While there, Gajic worked with head coach Chris Cheney in developing numerois NCAA Division I student-athletes.

A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Gajic formerly worked as CEO and director of player personnel with Pro Futuro Sports. While there, he helped work to develop NCAA-sanctioned showcase camps and an interactive website to provide exposure for potential international student-athletes.

During the 2003-04 season, he worked with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the scouting and video departments. As a full-time assistant to both the general manager and director of international scouting, Gajic provided live game and video evaluation of USA-based and international player prospects.

He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in international business. Gajic was a standout for the Sailfish basketball program, serving as team captain while leading the team in scoring and rebounding as a senior. He was also honored with an Outstanding Student-Athlete award by the NABC.