STORRS, Conn. – The UConn men’s basketball program today announces the hiring of Ed Streit and Tony Vasaturo to fill two open staff positions. Streit will take over as head strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball, while Vasaturo becomes the Huskies’ director of scouting-video.
Streit is replacing Carlos Daniel, who has accepted a strength and conditioning position with the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, close to his hometown of Louisville, Colo. Streit comes to UConn after 3½ years as a strength and conditioning coach with NBA’s Chicago Bulls. His responsibilities included the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs, assisting the athletes through in- and off-season workouts, warm-ups and conditioning programs, aiding in the rehabilitation and return-to-play after injuries, and educating the athletes about nutrition.
Previous to his tenure with the Bulls, Streit spent two years at Arizona State University, working with both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. That followed a six-month stretch as a sports performance intern at DePaul University, where he also worked with men’s and women’s basketball.
Streit received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Illinois State Universitry and pursued his M.S. in Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State.
Vasaturo replaces David Sevush, who accepted a similar position with the NBA’s New York Knicks. Vasaturo comes to UConn after managing the startup company “Tony Vasaturo Basketball,” based in Orange County, Calif., overseeing all operations from on-court training, film sessions, marketing strategies and public relations.
Skilled in evaluating and scouting players and teams, Vasaturo previously served as a graduate assistant for men’s basketball at the University of Central Florida, where he edited film developed in-house, as well as film developed by opponent programs for the purposes of scouting and self-scouting.
Vasaturo received his B.S. in Psychology from UCF in 2014 and earned his M.S. in Sports and Exercise Science from UCF in 2016.