MBB: January 25 Game Highlights - North Texas vs. Middle Tennessee
A 21-year veteran of college basketball, Jeff Luster has been the North Texas basketball program's director of operations since Sept. 14, 2010.
Luster is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Mean Green, which includes travel logistics, meals, camps and budgeting, as well as video operations and special projects.
Since his arrival, Luster has helped the Mean Green reach the finals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament twice, and post a pair of 20 win seasons.
An original member of Neil Dougherty's staff at TCU, Luster spent six seasons with the Horned Frogs before arriving at NT, including three years as the director of basketball operations and three as an assistant coach.
Overall, Luster has spent 21 years in college basketball as a player, coach and operations director. Prior to his stay at TCU, he served at Colorado as the director of basketball operations for the 2001-02 season, and was also an assistant at Air Force in 1999-00.
He served as the associate head coach at his alma mater, Tabor College (Kan.), where Luster helped lead the Bluejays to the 2001 NAIA Sweet 16 in his lone season.
A standout player in his own right, Luster was a Second-Team All-Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference guard. He graduated from Tabor in 1996 with his bachelor's in physical education while spending the 1995-96 campaign as a student assistant coach.
Luster also spent a season each at Central College (Kan.), McPherson College (Kan.) and Lamar Community College (Kan.) as an assistant coach in between his two stays at Tabor.
Born June 2, 1971, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Luster graduated from Littleton High School in 1990. He and his wife, Shay, have three children: Taylor, Payton and Cooper.