New Jersey native and Rutgers graduate Brad Wachtel is in his fifth season with the Scarlet Knights. His primary responsibility is to provide executive level support, while orchestrating the overall management of administrative duties and daily functions of the men’s basketball office.
Among Wachtel’s many duties is the development of the Eddie Jordan Basketball Academy. He also manages the head coach’s daily calendar and acts as a liaison with members of the athletic staff, administration, student-athletes, parents, alumni, media, general public, college and high school coaches.
Overseeing all basketball administrative and operational aspects of the program, Wachtel assists in the coordinating of team travel and team functions, game scheduling, recruiting visits, organizes the team's practice schedule and is in charge of the team managers.
A native of East Brunswick, Wachtel returned to “the Banks” after working as Director of Operations at the Hoop Group in Neptune, N.J. since 2005. He managed the day-to-day operations at Hoop Group Headquarters, handled all administrative issues, and provided direct assistance to the company president. Wachtel also helped to organize the Hoop Group Elite Basketball Camps and assisted in the management and administration of high school and AAU basketball tournaments.
Wachtel served as head student manager for the Scarlet Knights from 2001-05. RU made a pair of post-season appearances during his tenure, including a berth in the 2004 NIT final.
Wachtel earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and sports studies from Rutgers in 2005. His father, Artie, was an assistant basketball coach at Long Island University for 18 years.