Director of Recruiting/Assistant Director of Basketball Operations
3rd Year at Arkansas
San Diego, 2018
Michael Musselman is in his third season with the Razorbacks. He spent his first two seasons as director of recruiting and added the title of assistant director of basketball operations for the 2021-22 campaign.
With the Razorbacks, he coordinates the recruiting efforts while assisting in the program’s social media channels.
In his first season at Arkansas, as the recruiting class of 2020 was the fifth-best group in the nation (ESPN) thanks to top 40 prospects Moses Moody and Khalen Robinson as well as four stars and Arkansas’ co-Players of the Year Davonte Davis and Jaylin Williams. Arkansas also landed three of the top graduate transfers in the nation in Jalen Tate (#5 by NBC Sports), Vance Jackson (#8 by CBS Sports) and Justin Smith (#11 by The Stadium).
That class propelled Arkansas to levels of success the program has not seen in 25 years. The Razorbacks won 25 games, went 13-4 in the SEC to finish second, reached the NCAA Elite 8 and finished ranked among the top 10 in the national polls.
Prior to Arkansas, Musselman spent one year (2018-19) as a graduate assistant at Nevada, helping the team win 29 games, win a Mountain West Championship and earn an NCAA Tournament berth.
Musselman previously served as a student manager at his alma mater, the University of San Diego. In his four years with the Toreros, he assisted the team in practice sessions, scouting reports, film editing and statistical analysis.
Musselman continues the coaching legacy that was started by his grandfather, Bill Musselman.
Musselman received his bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in business administration from San Diego in 2018. He completed his master’s degree in educational leadership from Nevada in the summer of 2019.