The Michigan State men’s basketball program has a new director of recruiting, with head coach Tom Izzo naming John Borovich to the position.
We are pleased to welcome John Borovich as Director of Recruiting.
— Michigan State Men’s Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) August 1, 2022
“I am thrilled to welcome John back to Michigan State,” Izzo said in a statement. He’s had the opportunity to work at various schools with coaches I respect in Greg Kampe, Brian Gregory, Mark Montgomery and most recently Chris Collins, and he returns to us with a great pedigree in college basketball. John is a hard worker with great energy and will have a huge impact on our program.
Borwich most recently spent three seasons with the Northwestern Wildcats, serving as an assistant coach under Chris Collins.
Prior to Northwestern, Borevich spent eight seasons on the coaching staff at Northern Illinois from the 2011-2012 season through the 2018-2019 season. Borovich He was promoted to head coach for the Huskies in August 2015 and spent four seasons in that role. While at NIU, Borovich worked under then-head coach Mark Montgomery, who is currently one of Izzo’s assistant coaches at Michigan State.
He also had assistant coaching stints at Dayton (2007-2011) and Oakland (2005-2007). Prior to becoming an assistant coach, Borovich spent two seasons at Dayton as the Director of Basketball Operations (2003-2005).
Borwich began his coaching career at Michigan State under Izzo from 2001 to 2003. While working as a degree assistant at MSU, Borwich assisted with video analysis while completing his master’s degree in athletic administration.
A native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Borovich played college basketball at Central Michigan from 1997 to 2001, while Montgomery was on staff as an assistant coach for the Chippewas.