W. Hoops looking for student managers for 2012-13
Mike Bynum is in his third year as the Aztecs' director of player development.
Bynum's job duties include coordinating film exchange, editing game and practice film, developing team highlight videos and supervising student managers. He also assists director of basketball operations Tammy Stephens in the planning and setting up of all women's basketball events.
Over his last two seasons, the team has combined to win 37 games and captured a Mountain West Conference regular-season and tournament title, while also advancing to the 2012 NCAA championships.
Before returning to SDSU, Bynum was as an assistant varsity coach with the boys' team at Scripps Ranch High School under head coach Brian Keiser. Bynum was in charge of the Falcons' video editing, helped scout future opponents and on the court, worked with the squad's defense who gave up the fewest points per game in San Diego. Scripps Ranch went 16-11 overall and won two tournaments during the 2009-10 campaign.
Bynum became a student manager for the Aztec men's basketball team in September 2004, and over the next five seasons helped with practice set-up, game statistics, summer camps and team travel. Bynum supervised other student managers and assisted the squad's video coordinator with opponent scout edits. SDSU boasted a 103-61 record during his five-year stint, recording four-straight, 20-win seasons and claiming the 2005-06 Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament championships.
In the summer of 2009, Bynum was a counselor at both Lebron James King's Academy and the Steve Fisher Basketball Camp, where he supervised basketball players of various age groups, provided skill instruction and helped conduct drills.
Originally from Toronto, Bynum lived in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Dallas before moving to San Diego where he attended Scripps Ranch High School, graduating in 2004. He earned his bachelor's degree in communications from San Diego State in May 2009 and was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. His father, Rod Bynum, is the head assistant men's basketball coach at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.