Mike Babul enters his second season at Auburn and his sixth-straight season under head coach Tony Barbee. He also played at UMass when Barbee was an assistant coach there.
Babul handles the day-to-day responsibilities in the basketball office as well as coordinating the Tony Barbee Basketball School summer camp, team budget, team travel, team meals and ordering team apparel. He is also very involved with academics and on-campus recruiting.
Babul worked with Barbee all four years at UTEP and during the 2003-04 season at Memphis. He lettered under Barbee and head coach Bruiser Flint at UMass from 1997-2000 in helping the Minutemen to two NCAA Tournament berths.
He worked at Youngstown State as an assistant during the 2004-05 season before becoming the coordinator of basketball operations at Drexel for the 2005-06 season. Babul was a three-time Atlantic 10 Conference All-Defensive Team selection and a three-time A-10 All-Academic Team member. He got his coaching start as an assistant at Seekonk High School in Massachusetts.
"Mike Babul is someone who is near and dear with me having coached him when I was an assistant coach at UMass under Bruiser Flint," said Barbee. "I coached him for three years there, and then we worked together on the staff at Memphis for a year. He has been with me for the past five years at Auburn and UTEP being the director of basketball operations.
"He helps with the day-to-day organization of the office and also running my basketball camps. He is a loyal friend and someone who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of our basketball program."
Babul was named the 1996 Massachusetts Player of the Year as a senior at North Attleboro High School and was selected as a fourth-team Parade Magazine All-American.
The North Attleboro, Mass., native earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Management from UMass in 2000. He was born Nov. 25, 1977, in Attleboro, Mass. His identical twin brother, Jon, played at Georgia Tech from 1996-2001 and currently works in the Georgia Tech Athletic Department. His father, Mike, was a long-time high school coach in Massachusetts.