After a one-year absence, former Mississippi State men’s basketball assistant coach John Janovsky is returning to Starkville.
MSU head coach Ben Howland officially announced Monday Janovsky would replace the recently departed Michael Moyniham as the team’s director of operations. Janovsky spent the past season as the director of operations at South Florida and was MSU’s director of scouting and analytics in the 2019-2020 season.
“We’re very excited to have John back on our coaching staff,” Howland said in a news release. “He does an outstanding job and is very conscientious and knowledgeable. John is familiar with our staff, our players, Mississippi State and the Starkville community. We’re thrilled to have him back with our program.”
In Janovsky’s lone season with the team, the Bulldogs finished 20-11 and finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference since 2010-2011 before the pandemic cut the season short.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to come back and be a part of Coach Howland’s staff,” Janovsky said. “Coach has had not only a tremendous impact on my professional life but also on personal life as a mentor for the last 20 years. My family and I are very excited to rejoin the Starkville community.”
Prior to joining Howland’s staff in 2019, Janovsky served as Stanford’s Director of Operations from 2017-19 for coach Jerod Haase where he was responsible for the direction and operational oversight of all program activities. He acted as the program’s liaison with the department’s facilities, event management, operations and external relations teams.