Ken Carrillo and Adam Masten Join Men's Basketball Staff

May 15, 2002

Corvallis, Ore. - Ken Carrillo has been named director of men's basketball operations and Adam Masten has been appointed an undergraduate assistant coach, it was announced Wednesday by first-year head coach Jay John.

Carrillo has spent the last four years at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Ind. He was the head coach of the Division II program last season after serving as an assistant the three previous years.

'I'm excited to have Ken join our staff, we've known each other since grade school,' John said. 'Ken brings a great amount of experience to the program. He's been a head coach at both a four-year and junior college program, so he has a wealth of knowledge about the game. He will be a great liaison between the program and the alumni and friends of Oregon State basketball.'

Carrillo began his coaching career at Jamestown Community College in New York as an assistant to John for the 1987-88 season. He succeeded John as the head coach from 1989-95, and led the program to a seven-year record of 102-90. His 1992-93 club captured the Region 3 division title and earned a trip to the National Junior College Tournament.

The 44-year-old Carrillo has also served as an assistant at Lewis-Clark State in Idaho for the 1997-98 campaign, and the boys varsity head coach at Mountain View High School in Tucson for two seasons. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in physical education, and possesses a master's degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy in Alabama.

Masten will serve one year as an undergraduate coach, a position he is permitted to hold per NCAA regulations while completing his fifth year of eligibility. The four-year letterwinner at Oregon State did not utilize a redshirt season.

'Adam is a welcomed addition to our staff,' John said. 'He has been involved in basketball his entire life and has the desire to be a coach. He has a strong relationship with the student-athletes in the program, and his efforts will greatly enhance our program for the coming season.'

The Salem, Ore., native will assist in the day-to-day operations of the program. Masten, who will graduate in 2003 with a degree in liberal studies, concluded his playing career sixth all-time at Oregon State for three-point field goals with 115. He twice earned the program's Ed Lewis Award for leadership.

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