A.J. Van Handel enters his third season serving as the video coordinator for men's basketball and his sixth year on the Wisconsin staff. Van Handel also spent three seasons as the program assistant and was a team manager for four seasons with the Badgers prior to that.
In his current role, Van Handel is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the team’s film and video needs, including opponent scouting, coordinating film exchange, managing the video room and assisting the coaching staff in breaking down game and practice film. In addition, he assists Camp Director, Greg Gard, in the hiring of external staff and the running of the Badger Boys Summer Basketball Camps.
In his first two seasons as the video coordinator at UW, Van Handel was on the bench for the Badgers' back-to-back Final Four teams. During those two campaigns Wisconsin posted a combined record of 66-12 (.846) and claimed both the 2015 Big Ten regular season and tournament championships.
A native of Ashwaubenon, Wis., Van Handel earned his bachelor's degree in history and political science from Wisconsin in 2010. In addition to serving as a student assistant coach for two seasons at Ashwaubenon High School, Van Handel has worked the UW Boys Basketball Camps in each of the past eight summers.