Director of Player Development Jason Larson is in his fourth season with the University of Utah basketball program and his second year as the Director of Player Development. Larson was the team's video coordinator for the 2007-08 season. Larson works closely with the director of basketball operations to handle the day-to-day operations of the basketball program and assists in the academic and personal development of the student-athletes.
In addition to his developmental duties, Larson also coordinates video-scouting operations and organizes the JimmyBall summer basketball camps. He came to Utah from Western Michigan, where he spent two seasons as the Broncos' coordinator of basketball operations.
During his time at Western Michigan, Larson's duties included film exchange, team travel, supervising the team managers, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program, and coordinating the Western Michigan summer basketball camps. Prior to his time at Western Michigan, Larson spent five years as a member of the Grand Valley State (Mich.) basketball program. He was an assistant coach with the Lakers for the 2004-05 season, after spending the previous four years as a student assistant. Larson also has experience coaching camps at Western Michigan, Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, University of Michigan, and Oakland University.
Larson graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2004, with a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and a minor in Spanish. He also received his M.B.A. from Western Michigan in 2009.
Larson is a graduate of Manistee (Mich.) High School, where he was a three-time all-conference performer in football and helped lead his team to a 38-8 record in basketball his junior and senior year.