Off the court, Unger handled all aspects of the recruiting process from scheduling evaluations to having direct contact with student-athletes. He was responsible for recruiting and signing Anatoly Bose prior to departing for UMKC. During Bose' first four seasons at Nicholls, he was a three-time all-conference selection (first team in 2009-10 and 2010-11), ranking eighth in the nation with 22.1 points per game as a senior, and 17th in scoring in 2009-10. He also scored 2,050 points in his career in Red and Gray, one of only three players to do so. Bose was named the Rookie of the Year in the Australian Basketball League during the 2011-12 season.
Unger also worked with student-athletes in their development both on and off the court through individual workouts, video breakdown and classroom progress. He was also instrumental in game preparation for NSU through the use of video technology and in-game management.
Before making the move to Nicholls, Unger served as the video coordinator and assistant recruiting coordinator at Florida State University from 2001-06. During his time in Tallahassee, the Seminoles made a pair of NIT Tournament appearances (2004 and 2006). Unger primarily worked with players and coaches in areas of scouting and evaluation at FSU. He also maintained a valuable recruiting database for FSU by corresponding with high school coaches, and he was in charge of the Leonard Hamilton Satellite Basketball Camps.
During his time in Tallahassee, Unger assisted in the development of future First Round NBA draft picks Al Thornton (drafted by Los Angeles Clippers) and Toney Douglas (drafted by Los Angeles Lakers) and future Second Round NBA draftees Tim Pickett (drafted by New Orleans Hornets), Von Wafer (drafted by Los Angeles Lakers) and Alexander Johnson (drafted by Indiana Pacers).
Prior to joining the Florida State staff, Unger served as an administrative assistant at the University of Richmond from 1997-2001 under head coach John Beilein. He monitored student-athlete performance both on and off the court and coordinated travel arrangements and film exchange. In his first season with the Spiders, the squad posted a 23-8 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Unger earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in history from Western Carolina University in 1997. While earning his degree, he served as a student assistant for the Catamounts. WCU advanced to the 1996 NCAA Tournament by winning the Southern Conference Tournament - the only title in school history.
A native of Richmond, Virginia., Unger and his wife, Heather, have four children, Kelsey, Katie, Carson and Cody.