Former Marquette star Travis Diener is returning to the program as the director of player personnel, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Wednesday.

Diener, who played for the Golden Eagles from 2001-05, recently retired after playing nine seasons of professional basketball.

"Travis has a unique and special place among the many great players here at Marquette and represents what we want our program, and the young men who wear the proud Marquette jersey, to be about on all levels," Wojciechowski said in a statement. "He adds tremendous value to the program, school and already terrific staff."

A graduate of Fond du Lac High School, Diener averaged 14.1 points and 5.1 assists while hitting 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts in four years at Marquette. Diener was the starting point guard and the third-leading scorer on Marquette's Final Four team in 2003, averaging 11.8 points and 5.6 assists per game.

Following the departure of Dwyane Wade and Robert Jackson, Diener became Marquette's leading scorer during his junior and senior seasons. He averaged 18.8 points per game in 2003-04 and 19.7 per game as a senior in 2004-05.