SEATTLE (AP) _ Joe Callero, men's basketball coach for the past two seasons at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, has been named to the same position at Seattle University.

Callero, 38, said when the appointment was announced Tuesday he hoped to raise the Redhawks to the prominence they enjoyed when Elgin Baylor led Seattle U to within a few baskets of the NCAA Division I championship in 1958.

The Redhawks now play in the Division II Pacific West Conference and struggled to a 6-21 last season under interim coach Dave Cox, who is returning to his previous position as women's coach. Cox filled in after Al Hairston left to become an assistant at Washington.

Callero was 14-10 at Puget Sound last season.