Thursday, June 07, 2007

Chris Carlson To Be Named UCSD Head Coach

By Bruin Basketball Report

Update: Official UCLA Press Release (6/11/07)

UCLA's Chris Carlson will officially be named head coach at the University of California at San Diego next week, the UCSD Guardian reported today.

Carlson served as UCLA's Director of Men's Basketball Operations the past four seasons where he was responsible for the the day-to-day operations of the program and served as a liaison to the athletic administration and other school officials. He additionally assisted in scheduling and recruiting. 

He was born and raised in the San Diego area where he attended Helix high school in La Mesa and earned All-League honors in basketball. 

Carlson was an assistant coach at his collegiate alma mater, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), for four seasons (1994-1998), and served as an assistant for one season at Northern Arizona under Coach Ben Howland.  Carlson later joined Howland as Director of Operations at Pittsburgh before moving out west with him to UCLA in 2003.

The UCSD Tritons, a Division II team, finished last season 12-15.  Former Triton Head Coach Bill Carr recently left the school to be an assistant coach at the University of San Diego (USD).

(photo credit: UCLA Athletics)



At Jun 7, 2007, 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Good luck. Thanks for your efforts at the #1 athletic school in the USA

At Jun 7, 2007, 11:09:00 AM, Anonymous clyde said...

Ditto ... plus he has certainly paid his dues and deserves a chance to explore a new opportunity such as this.
Best of luck ...
So I wonder who Howland will promote to fill this vacancy ???

At Jun 7, 2007, 2:19:00 PM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

Its clearly more of an administrative than a coaching job - doubt any of the current assistant coaches would move over.

At Jun 8, 2007, 12:52:00 AM, Anonymous JonW said...

Carlson reunites with Kelvin Kim.

At Jun 8, 2007, 12:59:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

It was Chris Carlson's connections with UCSD that helped Kelvin Kim hook up with the Tritons last year.
If you're curious here's the archived BBR article on Kelvin's transfer. LINK

At Jun 8, 2007, 4:35:00 AM, Anonymous clyde said...

Right - this position is more administrative but still important. Chris Carlson certainly has followed Howland around long enough.
I suppose this is just part of the fallout from running a good program - we are going to start losing quality people as spinoff shows are created.

At Jun 9, 2007, 7:35:00 AM, Anonymous hull said...

I am pleased to see this wonderful young man finally get his just dues. He has always worked hard and been loyal. Now it is his turn to enjoy and use his talents.

At Jun 9, 2007, 9:27:00 AM, Anonymous Joelbe said...

Congrats and welcome home Coach Carlson.

At Jun 10, 2007, 2:06:00 PM, Anonymous smith said...

good luck, ucsd has nice young talent in kim, browning and lawley

At Jun 11, 2007, 2:26:00 AM, Anonymous LB said...

What happened to this announcement? I was looking forward to hearing Coach Carlson's comments, but the weekend has passed and still nothing.
Has UCSD done anything official?

At Jun 11, 2007, 3:30:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

Official announcement is scheduled for later this week.

At Jun 11, 2007, 9:18:00 AM, Anonymous Bruin Basketball Report said...

Update: Official UCLA Press Release (6/11/07)


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