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Steve Lavin

Steve Lavin

Univeristy of St. John's Basketball Head Coach, Former UCLA Basketball Head Coach, ESPN Analyst, One of the best recruiters in college basketball, Mentoree of Coach John Wooden and Coach Gene Keady


Entering 29th consecutive year associated with Collegiate Athletics. Previous stints as a collegiate men’s basketball head coach (UCLA, St John’s University) and broadcast commentator covering the sport as an analyst for ESPN/ABC.

Career experiences include working at Purdue University, UCLA, ESPN/ABC, St John’s University, Fox Sports and Pac 12 Networks.

Recently signed on with Fox Sports & Pac 12 Networks as a College Basketball TV Analyst.

As Head Coach of St John’s University Men’s Basketball program from 2010 to 2015, led team to 20 or more wins on three occasions, including NCAA tournament appearances in 2011 and 2015. During coaching tenure at SJU signed the No 3 (2011) and No 8 (2012) ranked recruiting class. Missed the 2011-12 season due to recovery period from Cancer treatment. Record at St John’s University 81-53.


As Head Coach of UCLA Men’s Basketball program from 1996-2003, led team to six seasons of 21 or more wins. UCLA team advanced to the NCAA tournament in six consecutive seasons (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02). Directed Bruins to five NCAA Regional Semifinals in a six year span (’97, ’98, ’00, ’01, ’02). During coaching tenure at UCLA signed two recruiting classes ranked No 1 in the country. Fourteen of the student athletes were drafted to the NBA. Record at UCLA 145-78.

In a combined eleven years as head coach at UCLA and St John’s University, led teams to ten postseason appearances including eight NCAA Tournament berths and nine seasons of 20 or more wins. Sixteen student athletes were drafted by the NBA. Career head coaching record 226-131.

Worked for the Disney Corporation from 2003-2010 as an ESPN/ABC College Basketball and NBA Draft color commentator.


College Basketball Analyst

FOX Sports and Pac 12 Networks

August 2015 – Present (8 months)

Head Coach Basketball

St. John’s University

March 2010 – March 2015 (5 years 1 month)Greater New York City Area

College Basketball and NBA Draft Analyst

Disney ABC/ESPN Television Group

November 2003 – March 2010 (6 years 5 months)

Head Coach Basketball


November 1996 – March 2003 (6 years 5 months)Los Angeles, California

Assistant Basketball Coach


August 1991 – November 1996 (5 years 4 months)Los Angeles, California

Assistant Basketball Coach

Purdue University

August 1988 – July 1991 (3 years)West Lafayette, Indiana