Monday, May 24, 2010

Gaucho men's hoops program shows profit

The accounting doesn't follow GAAP guidelines, but it looks like the UCSB men's basketball program is fiscally in the black.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Johnson and Saraceno earn top athlete awards
Sophomore basketball player Orlando Johnson and senior volleyball player Rebecca Saraceno were named Male and Female Athletes of the Year respectively, while men's basketball coach Bob Williams and women's volleyball coach Kathy Gregory were named Coaches of the Year at the 2010 SB Awards on Wednesday night at the Isla Vista Theater in Isla Vista, Calif.

2010 SB Awards photo gallery

Why Nate Garth left the Lobos

...and why he is transferring to the Gauchos. The former Lobo is a class act, parting on good terms with UNM coach Steve Alford and the Lobo basketball program. His desire to be closer to home and to have an increased role with a solid program prompted his decision to transfer to UCSB.

"I really like Santa Barbara though, nice facilities, nice city, good coach, close to home."
- Nate Garth

NCAA transfer regulations stipulate that he is not eligible to play next year, but he can still practice with the team as a redshirt. While he won't be able to play in games until the 2011 - 2012 season, his impact will be immediate as he increases the level of play in practice sessions. The whole team will benefit as they all improve their skill sets. A team that practices hard, plays hard in games.

Nate will be a great addition to the Gaucho basketball program. I have a feeling Mr. Garth will be a fan favorite among the Gaucholocos.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gauchos land transfer point guard Nate Garth

Nate Garth, a point guard who played the last two seasons at the University of New Mexico, will transfer to UC Santa Barbara, head coach Bob Williams announced Tuesday.

By NCAA rules, Garth will sit out the 2010-11 season as a redshirt and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2011-12.

"Nate is a highly skilled, extremely quick, and very athletic point guard," Williams said. "He is a leader and should be a great addition to our program."

Welcome to the Gaucho family, Nate!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Kevin Bromley hired as UCSB Assistant Coach

Former Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo head basketball coach Kevin Bromley takes over for the departing Brad Holland as the Gauchos' new Assistant Men's Basketball Coach.

Welcome Coach Bromley!