St. John's University Basketball Coach
- National Rookie Coach of the Year (1997)
- NABC Dist. 15 and USBWA Dist. 9 Coach of the Year (1997)
- Pacific-10 Coach of the Year (2001)
- Broadcaster for ESPN’s College GameNight
- Head men’s basketball coach at St. John’s University
Steve Lavin is a highly respected college basketball coach and former player. His coaching career began in 1988 when he was hired as an assistant by Big Ten Purdue head coach Gene Keady. After three years of picking up valuable experience on the Boilermaker staff, Steve was offered an opportunity to come back west when UCLA head coach Jim Harrick hired him as a Bruin assistant in 1991. Steve was an assistant coach on the Bruins 1995 national championship team that finished with a 32–1 record. From 1996-2003, Steve served as head coach for UCLA where he compiled a record of 145–78. In his inaugural season as head coach, he directed the Bruins to the 1997 Pac-10 Championship and the NCAA Elite Eight with an overall record of 24–8. As both an assistant and head coach, Steve participated in 13 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (1990–2002), while working at Purdue University and UCLA. During Steve's tenure as a head coach, he was one of only two coaches in the country, along with Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, to lead his team to five NCAA "Sweet 16's" in six years ('02, '01, '00, '98, '97). Steve guided UCLA to six consecutive seasons of 20 or more wins, as well as six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. After leaving UCLA in 2003, Steve signed a broadcasting deal with ABC and ESPN. He made regular appearances on ESPN College GameNight and also provided color-commentary alongside his partner Brent Musburger at primetime college games around the country. Since 2010, Steve has been the head men's basketball coach at St. John's University. In his first season at St. John's, he led the university to its first spot in the NCAA Tournament since 2002.
Speaking Engagement$7,500Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next big event? Steve will speak at your gathering and inspire your group with stories from his coaching career.
Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner$2,500Steve will join you and up to 10 guests at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Steve will share stories from his coaching career.
Coaching$3,000To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Steve as a coach will give you access to a former player and current coach. Steve will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
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Sport Basketball Team
- Purdue Assistant Coach (1988-1991)UCLA Assistant Coach (1991-1996)UCLA Head Coach (1996-2003)St. John's University Head Coach (2010-present)
Position Head Coach Home Town San Francisco, California College Chapman University