Steve Lavin left the broadcast booth again to return to return to the coaching ranks. Lavin will be taking over the head coaching reigns at the University of San Diego.
USD athletic director Bill McGillis tweeted the news, and Lavin updated his Twitter profile to start with “@USDMBB Head Coach” while adding “Former Analyst” for Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS, Turner and Westwood One Radio. Lavin previously had coaching stints at UCLA and St. John’s.
He had a 145-78 record at UCLA from 1996-97 to 2003 leading the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first six seasons and to the Sweet 16 in five of those years.
Lavin returned to coaching at St. John’s from 2011 – 2015. He missed the majority of the 2011-12 season while receiving treatment for prostate cancer. Lavin took the Red Storm to the NCAA Tournament on two occasions. Lavin takes over for Sam Scholl who was fired by McGillis on March 6 following three consecutive losing seasons.