UC Santa Barbara adds Ettin to Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

The UC Santa Barbara Men’s Basketball team is thrilled to bring on Skye Ettin as an assistant coach with the program, Head Coach Joe Pasternack announced.

“We are really excited to add a coach like Skye to our program,” Pasternack said. “He comes from an incredible program in Princeton that reached the Sweet 16 last season.”

As mentioned above, Ettin comes to the Gauchos after serving as an assistant coach at Princeton University for six seasons. During that time, he was a part of a program that earned an overall record of 133-69 to go with a 82-29 record in The Ivy League. Ettin helped Princeton reach the Sweet 16 in 2023 after winning The Ivy League Tournament and Regular Season Championships. His scouting efforts led Princeton to a 58-55 win against No. 2 Arizona as the Tigers became the 11th No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed in the Round of 64 while becoming just the fourth No. 15-seed in NCAA March Madness history to reach the Sweet 16. 

“I could not be more excited to join Coach Pasternack’s staff here at UC Santa Barbara,” Ettin said. “Coach Pasternack along with his staff have developed a winning culture here that I am excited to be a part of. UC Santa Barbara’s academic and athletic reputation is something that speaks for itself. I am excited to learn from and get to know some of the amazing people in the campus community.”

Ettin graduated from The College of New Jersey, where he was a three-year captain on the men’s basketball team. He started 63 of his 97 games played during his four-year career with the Lions. In his senior season, he led TCNJ to the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since 2009 and to its most wins in a season since 2006.

He will join a team that made it to March Madness for the second time in three seasons after claiming The Big West Tournament Championship and a share of the regular season title.


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