Joe Pasternack, the 2021 Big West Conference Coach Of The Year, has signed an extension with UCSB through the 2026 season.
Pasternack has led the Gauchos to four consecutive 20-win seasons, culminating by winning the 2021 Big West Regular Season title, claiming the 2021 Big West Tournament Championship and earning a bid to March Madness with a program best #12 seed.
Since being named UCSB head coach in April, 2017, Pasternack has worked relentlessly to enhance the Gauchos presence and success on and off the court. Some of the accomplishments include:
- Under Coach Pasternack, Team GPA has been at an average of 3.0 each quarter, including Amadou Sow winning the 2021 Big West Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.
- 2021 Big West Regular Season Champions. UC Santa Barbara’s first outright title since 2003.
- From 2017-21 the Gauchos set the school record for most wins (88) in a 4 year span, and tied the single season school record for wins (23) in 2017-18.
- Under Coach Pasternack the Gauchos won more than 20 games in four consecutive seasons for the first time in school history.
- In the last four seasons, the Gauchos have set school records for Most Points and Most 3 Pointers Made in a 4 year span.
- Under Coach Pasternack, the Gauchos have a 47-8 record at home. The best home record in a 4 year span in school history. From 2020-21 the Gauchos won a school record 16 straight games at home.
- Under Coach Pasternack, 10 different players have been awarded All-Conference honors.
- Since Coach Pasternack was hired, over $8.7 Million has been raised for projects
A. Remodeled Men’s Basketball Locker Room
B. Remodeled Weight Room for all of UCSB Athletics
C. Remodeled film room Men’s & Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball
D. Chair back seating for entire ThunderDome
E. Brand New Practice Court