|Position:||Associate Athletics Director|
Steve O'Brien joined UCSB's Athletics Department in March of 2009 as the Associate Athletics Director for Development. In that role, O'Brien is responsible for working with the Athletics Director to secure major gifts in support of the Department's facilities, scholarship and endowment needs. He also serves as the sport administrator for the men's and women's track and field programs, the men's and women's cross country programs and the men's and women's swimming programs.
O'Brien came to UCSB from Santa Clara University where, as an Assistant Athletics Director, he managed the day to day operations of the Bronco Bench Foundation. While at SCU, O'Brien also served as the Department's Academic Support Manager and liaison to the Office of Admissions.
Prior to working at Santa Clara, O'Brien spent three and a half years as a transactional finance and real estate attorney. O'Brien completed his BA in History and Economics at Santa Clara University, where he was a member of the men's cross country program. He went on to earn his JD at the University of Southern California.