Diane O'Brien is UC Santa Barbara's Executive Associate Athletics Director for Internal Affairs. She also serves as the department's Senior Woman Administrator.
In her position, O'Brien supervises student services, compliance, the athletics training room, the strength and conditioning program, the team services unit, and several sports.
O'Brien came to UCSB in 1986 serving in the media relations office as Assistant Media Relations Director and Director of Athletics Publications, a position she held until 2005 when she was named Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator.
In 2008, O'Brien was promoted to her current position.
O'Brien represents UCSB at Big West Conference Council and committee meetings and she is a member of the NCAA Men's Soccer Committee.
A graduate of Iowa Wesleyan University, O'Brien came to UCSB from the University of Iowa where she served as Assistant Director of Women's Sports Information from 1984-86.
O'Brien and her husband, Joe, have one daughter.