Derrick Allen
Derrick Allen
Position: Director of Basketball Operations
Former UCSB guard Derrick Allen is in his first season as the Gauchos' Director of Basketball Operations.

Allen's duties include overseeing and organizing all UCSB men's team and individual basketball camps, community outreach, academic concerns and tutoring, and the program's day-to-day administrative duties.

Allen started at point guard in each of Bob Williams' first two seasons at UCSB, 1998-99 and 1999-2000. In those two seasons, Allen started 54 of 56 games and earned a reputation as a hard-nosed defender and one of the team's fiercest competitors. As a junior, he averaged 6.7 points, 4.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game. His total of 68 steals in 1998-99 ranks second on the school's all-time single-season list. In a win over UC Irvine in 1999, Allen tied the Gaucho record for steals in a game with eight. In his senior campaign, he averaged 5.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game. His two-year total of 114 steals ranks sixth on UCSB's all-time list, but it is the highest total ever by a two-year player.

During the 2000-01 season, Allen acted as a manager for the Gauchos as he completed his BA in sociology.

Following his graduation, he spent one year working with another former Gaucho guard, Carrick DeHart, at the Page Youth Center in Santa Barbara. Immediately prior to returning to his alma mater, Allen had a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Bakersfield College.

"We are pleased to bring back one of our own," Williams said at the time of Allen's hiring. "He brought so much to us when we took over the program in 1998 and I'm sure that his fire and determination will be great assets to our staff.

A native of New Orleans, Allen attended John F. Kennedy High School in the Crescent City. He played two seasons at Porterville College before arriving at UCSB in 1998. He is single and resides in Santa Barbara.
Education: UC Santa Barbara B.A. in Sociology, 2001
Playing Experience: UC Santa Barbara (1998-2000) Porterville College (1996-98)
Coaching Experience: Bakersfield College (2002-04)