|Position:||Director of Academic Affairs and Internal Operations|
David Campbell is in his 11th season as part of the UC Santa
Barbara staff. His duties include overseeing all of the program's
academic and internal operations.
Campbell will be in charge of monitoring the academic progress of all Gaucho players, he will act as the liaison between the basketball program and admissions, and he will organize all road trips.
Campbell and Williams spent two seasons together as assistant coaches at Pepperdine, and in 2001, they were reunited on the Gaucho coaching staff.
Campbell arrived at UCSB after spending one season as the top assistant coach at Loyola Marymount. He joined the Loyola Marymount staff after taking a year off from coaching. Prior to his year away from coaching, he spent five seasons (1994-99) as the Associate Head Coach to Tom Asbury at Kansas State. During his tenure at Kansas State, he helped steer the Wildcats to three postseason appearances. As Asbury's top assistant, Campbell signed some of the best recruiting classes in Kansas State history.
Before moving to the midwest, Campbell had a successful six-year stint as an assistant coach at Pepperdine (1988-94), and that is where he first teamed-up with Williams. In his six campaigns in Malibu, Campbell helped guide the Waves to five postseason appearances and he helped mentor three future NBA players.
Prior to his tenure at Pepperdine, Campbell coached one year (1987-88) at Weber State, and before that, he spent six years (1981-87) as an assistant coach at St. Mary's College.
Campbell also spent four seasons as a player at St. Mary's. In 1980, his senior campaign, he was named Honorable Mention All-West Coast Conference, as he helped lead the Gaels to the league championship.
Campbell, perhaps the most rabid Oakland Athletics and Washington Redskins fan in the Santa Barbara area, graduated from St. Mary's in 1980 with his bachelor's degree in business administration. He and his wife Brenda reside in Santa Barbara.