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Meet Coach Dave Stricklin


Ever since he began his coaching career at Golden West Community College in Huntington Beach, CA, Dave Stricklin has been obsessed with the success of his players both on and off the court. Dave believes that this is the defining characteristic a coach must possess in order to succeed and where so many others fail. By focusing his efforts on developing each individual player, Dave has been able to build a coaching legacy anyone would envy.

Coach Stricklin’s career highlights include:

  • 764 wins and 151 losses (.831 winning percentage!)
  • 103 players who have received scholarships to four year universities
  • 17 Coach of the Year Awards
  • 15 Conference, League or Region Championships
  • 14 Final Four appearances
  • 2 California State Championships
  • 2 NWAC (Pacific Northwest) Championships
  • 1 AAU National Championships
  • Inducted into the California CC Coaches Hall of Fame

If you were to ask Dave which aspect of his career he is most proud of, he would tell you that seeing his players achieve greater success in their athletic and personal lives is far more satisfying than focusing on the awards and accolades he has earned over the years.

Basketball Classroom exists because of Dave’s passion for the game and his unwavering commitment to the success of young athletes. Learning from Dave is a unique opportunity every coach can benefit from. If you want to win more games while you better the lives of those you coach, you owe it to yourself to learn from one of the greatest coaches the game has ever known! We realize it’s a bold statement to make but after your first month as a premier member of Basketball Classroom, we dare you to disagree!
Dave Stricklin