OFFICIAL: Gottlieb added to Grand Canyon WBB staff

Following up on a story that first reported back on October 17th (Grand Canyon Dirt). The hiring of Gregg Gottlieb to Molly Miller’s staff at Grand Canyon has now been made official. Here is the release from GCU:

Grand Canyon women’s basketball added college coaching veteran and former Oregon State men’s basketball assistant Gregg Gottlieb to the Lopes staff as Director of Basketball Strategies and Player Development.

“Gregg’s experience is going to be so valuable for this program and our new staff,” GCU head coach Molly Miller said. “He has had a lot of different job titles and responsibilities at the Division 1 level and coming from a high level in the Pac-12, I think he’ll add a lot of value to transitioning a program in Year 1.”

Gottlieb spent the past five of his 26 seasons on a college basketball staff as a Beavers assistant coach and served as special assistant to the head coach during the 2019-20 season.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the program,” Gottlieb said. “I think it’s a really fun style of play that we’re playing. We’ve got a great staff. These coaches are great for the kids to work with and I hope to just help in any way.”

Before being hired at Oregon State, Gottlieb coached at California from 2008-2014 and helped lead the Golden Bears to the Pac-10 title in 2009.

His coaching career began in 1994 when he was named assistant coach at Cal Poly. After three seasons with the Mustangs, Gottlieb was hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Sacramento State. From 1999-2007, Gottlieb was an assistant coach at San Diego State and helped lead the team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 17 years. 

After graduating from El Modena High School in Orange, California, in 1990, he played two seasons at Drake before returning home to California to complete his bachelor’s degree in business at UCLA and his master’s degree in business administration from Cal Poly. 

Gottlieb’s younger brother, Doug, is a Fox Sports Radio host and a FS1 college basketball analyst. Their father, Bob, was a high school, AAU and college basketball coach.

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