Ben Howland

Ben Howland (born May 28, 1957) is an American college head coach of men's basketball. He has been the head coach of the University of California, Los Angeles since 2003, and recently signed a contract extension through 2015. Aggressive man-to-man defense is the trademark of Ben Howland-coached teams. Howland was born in Lebanon, Oregon. He first attended Dos Pueblos High School, Goleta, California for a year then transferred to Cerritos High School, Cerritos, where he earned his diploma. While at Cerritos he was a two-time All-CIF and two-time Suburban League Most Valuable Player in basketball. After high school Howland played college basketball at Santa Barbara City College and Weber State University, and later played professional basketball in Uruguay. He was known as a defensive specialist. He earned a degree in physical education at Weber State and a master's degree in administration at Gonzaga University. Howland wanted to be a coach since his teenage years living in Santa Barbara. At the age of twenty-four, he became a graduate assistant at Gonzaga University. His childhood friend Jay Hillock, the new head coach, recruited Howland. At Gonzaga, one of Howland's duties was to...


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    The Oakland Tribune 2 weeks ago
    The University of California is now led by a woman, but men -- especially men in sports and medicine -- dominate the top of the pay scale. UCLA Bruins basketball coach Steve Alford came out on top with $2.64 million in ...


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