Cal Basketball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Loss 58-76
Mar 7, 2018
Pac-12 Tournament

Wyking Jones

Head Coach

With more than 15 years of collegiate coaching experience, Wyking Jones was introduced as California’s head coach on March 24, 2017.

Prior to his tenure as head coach, Jones served as an assistant coach at Cal for two seasons under Cuonzo Martin in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Charged with coaching Cal's big men, Jones helped forward Ivan Rabb become a two-time All-Pac-12 performer and Jaylen Brown earn All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors in 2015-16. In addition, center Kingsley Okoroh set a school record with 74 blocks in 2016-17.

In his first season with the Golden Bears, Jones helped steer Cal to the program's first NCAA Tournament bid since 2013 and the program's highest tournament seeding, a No. 4 seed. Cal's defense earned top marks, leading the Pac-12 with just 67.3 points allowed per game and finishing in the top three for rebounding. The Bears went 23-11 and extended their home winning streak to 19 games, dating back to the 2014-2015 season.

Tim O'Toole

Associate Head Coach

Tim O’Toole, who brings nearly 25 years of collegiate experience, including eight years as a head coach, became Cal's associate head coach in April 2017. O'Toole was elevated to associate head coach under Wyking Jones after joining the basketball staff as an assistant on April 28, 2016.

O’Toole’s career has featured stops at such universities as Syracuse, Duke and Stanford, as well as a stint as head coach at Fairfield University from 1998-2006.

In his first season in Berkeley, O'Toole helped guide Cal to the Pac-12's best field goal defense and top scoring defense. He was crucial in the development of Cal's front court, including single-season blocks leader Kingsley Okoroh and Kameron Rooks.

Prior to his time in Berkeley, he spent the three seasons at Stanford where he helped the Cardinal to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2014 and a National Invitation Tournament championship in 2015.

Chris Walker

Assistant Coach

Chris Walker joined the California men’s basketball coaching staff in April 2017.

Walker owns nearly two decades of coaching experience and has been a part of four NCAA Tournament squads with eight total postseason appearances. He has coached four NBA Draft selections - Brandon Armstrong (Pepperdine), Michael Bradley (Villanova), J.R. Giddens (New Mexico) and Dan Langhi (Vanderbilt).

Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Walker worked as a consultant for Under Armour and as a color analyst for CBS Sports Network and the American Sports Network.

Theo Robertson

Assistant Coach

Golden Bear great Theo Robertson, who led California to the 2010 Pac-10 title before joining the NBA staffs of the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers, rejoined the Bears as an assistant coach in April 2017.

A native of Pittsburg, Calif., Robertson returned to Berkeley after serving three seasons in the NBA, most recently as an assistant coach with the Lakers under Luke Walton. Before his stint with the Lakers, Robertson spent the previous two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, where he was part of the 2015 NBA Championship-winning program as the team’s video intern, working with Steve Kerr’s coaching staff assisting with game preparation. He was promoted to video coordinator/player development prior to the 2015-16 season, working on-court with players in addition to his game-planning responsibilities.

A two-year captain and standout forward in college, Robertson played for the Bears from 2006-10. He was a key part of Cal’s 2010 Pac-10 championship team, earning team MVP honors after averaging 14.2 points per game. He finished his career as the school’s all-time three-point shooter, making 44.0 percent of his attempts beyond the arc, and ranks among Cal’s top 25 career scorers with 1,315 total points.

Jordan Jackson

Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

Strength and Conditioning coach Jordan Jackson joined the Golden Bears in April 2017.

He came to Berkeley after serving as an assistant athletic performance coach for the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball programs from May 2015 to April 2017, where he designed workouts aimed at improving his student-athletes’ speed, agility, acceleration, power and flexibility while implementing conditioning and recovery programs to allow their bodies to thrive throughout basketball season.

In addition to his responsibilities in the weight room, Jackson oversaw the Bruins’ nutrition program, including managing training table meals and snacks and individualizing nutrition plans alongside the team dietitian.

Keith Brown

Director of Operations

Brown joins the Golden Bears following stops at Nevada, Coppin State, Seattle and Mount St. Mary’s, where he worked in both coaching and administrative roles.

Brown most recently served as an assistant coach at Coppin State for the 2016-17, and prior to that he was special assistant to the head coach at Mount St. Mary’s. As special assistant, Brown was responsible for analyzing team performance to aid with practice, game scouting and competition.

Before he joined the Mount, Brown was a six-year coach at Nevada, where he helped the Wolf Pack to the 2012 Western Athletic Conference title and a pair of National Invitation Tournament berths. While Brown was in Reno, the Pack posted two 20-win seasons, including a 28-7 record in 2012. Under his tutelage, Deonte Burton and Luke Babbitt earned WAC Player of the Year honors, and Babbitt and Armon Johnson were selected in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Mitch Elkins

Video Coordinator

Mitch Elkins is in his fifth season on the California men’s basketball staff and third season as the program’s Video Coordinator.

After serving as Operations Intern his first season and Assistant Director of Operations his second year in Berkeley, Elkins was elevated to Video Coordinator by Head Coach Cuonzo Martin prior to the 2014-15 season. He manages the program’s scouting and recruiting film, as well as the practice and game film.

In Elkins’ previous role, he worked with the Director of Operations in all aspects of the program, including scheduling, travel, program expenses, and provided assistance with additional day-to-day responsibilities.

Barry Parsons

Athletic Trainer

Barry Parsons is in his 11th season as an Associate Athletic Trainer overseeing the sports medicine needs of the California men's basketball program.

Parsons, who also works with the nationally-ranked men's rowing program at Cal, came to Berkeley in the fall of 2004 after five years as an assistant athletic trainer at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. At Wofford, he assisted with the Terriers' football and men's basketball programs.

He also has experience working with the National Football League, assisting with the Carolina Panthers during training camp for five seasons.

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