Cal Bears Basketball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Mar 7, 2019
Stanford, California

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.

Marty Wilson

Associate Head Coach

Lamar "Marty" Wilson joined the Golden Bears as an assistant coach in April 2018 after serving seven seasons at the helm for his alma mater, Pepperdine. He helped transform the Waves from a 10-win team in his first season to back-to-back 18-win seasons in 2014-15 and 2015-16, marking their first consecutive winning seasons since 2001-03. Pepperdine finished fourth in the West Coast Conference in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and the 2015 squad allowed just 61.6 points and finished the season second in the nation in three-point field goal percentage defense (27.0 percent).

Prior to becoming head coach in 2011, Wilson served as the associate head coach for the Waves under Tom Asbury beginning in 2008. He rejoined Pepperdine after coaching stints at San Diego (1996-98), UC Santa Barbara (1998-2004) and Utah (2004-08).

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.

David Grace

Assistant Coach

Wyking Jones welcomed renowned coach and ace recruiter David Grace to his coaching staff in April 2018.

One of the longest-tenured assistants in the Pac-12, Grace completed five seasons at UCLA before arriving in Berkeley. He spent five seasons at Oregon State prior to that, along with stints at the University of San Francisco and Sacramento State. He also served with the United States Air Force for two decades.

Throughout his established coaching career, Grace has earned a proven reputation as a leading developer of big men at each of his stops, coaching collegiate and pro stars such as Kevon Looney, TJ Leaf, Thomas Welsh, Eric Moreland, Gyorgy Goloman, Jonah Bolden, Ike Anigbogu, Angus Brandt, Travis Wear and David Wear.

While at UCLA, Grace’s coaching and recruiting prowess helped the Bruins compile a 117-57 record with four NCAA Tournament appearances, plus four top five recruiting classes. With responsibilities ranging from self-scouting and game preparation to on-floor coaching and in-game adjustments, plus community service, Grace played a key role in the development of 10 prepsters to the NBA, including Lonzo Ball, Norman Powell, Zach LaVine and Kyle Anderson, as well as Looney, Leaf, Anigbogu and Travis Wear.

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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