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Skye Ettin, Assistant MBB Coach at UC Santa Barbara

Sports Business Secrets

Season 3 || Episode 501

Todays guest is ⁠Skye Ettin⁠, Assistant MBB Coach at UC Santa Barbara.

Skye grew up in Princeton, NJ, where we first met as opponents in high school! He then played collegiately at The College of New Jersey where he was a three-year captain.

After graduating he joined the staff at Princeton University as the Director of Basketball Operations but didn’t take long for him to be named an assistant coach, a role he has filled the previous 6 seasons!

He’s garnered many accolades over that time span, including being named an ⁠NABC 30 under 30 honoree⁠ and one of the ⁠50 most impactful mid major assistants in the country by Silver Waves Media.⁠

He capped off the Princeton chapter with an unbelievable run to the Sweet 16 in the 2023 NCAA tournament. Skye is now in his first season as an Assistant Coach at UC Santa Barbara.

Today we also talked about:

  • Growing up in Princeton, NJ

  • The recruiting path and early adversity

  • The differences between d3 and d1 players

  • Why his coaching perspective started in college

  • His career at TCNJ and the transition after

  • The Sweet 16 Run with Princeton

  • His new chapter at UC Santa Barbara

  • The importance of an international roster

  • Where you should play if you want to be seen

  • How to build relationships in the industry

  • and much more

Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!

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