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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