In 7 seasons Ron DuBois has guided the ship that is UCSC basketball and set it on a course toward long-term prosperity. A highly acclaimed tactician amongst his peers, DuBois owns the unique distinction of being one of only a handful of current NCAA coaches that has experience coaching in the NBA and is a FIBA certified coach (John Calipari, Kelvin Sampson, Anthony Grant and Eric Musselman).
On September 1st, 2012 DuBois was named the 9th head men’s basketball coach at UCSC. In a short time the Lodi, CA native has made himself at home. As UCSC celebrates it's 40th season of college basketball, DuBois has racked up the most Career wins, Single Season wins, Division III wins and tied the longest win streak in school history.
DuBois possesses elite experience at the highest of levels of basketball having worked and coached in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns (2001-03) and Memphis Grizzlies (2007-09). While being one of the youngest assistant coaches in the NBA, DuBois mentored under some of the top coaching minds in the world. DuBois was tasked with scouting and player development working with numerous NBA Stars such as Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley and Pau Gasol to name a few.
DuBois has also coached FIBA recognized teams in the top professional leagues of France, Mexico, as well as the Antigua and Barbuda National Team.
A distinguished player himself, DuBois earned a scholarship at Arizona State University. As a point guard in one of the strongest conferences in the country, he was named a team captain his senior year and earned all-academic Pac 10 honors in 1999. At Arizona State, DuBois majored in Education and received his B.A. in 1999 and M.A. in 2001.
Ron's wife Rebecca is a faculty member in UCSC's Biomolecular Engineering Department. They live in Santa Cruz with their two sons Louis and Dominic.