Steven Pearl has been promoted to associate head coach of the Auburn Men's basketball team. Pearl is going into his 10th season as part of his father's staff.
“I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and the trust so many people here at Auburn have put in me,” Steven Pearl said. “To BP, our administration, the board, our amazing coaching staff, our student-athletes, supporters of our program and the Auburn Family at large – thank you for this honor. I recognize how privileged I am to be able to come to work every day for the Auburn men’s basketball program, and I do not take that for granted.
“I couldn't be more fired up about the direction and future of our program. I promise you I will stop at nothing to help the program bring home more championships to Auburn. We are just getting started. War Eagle!”
Auburn head coach and Steven's father Bruce Pearl commented on the promotion.
“Steven has been an integral part of the success that we’ve had at Auburn from the beginning,” (Bruce) Pearl said. “Many people may forget that he started as an assistant strength coach and worked his way up through our program. He has been able to recruit and coach at a very high level. His ability to communicate and teach our system to our players is second to none. He is truly one of the best assistant coaches in the country and has earned this promotion.”
Steven Pearl has been named one of the most impactful assistant coaches in college basketball by Silver Waves Media.
Steven Pearl has helped his father with one of the biggest rebuilds in the history of college basketball. During his time with the program, Auburn has won three SEC Championships and made four NCAA Tournaments including a run to the Final Four in 2019.
Many notable players have come through the program during this time including four first-round NBA draft picks in Chuma Okeke, Issac Okoro, Jabari Smith and Walker Kessler.
Steven Pearl also helped Auburn earn its first No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll during the 2021-22 season and its program record 32-week streak of being ranked.
The Tigers will begin looking for their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearances on November 7 when they take on the Baylor Bears in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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