Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Wes Long
Men's Basketball Athletic Performance Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Men's Basketball Athletic Performance Coach
Alma Mater: Texas, 2003
Wes Long begins his sixth season as the men’s basketball program’s strength and conditioning coach in 2014-15. He returned to UCLA in May 2013 after having spent the previous two seasons as Director of Player Development/Strength and Conditioning at the University of Wyoming.

Prior to his stint at Wyoming, Long served as the strength and conditioning coach for the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball teams for four seasons (2007-11). In his current capacity, solely works with the men’s basketball team.

In his previous five seasons working with UCLA, the Bruins have advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times, including two trips to the Sweet 16 (2007-08, 2013-14) and one trip to the NCAA Final Four (2007-08). In his first season at UCLA (2007-08), the Bruins earned their third straight trip to the Final Four after winning the Pac-10 regular-season and tournament titles. Last year, Long played an instrumental role in helping UCLA win the Pac-12 Tournament title and return to the Sweet 16.

Prior to his first stint at UCLA, Long spent four seasons at his alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin. During the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, Long served as the men’s basketball assistant video coordinator. Prior to that, he worked as a graduate manager for the strength and conditioning program from 2004-07.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Long earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in advertising in 2003 and his master’s degree in kinesiology in 2005.

Long and his wife, Kristin, have two children – one son, Chasen (3), and one daughter, Brinley (1).