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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 seventh season as the men’s basketball program’s athletic performance coach in 2015-16. 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 athletic performance coach for the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball teams for four seasons (2007-11). In his current capacity, he solely works with the men’s basketball team.

In his previous six seasons working with UCLA, the Bruins have advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times, including three trips to the Sweet 16 (2008, 2014, 2015) and one trip to the NCAA Final Four (2008). 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. During the previous two seasons, Long played instrumental roles in helping UCLA advance to consecutive NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances.

Prior to his first stint at UCLA, Long spent four seasons at his alma mater, the University of Texas in Austin. During his time from 2004-07, he served as a men’s basketball graduate manager assisting with the strength and conditioning program and also with the video coordinator.

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 three children – one son, Chasen (5), and two daughters, Brinley (3) and Haven (1).