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Greg Herrick
Greg Herrick
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 661-362-3209
Email: greg.herrick@canyons.edu
Year: 25th Year
Previous College: Loyola Marymount University, 1975

With more than 35 years of prep and collegiate experience, Greg Herrick begins his 25th season as head coach at College of the Canyons. He is considered one of the most innovative and respected coaches in the United States and is recognized by many as one of the leading authorities on fast-break basketball. In 2014, Herrick won his 500th game as head coach at COC. His overall record at the college entering the 2016-17 season is 534-224 (.704).

In 1997, the Cougars were state finalists, posting a school record 33 wins (33-5) and setting the all-time California Community College single-season scoring record when the team averaged 95.7 points per game.

Herrick has been named conference or league Coach of the Year 15 times and has led his teams to playoff appearances in 32 of 35 seasons. The Cougars are an outstanding 254-50 (.835) in conference play over the past 24 seasons and have won 15 conference titles.

Herrick has been named Western State Conference Coach of the Year nine times and was honored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as a finalist for its CONVERSE National Junior College Coach of the Year in both 1995 and 1997.

Herrick is a 1971 graduate of Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd High School where he was selected Athlete of the Year as a senior and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame. In the spring of 2010, he was also inducted into the Reseda-Cleveland High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Herrick received his bachelor's degree in history from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 and a master's degree in educational administration from California State University, Northridge in 1989.

Herrick retired from teaching in 2013. He taught United States History and Contemporary American Problems at Academy of the Canyons on the COC campus. His teaching efforts were recognized in 2008 when he was named Teacher of the Year and in 2010, the Los Angeles Lakers named him the December Educator of the Month in a ceremony at the STAPLES Center.

Coach Herrick by the Numbers
534
Victories as head coach at College of the Canyons 
24 Seasons as a head coach at College of the Canyons
15 Conference championships with College of the Canyons
37

Women’s basketball players who have transferred to four-year schools to play basketball in the past 20 years

9
Conference Coach of the Year Awards
1 All-State Players of the Year
25 All-State Player Honorees
10
Conference Players of the Year 
22

Post-Season Apperances at College of the Canyons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


—Bio current as of March 2016

California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA)
Women's Basketball Top-10 All-Time Active Coaching Victories*

Name College
Wins Years

1. Ned Mircetic
2. Gina Johnson
3. Paul DeBolt
4. Mike Thornton
5. Tom Powers
6. Greg Herrick
7. Terri Oberg
8. Brian Tessler
9. Joe Peron
10. J.R. Matsunami

Ventura
Delta/Foothill
Contra Costa
Orange Coast
Siskiyous
Canyons
San Jose
Fresno/Reedley
Pasadena
American River
764
576
562
558
557
534
518
476
469
453

26
24
30
27
34
24
26
19
20
26

*As of March 2016