VENTURA COLLEGE  

 

 

     Coach David Breslin enters his 12th season as an assistant at Ventura College. The Pirates are 332-51 (.867) during his tenure, including a 126-2 record (.984) in WSC play and a 30-8 (.789) mark in the post-season.

     One of Breslinís duties in the program is guiding the academic progress of each student athlete. His work has played a large part in Venturaís recognition on the WBCA Academic Honor Roll in each of the past five seasons and in winning the COA Scholar Team Award in 2002 (3.37 team GPA). The team consistently posts a 3.0+ grade point average under Breslinís guidance, including last season's 3.344 cumulative GPA.

     Breslin was born and raised in San Francisco. He played basketball at Riordan HS and earned his B.A. from San Francisco State in 1969. He taught fifth grade at Marshall Annex School for six years before receiving his M.S.L.S. degree from CSU-Fullerton in 1973.

     Coach Breslin arrived at Ventura College as a reference librarian in 1977. He retired from his full-time position at VC in the summer of 2006.

     Breslin coached in the San Francisco Police Athletic League from 1972-74, and helped form a city-wide fifth grade league. When he moved to Ventura in 1977, Breslin coached in the Malibu city leagues and also spent time with the Ventura Youth Basketball Association (VYBA). Coach Breslin headed the boyís program at Oak Grove HS from 1993-96, and served as the head girlís coach at the Ojai school for one season. He joined the VC coaching staff in 1997.

     Breslinís involvement with Pirates womenís basketball began during the 1995-96 season as he started the highly successful mentor program, which pairs student athletes with members of the College community. He was the lead mentor in the program for two years before joining the coaching staff. He has since helped the Pirates to 11 straight WSC titles and the three state championships.

     Coach Breslin has been married to his wife, Cynthia, for 19 years. They have a combined family of five grown children: Michelle, Nadine, Mariesa, Shayna, and Bryce; and three grandchildren: Josephine, Evan and Alana.