Rick Croy

Rick Croy (July 19, 1977)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: California Baptist Lancers
Current conference: Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
California Baptist record^: 200-80 (.714)
Overall record^: 200-80 (.714)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2019, 2022)
  • WAC Regular Season Champion:  0
  • Pacific West (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  1  (2014)
  • Western State (NJCAA) Regular Season Champion:  3  (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • WAC Tournament Champion:  0
  • Pacific West (Div II) Tournament Champion:  1  (2016)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  5  (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  2  (2015, 2018)

Awards:

  • Pacific West (Div II) Coach of the Year:  1  (2014)
  • Western State (NJCAA) Coach of the Year:  3  (2008, 2009, 2010)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-present California Baptist
2010-2013 Saint Mary’s (asst)
2005-2010 Citrus College
2002-2005 UC Riverside (asst)
2001-2002 Concordia-Irvine (assoc. HC)
2000-2001 UC Riverside (asst)

Rick Croy Facts

  • Richard K. Croy
  • Born July 19, 1977
  • Hometown: Walnut Creek, California
  • Alma Mater: San Francisco State University (BA, 1999) / Azusa Pacific University (M.Ed, 2001)
  • The California-native played at Division II San Francisco State, earning All-CCAA honors three times in four years
  • First basketball coaching gig was as an assistant to John Masi at UC Riverside
    • Left UCR after one season to be the associate head coach at D-II Concordia (CA)
    • Returned a year later to spend another three seasons on Masi’s staff
  • Spent five years as the head coach at Citrus College, a JC in Glendora, CA, going 103-35 over five seasons
    • Won three straight Western State titles and was named the conference’s COY in each of those three seasons (2008-10)
  • Returned to Division I in 2010, joining Randy Bennett‘s staff at Saint Mary’s
    • Coached the Gaels in two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT over three years in Moraga
  • Hired in April 2013 to be the new head coach at (then) Division II California Baptist in Riverside
    • Led the Lancers to the NCAA D-II Tournament in each of his first five seasons at the school, twice reaching the Sweet 16
    • Stayed on as head coach as the school transitioned to being a Division I member of the WAC ahead of the 2018-19 season
    • Led the Lancers to the 2019 CBI, the first-ever D-I postseason berth for the program in their first year of D-I play; returned to the CBI three years later in 2022
  • Along with his wife, Jamie, has one son and one daughter

Rick Croy Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the Division I and Division II levels only; note that Cal Baptist competed at the Division II level until 2018