Todd Eilert begins his second season at UCSD as the Associate Head Coach for women’s basketball. He was hired by head coach Janell Jones in August of 2005. He came to La Jolla with Jones from Oklahoma City University where he spent 11 years in a wide variety of roles. At UCSD, Eilert assists with all aspects of the program including scheduling, recruiting, travel, scouting and camps.
In his first season at UC San Diego, Eilert helped guide the Tritons to a program-best 23-5 record, and a spot in the NCAA Division II postseason for only the second time in program history at the D-II level. The team notched a 17-3 record in California Collegiate Athletic Association play, finishing second in a league widely considered to be the top D-II conference in the country.
Eilert began his coaching career as a student assistant with the men’s varsity basketball program at Oklahoma City University from 1988-92 when he was a student. Following his graduation in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, Eilert was hired as a graduate assistant at Baylor University for the 1992-93 season. Following his stint at Baylor, he returned to OCU where he was hired as a full-time men’s assistant coach in 1994 and served in that same capacity until his departure in the summer of 2005.
During his time at Oklahoma City University, Eilert helped the Stars to three NAIA National Championships, two as a student assistant in 1991 and 1992, and one more as a full-time assistant in 1996.
In addition to his role as an assistant coach with the men’s varsity basketball program, Eilert also assisted Coach Jones with the women’s program in 2003-04, assisting in all areas of the program. He also was the head junior varsity coach of the women’s program from 2003-2005 and the head junior varsity coach of the men’s program from 2004-05. Eilert also oversaw the Intramural Sports program from 1994-2003.