Lorenzo Romar

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Lorenzo Romar
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamWashington
Record250-141 (.639)
Biographical details
Born(1958-11-13) November 13, 1958 (age 55)
South Gate, California
Playing career
1976–1978
1978–1980
1980–1983
1983–1984
1985
Cerritos CC
Washington
Golden State Warriors
Milwaukee Bucks
Detroit Pistons
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1996
1996–1999
1999–2002
2002–present
UCLA (asst.)
Pepperdine
Saint Louis
Washington
Head coaching record
Overall341–227 (.600)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship (1995, Asst. Coach, UCLA)
Pac-12 Regular Season Championship (2012)
Pac-10 Regular Season Championship (2009)
Pac-10 Tournament Championship (2005, 2010, 2011)
C-USA Tournament Championship (2000)
Awards
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2005, 2009)
Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2012)
 
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Lorenzo Romar
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamWashington
Record250-141 (.639)
Biographical details
Born(1958-11-13) November 13, 1958 (age 55)
South Gate, California
Playing career
1976–1978
1978–1980
1980–1983
1983–1984
1985
Cerritos CC
Washington
Golden State Warriors
Milwaukee Bucks
Detroit Pistons
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1996
1996–1999
1999–2002
2002–present
UCLA (asst.)
Pepperdine
Saint Louis
Washington
Head coaching record
Overall341–227 (.600)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship (1995, Asst. Coach, UCLA)
Pac-12 Regular Season Championship (2012)
Pac-10 Regular Season Championship (2009)
Pac-10 Tournament Championship (2005, 2010, 2011)
C-USA Tournament Championship (2000)
Awards
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2005, 2009)
Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2012)

Lorenzo Romar (born November 13, 1958) is the current head men's basketball coach at the University of Washington. Romar also played basketball for the University of Washington from 1978 to 1980. After college, Romar was drafted by the Golden State Warriors and spent five years in the NBA.

After the NBA, Romar played and coached for Athletes in Action. Romar was then hired as an assistant coach at UCLA under coach Jim Harrick from 1992 to 1996, and was credited with recruiting many of the players on the 1995 national championship team. Romar became the head coach at Pepperdine University and then at Saint Louis University before taking the job at the University of Washington in 2002.

Romar is credited for turning around the sagging fortunes of the University of Washington basketball program and generating new enthusiasm for the program. In 2004, Washington qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years. In 2005, Washington won the Pac-10 Tournament and earned a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies made their way to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1998 but were ousted by Louisville 93-79. In 2006, Washington earned a second consecutive appearance to the Sweet Sixteen before losing in overtime to Connecticut 98-92.

Romar is known by his fellow coaches as one of the top basketball recruiters in the country. Additionally, he is respected as a genuine and optimistic person and was once voted "the opposing coach players would most like to play for" in a Pac-10 poll.[1] In March 2006, Romar was given the prestigious Coach Wooden "Keys to Life" award for outstanding character.[1]

On March 9, 2009, the Pac 10 conference announced that Lorenzo Romar was named coach of the year, for leading the Huskies to their first outright conference title since 1953.

Lorenzo Romar is married to Leona Romar, with whom he has three daughters—Terra, Tavia and Taylor. [2]. In 2006, Lorenzo Romar and his wife Leona founded the Lorenzo Romar Foundation for the prevention of domestic violence and educational assistance for disadvantaged youth as well as other charitable causes. [3] Romar identifies as a Christian.[2]

NBA players coached[edit]

St. Louis[edit]

Draft YearPlayer NameRoundPickTeam
2001Maurice Jeffers2nd Round55th OverallSacramento Kings (never signed a contract)

Washington[edit]

Draft YearPlayer NameRoundPickTeam
2005Nate Robinson1st Round21st OverallPhoenix Suns (traded to New York)
2005Will ConroyN/AN/AUndrafted (signed with Memphis in 2007)
2006Brandon Roy1st Round6th OverallMinnesota Timberwolves (traded to Portland)
2006Bobby Jones2nd Round37th OverallMinnesota Timberwolves (traded to Philadelphia)
2007Spencer Hawes1st Round10th OverallSacramento Kings
2009Jon Brockman2nd Round38th OverallPortland Trail Blazers (traded to Sacramento)
2009Justin DentmonN/AN/AUndrafted (signed with San Antonio in 2012)
2010Quincy Pondexter1st Round26th OverallOklahoma City Thunder (traded to New Orleans)
2011Isaiah Thomas2nd Round60th OverallSacramento Kings
2011Justin HolidayN/AN/AUndrafted (signed with Philadelphia in 2013)
2012Terrence Ross1st Round8th OverallToronto Raptors
2012Tony Wroten1st Round25th OverallMemphis Grizzlies

Head coaching record[edit]

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Pepperdine (West Coast Conference) (1996–1999)
1996–97Pepperdine6–214–10T–6th
1997–98Pepperdine17–109–52nd
1998–99Pepperdine19–139–5T–2ndNIT First Round
Pepperdine:42–4422–20
Saint Louis (Conference USA) (1999–2002)
1999–00Saint Louis19–147–9T–7thNCAA First Round
2000–01Saint Louis17–148–87th
2001–02Saint Louis15–169–75th
Saint Louis:51–4424–24
Washington (Pac-10/12 Conference) (2002–present)
2002–03Washington10–175–139th
2003–04Washington19–1212–62ndNCAA First Round
2004–05Washington29–614–42ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2005–06Washington26–713–52ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2006–07Washington19–138–107th
2007–08Washington16–177–118thCBI First Round
2008–09Washington26–914–41stNCAA Second Round
2009–10Washington26–1011–73rdNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2010–11Washington24–1111–73rdNCAA Third Round
2011–12Washington24–1114–41stNIT Semifinals
2012–13Washington18–169–9T–6thNIT First Round
2013–14Washington17–159–9T–8th
2014–15Washington
Washington:251-143 (.636)129–91 (.586)
Total:342–229 (.598)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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