Steve Drake
Steve Drake
Position: Assistant Coach
Steve Drake joined the Bronco program as an assistant coach in July 2004. He shares responsibilities related to all aspects of the program, with primary duties concentrated on scheduling, recruiting and working with the post players. "Steve brings in a lot of basketball knowledge and experience," head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson said. "However, his biggest assets are his energy and people skills. We are very excited to welcome him to the Bronco family." Drake spent the past season as head coach of William Jessup University, also known as San Jose Christian College, where he led the Warriors to their first-ever winning season (19-12) and an invitation to the USCAA National Championship. "I am very proud to become a part of the tradition and the success of both Santa Clara University and the women's basketball program," Drake said. "I'm excited to jump right in and work with the players and coaches." Drake also served as an assistant to the WJU men's program for two seasons and was the head boys' basketball coach at both Phoenix Christian and Cactus Shadows High Schools in Arizona. At the prep level, he boasts six conference titles, four final fours and two state championship appearances. Drake compiled a 146-41 record during his six years at Phoenix Christian. Drake, who has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, had been working toward a masters in the same subject through Cambridge University. Drake grew up in Kansas. He and his wife Susan have three children, Michael, Steven and Sarah, and one grandchild, Kaden. The couple resides in Santa Clara.