Stephen Lavin is a sports broadcaster. Lavin's coaching career began in 1988 when he was hired as an assistant by Purdue head coach Gene Keady. After three years on the Boilermaker staff, Lavin returned to California when UCLA head coach Jim Harrick hired him as a Bruins assistant in 1991.
Lavin was an assistant coach on the Bruins' staff for five years, including the 1995 national championship team that finished with a 32-1 record. Lavin served as head coach for two storied college basketball programs - most recently St. John's University and UCLA before then. In eleven full seasons as a head coach, Lavin had led teams to ten postseason appearances, highlighted by eight NCAA Tournament berths, an Elite Eight ('97), five NCAA Regional Semifinals ('97, '98, '00, '01, '02) and nine campaigns of twenty or more wins. Lavin began his broadcasting career in 2003, soon after being fired from UCLA, when he signed a multi-year deal with ABC and ESPN. For seven years he made regular appearances on ESPN College GameNight and provided color commentary, before coaching at St. John’s.
After St. John’s, Lavin joined the Fox Sports, CBS Sports and Pac-12 Network broadcasting teams as a college basketball and NBA analyst. As of February 2021, he still works with all three entities.