• December 6, 2021

Former Vanderbilt assistant, Wendale Farrow, joins staff at Cal

Wendale Farrow

Wendale Farrow joins Cal as an assistant coach after a one-year stint at Vanderbilt. He begins his duties at Cal on June 1. Farrow landed at Vanderbilt after two seasons at UCLA under head coach Cori Close, where he served in a number of roles for the Bruins, including video coordinator, community service liaison, scout team adviser, camp director and interim recruiting coach.

“I could not be more excited about adding Dale to our staff. He has worked with two programs that I have great respect for in UCLA and Vanderbilt,” Cal head coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “Across the world of women’s college basketball, it’s nearly impossible to find someone with something negative to say about Dale as a human being and a basketball coach. From players he’s coached to colleagues at the collegiate, high school and club level, everyone raves about his ability to connect with people, his deft ability with X’s and O’s, his on-court skill development of players and his presence in the community.”

A native of Sacramento, Calif., Farrow was a two-year basketball letter winner at American River (Calif.) Junior College before he transferred to Eastern Michigan for his final two years of eligibility. He was named to the CoSIDA All-Academic District team and earned his bachelor’s degree in 2009. Farrow worked as a graduate manager for his alma mater from 2010-12, then served as an academic mentor at Michigan from 2012-13 while pursuing a postgraduate degree. He earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Student Affairs from EMU in 2013.

“I’m excited and grateful to have the opportunity to join Coach Gottlieb’s program and work at this tremendous institution,” Farrow said. “When you combine the academic prestige and athletic reputation that California has to offer, it is a formula for success that I’m proud to support. The Pac-12 has never been better, and it is continually exhibiting its status as the Conference of Champions. To be able to compete in this conference, you must have student-athletes and coaches that are committed to excellence on and off the court, and I strongly believe Cal does exactly that.”

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