Women's Basketball

    Daron Park
    Daron  Park

    Associate Head Coach

    Career Coaching:
    9th season in Division I


    USC Women Seeded No. 7 For 2013 Pac-12 Tournament

    Trojans take a two-win streak into Seattle for action at the Pac-12 Tournament; Open Thursday vs. OSU


    USC Women Wrap Regular Season In The Desert

    Trojans look to end Pac-12 regular-season play on a winning note at Arizona and ASU.


    USC Women Battle The Bruins Twice This Week

    Trojans host No. 17 UCLA on Tuesday night, then visit Westwood on Sunday afternoon.


    USC Women Settle In Los Angeles For Next Four Games

    Trojans host No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 Cal this week, with two bouts with the Bruins coming next.


    USC Women Head To Washington To Face Cougars, Huskies

    Trojans look to record a season sweep of WSU and Washington.


    Daron Park enters his first season at USC as associate head coach for the Women of Troy. Park served in the same role at California for the 2011-12 season before coming to USC. He has spent eight seasons coaching at the Division I level, appearing in seven NCAA tournaments -- including three trips to the Elite Eight -- with one WNIT bid. During that time, Park's teams have posted 208-65 (.762) record.

    "In going through the process of looking to revamp a coaching staff, you always want to get the best, and coach Park is a very solid coach," USC head coach Michael Cooper says of Park. "He knows his Xs and 0s. He was at Maryland for some great NCAA runs, and he was at La Tech with Teresa Weatherspoon to build that program. With him there, they pushed into NCAA tournament play, and in his last year at Cal he helped that program get to the tournament.

    "We're very honored and happy that he has joined out staff. He gives us a great quality of depth as far as experience, and that will help take our program to the next level. We're ready to be a consistent 20-win program and get to the tournament where the Women of Troy belong. Coach Park's on-court knowledge as far as player development will also help our players get to the next level. "

    Prior to coaching the Golden Bears to a 2012 NCAA Tournament appearance, Park served as an associate head coach at Louisiana Tech where his primary duties were directing the post players, serving as recruiting coordinator and overseeing the operating budget, in addition to game preparations. Park arrived at La Tech after serving as an assistant head coach at Maryland.

    In 2007-08, Park served as interim head coach in Maryland's run to the 2008 Elite Eight. The following year, the Terps won the ACC regular season and tournament titles, and again reached the Elite Eight. In his two seasons at Maryland, Park was instrumental in guiding the team to two Top-5 national rankings, two No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and 64 victories.

    From 2004-07, Park was the assistant coach at Utah, which won 72 games and two Mountain West Conference championships while appearing twice in the NCAA tournament during Park's time with the Utes.

    Park launched his college coaching career in 1999 as an assistant at NAIA Westminster College. He then went on to serve as the head coach for the Griffins from 2000-04. Originally from Great Falls, Montana, Park received his bachelor's degree in Health Enhancement from Montana State in 1994.

    Park has two children with his wife Laura; one daughter, Rylee, and one son, Dillon.


    SchoolPosition Year Overall Conf. Conf. Finish Conf. Tourn. Postseason
    UtahAssistant Coach 2004-05 26-8 12-2 (MWC) 1st Runner-up NCAA 2nd Round
    UtahAssistant Coach 2005-06 27-7 12-4 (MWC) 2nd Champion NCAA Elite Eight
    UtahAssistant Coach 2006-07 19-14 10-6 (MWC) 5th Semifinalist WNIT 2nd Round
    MarylandInterim Head Coach2007-08 33-4 13-1 (ACC) 2nd Semifinalist NCAA Elite Eight
    /Assistant Coach
    MarylandAssistant Coach 2008-09 31-5 12-2 (ACC) 1st Champion NCAA Elite Eight
    La Tech Assoc. Head Coach 2009-10 23-9 11-5 (WAC) 2nd Champion NCAA 1st Round
    La Tech Assoc. Head Coach 2010-11 24-8 15-1 (WAC) 1st Runner-up NCAA 1st Round
    California Assistant Coach 2011-12 25-10 13-5 (Pac-12) 2nd Runner-up NCAA 2nd Round
    CAREER 8 years 208-65 (.762) 98-26 (.790)