Now in his fourth season on the Golden Bear basketball staff, Derrick Wrobel begins his second year as the director of external relations after being the assistant operations director his first two years. During his career, he has been a part of seven teams that have advanced to the postseason.
In his current role, Wrobel's duties include scheduling, organizing summer camps, managing part-time staff and coordinating community service projects. In addition, he oversees training table for the team and is the program's liaison to Cal basketball alumni.
Prior to moving to Berkeley, Wrobel served as director of basketball operations at Arizona State for four years. While at ASU, Wrobel was in charge of all day-to-day operations of the men's basketball program. He previously was a student manager under Rob Evans, first at Ole Miss, then at Arizona State. While at Mississippi, Wrobel was a part of an SEC championship team and NCAA Tournament participant.
During parts of three summers, Wrobel previously spent time working for the Dallas Mavericks, where he was heavily involved with the Global Games, working closely with president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.
Wrobel earned his bachelor's degree in broadcasting with a minor in history from Arizona State in the fall of 2001. He and his wife, Michelle, reside in the East Bay.