Lloyd Pierce
Lloyd Pierce
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Yerba Buena
College: Santa Clara '98
Position: Assistant Coach
"As a former player here, Lloyd has expertise in both the basketball and academic world at Santa Clara. He was an outstanding defender as a player and he has done an excellent job working with the team in that area. He also has taken the lead in our out-of-season conditioning program. Lloyd has a great future in the coaching profession." -- Dick Davey on Pierce

Former Santa Clara standout player Lloyd Pierce completed his fourth year on Dick Davey's staff in 2006-07 and the third as an assistant coach.

Pierce, a San Jose, Calif. native, served in a volunteer capacity as director of basketball operations on Davey's staff during the 2002-03 season.

A 1998 graduate of Santa Clara with a degree in business management, Pierce played professionally in Mexico, Australia and Germany for four seasons before returning to Santa Clara to join the Bronco program last fall. Pierce also spent his first year after graduation working for a local financial services firm and has served as a special education teacher at Pinnacle Academy in Santa Clara.

Pierce was a four-year letterwinner and was an honorable mention all-West Coast Conference selection at the guard position as a senior. He averaged 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game during his career and, as a senior, led a Bronco defensive effort that paced the WCC in forced turnovers with 18.0 per game. Pierce scored a career-high 28 points in a 77-71 win over Pepperdine at Toso Pavilion. He also scored 22 points in a double-overtime win over Penn in the Cable Car Classic at the San Jose Arena.

The Yerba Buena High School product was the Central Coast Section Player of the Year after averaging 19.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior. He was a three-time all-Mount Hamilton Athletic League selection and was a CCS track and field finalist in both the long jump and high jump as a prep.