Greg McCalli is in his sixth season as the head women’s basketball coach at CSU Bakersfield.
Playing a tough schedule that featured five teams that finished the 2015-16 season in the top 25, the Roadrunners went 12-19 and returned to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament for the third consecutive season.
McCall led the Roadrunners back to the WNIT in 2014-15 as CSUB won a Division I school record 23 games (23-9). The Roadrunners finished second in the Western Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season.
In year three, McCall led the Roadrunners to a 19-12 mark, a second place finish in the Western Athletic Conference, and an appearance in the 2014 WNIT.
Limited at times to just six players during his first campaign, the Roadrunners continued to compete, winning two of their final four games to finish the 2011-12 campaign with a 7-22 record. CSUB improved to 12-17 in year two, winning a school Division I record nine consecutive games at one point.
McCall won his 50th career game at CSU Bakersfield on Jan. 10, 2015 when the ‘Runners defeated Grand Canyon 90-67. McCall is 73-78 as Bakersfield’s head coach.
Prior to becoming head coach, McCall spent the previous four seasons as an assistant at CSUB helping guide the Roadrunners to a pair of postseason appearances including a 22-12 record in 2011. He was instrumental in recruiting student-athletes for the ‘Runners, along with scouting, game planning and player development.
This is McCall’s second stint as a head coach, as he previously led nearby Taft College for 10 seasons (1997-2007), helping restart the Cougars’ women’s basketball program and successfully leading them into the CCCAA Tournament. He won 98 games at Taft.
He began his coaching career at CSUB under Pat Douglass, winning a NCAA Division II National Championship in 1997. He also played for Douglass and was a team captain on the Roadrunners’ 1991 Division II Final Four team.
Greg and his wife Tanae a daughter, Choloe while McCall has three other children. Coach McCall’s oldest daughter, Dewanna, was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the first round of the 2009 WNBA draft with the fifth overall pick after a standout career at Auburn (2006-09).