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MARTY CLARKE | Associate Head Coach

Longtime international player and coach Marty Clarke enters his fifth season on the Saint Mary's men's basketball staff as an associate coach in 2017-18.

Clarke, who has extensive international playing and coaching experience, is involved in the operation of all aspects of the Gaels’ program, including recruiting, practice and game preparation and player development.

A 1991 graduate of Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, Clarke served three seasons as the head coach of the Adelaide 36ers in the country’s professional National Basketball League.  He has also spent four seasons as an assistant coach for the Australian National Team and was on the bench during the team's quarterfinal run at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

During his coaching career, Clarke has worked closely with helping develop some of the top names in the country’s basketball history, including: Andrew Bogut, Patrick Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. 

He also worked with a number of current and former SMC players, including former assistant coach Adam Caporn, former all-time leading scorer Daniel Kickert and former Gaels Jorden Page and Matthew Hodgson.

While playing for the Australia Institute of Sport as a youth player, Clarke served as captain of the country’s Junior National Team that finished fifth at the 1987 Junior World Championships in Bormio, Italy.

He joined the NBL’s North Melbourne Giants in 1988 and played 120 games with the club before returning in 1992.  After his playing career ended, Clarke served two years as a teacher in his native Tasmania before accepting a position as a regional development manager for Basketball Tasmania.

Clarke returned to AIS as an assistant coach from 1998-2002 before accepting the head coaching position, which he held for eight seasons.  While coaching at AIS, he also served as the head coach of the Australian Junior National Team from 2005-09 then accepted a position as an assistant with the Boomers from 2009-12.

Clarke is married to the former Julie Wilts.  The couple has four children and resides in Moraga.

 

MARCUS SCHROEDER | Assistant Coach

In his sixth overall season as a member of the Saint Mary's basketball program, Marcus Schroeder enters his third year as an assistant coach in 2017-18.

Schroeder joined the program in 2012 as a graduate assistant and video coordinator and was promoted to director of basketball operations in 2014.  He assists in all facets of the Gaels' nationally prominent program, including scouting, recruiting, game preparation and player development.

A native of nearby Concord, Calif., Schroeder served as a graduate assistant for the Gaels for two seasons while earning a masters degree in kinesiology from Saint Mary's.

A 2010 graduate of Princeton, he was a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers' basketball team.  Schroeder averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.  As a freshman ,he led all NCAA Division I men's basketball players in minutes per game (38.8) and was on the floor for 1085 of a possible 1,130 minutes during the 2006-07 season.

He ended his career fourth in Princeton history with 156 steals and fifth with 295 career assists.

A three-year point guard at De La Salle High School, he led the Spartans to a 32-1 record and state championship as a senior in 2006.  His three-year record at DLS was 83-10 with three league titles and two NorCal championships.

His sister, Anna, was a four-year letterwinner for the Saint Mary's volleyball team from 2009-12.

 

DANNY YOSHIKAWA | Assistant Coach

Danny Yoshikawa joined the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball staff in June, 2015 as the program’s director of basketball operations and begins his first season as an assistant coach in 2017-18.

Yoshikawa worked in conjunction with the coaching and support staffs to execute all team-related operations, including team travel, recruiting, advanced scouting, video operations and community outreach efforts. He coordinated apparel with the program’s equipment staff to ensure maximum support from the department’s multi-year agreement with Under Armour and manages logistics associated with the overall operation of the basketball program.

A Bay Area native, Yoshikawa arrived at Saint Mary’s after serving as a professional head basketball coach in Japan.  He began his head-coaching career at West Valley College (Saratoga), where he recorded a 144-47 record for a .753 winning percentage over five seasons.  He guided the Vikings to a pair of Coast Conference Championships, five straight California State Community College tournaments and two elite-eight state championship appearances.  In 2006, his team advanced to the state championship game and he was named the California state Coach of the Year.

Yoshikawa then moved to UC Santa Barbara for one season.  As the defensive coordinator, Yoshikawa helped the Gauchos to a 23-9 record, beating UNLV, earning a Big West Conference Championship, and advancing to the NIT tournament in the process. Moving to the WCC, he spent four seasons on staff at the University of San Francisco and, as Associate Head Coach, helped the Dons record their first consecutive 20-win seasons in more than 30 years.  Following his stint at USF, Yoshikawa spent one year coaching and observing international basketball academies around the world before taking a professional head coaching job in Kobe, Japan.

As a player, the San Jose native first played two seasons at West Valley College for Hall of Fame Coach Bob Burton before transferring to UC Davis.  At West Valley, Yoshikawa, a point guard, earned all conference honors and a conference championship while helping the Vikings to a two-year record of 53-11.  At UCD, he played under current UCSB coach Bob Williams.  In his two seasons at UC Davis, he guided the Aggies to their first two conference championships in program history, leading them to the NCAA tournament in each year.  He compiled an impressive 100-29 overall record, and as a senior, was honored as the Conference Player of the Year and UC Davis Athlete of the Year. Yoshikawa graduated with BA degrees in International Relations and Japanese.  He then earned his MS in Kinesiology from San Jose State University while starting his coaching career as an assistant at West Valley College.

He currently resides in Moraga with his wife (Alittza), his son (Calvin Sebastian) and his daughter (Abigail).

 

JUSTIN JOYNER | Director of Basketball Operations

Justin Joyner enters his first season as the Director of Operations for men’s basketball.

Joyner joined the Saint Mary’s College staff in August 2017 after spending one year at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he served as Assistant Director of Basketball Operations/Graduate Manager. 

Joyner graduated from the UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He played point guard for the Gauchos from 2006-2011 where he helped lead the UCSB to three Big West Championships, two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT. Joyner is in the Gauchos record book multiple of times, as he is eighth all-time with 357 assists. He was also known for his defensive prowess as he is second all-time with 134 steals. A Bay Area native, Joyner attended De La Salle High School where he was a teammate of current Saint Mary’s Assistant Coach Marcus Schroeder on the 2006 State Champion Spartan team.

Prior to joining the UCSB, Joyner spent 2012-2016 as an individual basketball coach specializing in skill development. During this time, he worked with elite players ranging from Professional to middle school.

A native of Concord, California, Joyner resides in Pleasant Hill.


DOMINIC LIPPI | Assistant Director of Basketball Operations/Video Coordinator

Dominic Lippi enters his third season with the Saint Mary’s Men’s Basketball program and his first as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations/Video Coordinator. After spending the last two seasons as a Graduate Assistant with the Gaels, he was a part of two historic seasons that combined for 58 wins and 11 losses, a WCC regular season championship in 2016 and a Second Round NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017. Lippi also received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Saint Mary’s College in the summer of 2017.

Prior to joining the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball staff, Lippi was a student-athlete at Division III Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. At Whitman, Lippi was the winningest three- year player in the school’s history. During his senior year in 2014-15, he led Whitman to a program best 14-2 Northwest Conference record and an overall record of 20-6, the program’s best overall record in 29 seasons. He spent one year as a walk-on for the UC Davis Men’s basketball team during the 2011-12 season before transferring to Whitman College. 

In high school at St. Joseph Notre Dame, Lippi played for his father, Don Lippi, who is one of the most accomplished high school basketball coaches in California state history with over 800 wins. In Lippi’s senior year (2011), his team finished 27-9 and won the California Division V state title.