Women's Basketball - Coaching Profiles
Cal Cochran is a 1983 Business Administration graduate of the University of Tennessee. Coach Cochran also holds a Master's degree from the University of West Florida. Coach Cochran was a Tennessee High School All State performer at Ooltewah High School. He played four years for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Moccasins as a point guard. He played on two Southern Conference Championship teams and two NCAA tournament teams. He was Co-Captain for the Mocs during his senior season which also was the first NCAA Division I tournament victory in UTC's school history. The 1982 UTC team still holds the best record for the men's basketball program at 27-4. Coach Cochran is entering his 31st year in coaching. He began his coaching career at the University of Montevallo in 1983. Cochran coached at Division I, Alabama State University, 1996-2000. He helped the Hornets win its first SWAC championship and first NCAA tournament bid. He was the Director of Right Stuff Basketball 2000-2002.
Coach Cochran became the Daytona State Men's Assistant Coach 2007-08. He was named the Head Coach for Daytona State College women's basketball program in April of 2008. Coach Cochran has a winning record of (80-62) in five seasons at the controls. Coach Cochran and the Lady Falcons have rekindled the championship tradition that was begun when the program was implemented in 1998. In 2012, Coach Cochran led DSC to its first back to back conference championship since 2001-2002 and 2002-03 seasons. Cochran is a two-time Head Coach of the Year in the Mid-Florida Conference. Since Coach Cochran's arrival the Lady Falcons have succeeded academically, athletically and serving the Daytona Beach community. His mentoring achievements include 2011 Student Athlete of the Year in the state of Florida. Thirteen players have received 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference honors; Twenty-five players have received Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete Awards; Five players have received FCSAA All-State honors; Twelve players have received FCSAA "All Academic" Team; Two players have received NJCAA Academic All-American and Daytona State College Hall of Fame honors. During the 2012-13 season, Coach Cochran mentored a Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year and a NJCAA All-American.
Cochran participated in the 2006 Pete Newell Big Man Camp, where Cleveland Cavalier, NBA Center, Andrew Bynum was a participant. He also coached in the 2007 The BIG MAN Footwork Camp with former NBA Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach, Otis Hughley and former Atlanta Hawk Assistant Coach and 17 year NBA veteran, Alton Lister. Coach Cochran was designated as the Head Coach for the South All Stars in the 2006 Florida Panhandle He was named the 2006 Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) District 1 Coach of the Year. Shootout. He was also selected as the District 1 Head Coach Representative, for the FACA North – South 2007 All Star Game. Coach Cochran also was the 2007 Co-Sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Pensacola High School.
Coach Cochran became the boys' basketball head coach at Pensacola High School (PHS) in 2004. He led the Tigers to a 62-17 overall record, a .784 winning percentage. This feat was accomplished with no home games due to the destruction of the gym by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. In three years he engineered PHS to two state playoff appearances, one being a 2005-2006 Elite Eight finish. Coach Cochran led PHS to two Regular Season District 1 4A Championships, 2005 and 2006. PHS was ranked in the Top Ten by Florida Sports Writer's Association, each of Coach Cochran's three years at the helm.
What do others say about Coach Cochran: Players' coach, intelligent, great communicator, hard-working, family man, heart, tremendous X's-and-O's and a superb, outstanding basketball coach.
He is married to the former Andrea Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona and they have three sons, Calvin III, Caleb, and Jonathan.
Brittany Young comes to Daytona State College after spending two years at the University of South Carolina where she was a Graduate Assistant under Olympic Gold Medalist Dawn Staley and her coaching staff. During her time at South Carolina, the program held a top 25 national ranking each year and participated in the NCAA Tournament. The team advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2012 and the 2nd round of the tournament in 2013. While with the team, Young assisted with skill development, practices, and game preparation. She also worked closely with the Director of Basketball Operations and assumed many operational duties. She obtained her master’s degree in Sport and Entertainment Management.
Young has worked several basketball camps throughout the Southeast, serving in various capacities. Most recently she assisted with the University of South Carolina’s team, elite, individual and little gamecock camps. She also spent the last three years as the camp director of the “Pearl Moore Fundamental Basketball Camp,” which is organized by the All-time Career Scoring Leader in Women’s Basketball History and Hall of Fame Inductee, Pearl Moore.
Prior to beginning her coaching career, Young was an All-Conference standout and team captain at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She is a member of the School’s All-Decade Team and remains one of three players in FMU history to surpass 1,000 points and 500 assists in a career. She still ranks 5th in Peach Belt Conference history in career assists with 531.
In addition to her success on the court, she was also President of the Student Athletic Advisory Council and a member of both Francis Marion University’s and the Peach Belt Conference’s Presidential Honor Rolls. Young stated that, “I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with the amazing staff at Daytona State College and relish the opportunity to build upon the legacy of the program in the near future.”