Director of Basketball Operations
Steven Pearl is in his third year on the Auburn coaching staff, his second as the director of basketball operations after spending his first year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. As the director of operations he is in charge of team travel while also helping plan team practices, working with the team's academics and runs all of the Auburn Basketball Camps.
Pearl was a four-year letter-winner for his father, Bruce Pearl, at Tennessee, playing in 101 games from 2007-11. He helped Tennessee to back-to-back SEC East Championships in 2008 and 2009, with the '08 team winning the league by two games over Kentucky and Mississippi State. He also appeared in the NCAA Tournament each year he was a part of the program with the Volunteers advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2007 and 2008 and the Elite 8 in 2010.
Pearl, who was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, graduated from Tennessee with a degree in Marketing and International Business in December 2010. He has also taken classes towards a graduate degree.
Following graduation, Pearl was a medical sales representative for Stryker Corp for three years before joining the Auburn staff.
Pearl played for West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., where he was an all-state and All-PrepXtra selection by the Knoxville News Sentinel. While in high school he led the U.S. Men's Basketball Team to a gold medal at the 2006 Maccabi Games in Sydney, Australia, an accomplishment he would repeat as a gold medal winner in the 2009 Maccabi Games in Israel.