Todd Golden is in his second year on Bruce Pearl's staff at Auburn. Golden was elevated to the role of Assistant Coach in May 2015 after spending his first year as the Director of Basketball Operations.
In his new role, Golden will work with the guards while also continuing to be Pearl's point man when it comes to advanced analytics and metrics. He will also handle all scheduling for the program, which boasted the 21st-toughest schedule in the nation during Pearl's first year on the plains.
Golden spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at Columbia, helping the Lions to a 21-13 mark and a spot in the Collegeinsiders.com Tournament. During his one season on the court he worked on Columbia's defense, which held its opponents to 63.3 points per game, second-best in the Ivy League and 31st nationally. Prior to his work on the court he was the Director of Basketball Operations for the 2012-13 season.
Golden played at Saint Mary's, graduating in 2007. While playing for the Gaels they made a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament, becoming one of just six players in program history to play in the "Big Dance" twice in his career. In his senior year he was second in the nation with a 3.68 assist to turnover ratio and led the West Coast Conference in three's (31) and was second in the league with a .574 three-point field goal percentage. Golden, a lone captain of the 2007-08 squad, finished his career as Saint Mary's all-time leader in free-throw percentage (.852) and ranks eighth with 269 career assists.
After earning his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary's, Golden played two years professionally for Maccabi Haifa in Israel's top division. In 2009 he was co-captain of the USA Open Team, coached by Pearl, that took the gold at the Maccabiah Games.
Golden is married to the former Megan York of San Antonio, Texas. Megan was a four-year volleyball player at Saint Mary's College and was the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year.