Men's Basketball Coaches
Rob Orellana brings a diverse basketball background to Donny Daniels Titan coaching staff.
Orellana, 35, spent the two seasons prior to his Fullerton appointment as an assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, where he helped the Knights to a second-place finish in the Northeast Conference. He also worked two seasons as an assistant at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, where he was brought in to help resurrect a struggling program. The Terriers had won only 28 games in the four seasons prior to his arrival and they won 28 more in just two seasons. Counting the next two years, St. Francis had its best-ever four-year record and won more NEC games than any other school during that span.
Orellana also has served as a head coach in Venezuela (Trotamundos Basketball Club in Valencia in 1995-96) and Spain (Gran Canaria Club in the Canary Islands in 1994-95).
Because of his head coaching experience, Orellana plays an integral role in the overall day-to-day operations of the Titan program including recruiting, scouting and game strategies. He also can lean on three years of Big West Conference experience, serving from 1991-92 thru 1993-94 at UC Irvine as an assistant to Coach Rod Baker.
Orellanas coaching career began with two years as an assistant at Pius X High School in Downey, his alma mater. He moved to Westchester High School for two seasons before launching his collegiate career as a student assistant at UNLV for three years including the 1990 NCAA championship season. He returned to Pius X as head coach for the 1990-91 season and the Warriors won the Camino Real League championship and advanced to the CIF semifinals. The teams 17-8 record earned him Southern California Coach of the Year honors.
Orellana is a 1987 graduate of Regents College in Albany, New York.