Derek Wynn begins his fifth season as an assistant coach at Long Beach State.
Last year, the 49ers (16-16) posted the most wins in a season since 2005-06 when they finished with 18 victories. LBSU also made its first national postseason tournament in 13 years, earning an at-large bid to the WNIT.
In 2011-12, Wynn helped engineer Long Beach State's run to the Big West Tournament championship game, marking its first appearance in the finals since 2001. LBSU defeated top-seeded Cal Poly and No. 2 seed Cal State Northridge to reach the title game. The 49ers ended the season with a 14-18 overall record.
In 2009-10, LBSU was fourth in the conference standings, qualifying for the Big West Tournament. Long Beach State had its first winning record in Big West action since 2005-06, finishing with a 9-7 mark.
The 49ers returned to the Big West Tournament in 2010-11 after registering the sixth-best record in conference action.
Wynn came to Long Beach State from USC where he served as an assistant from 2004-09. In each of his first two seasons, the Trojans advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his stint at USC, Wynn was an assistant at Pepperdine (2000-04). During his time in Malibu, he helped lead the Waves to five postseason appearances and three West Coast Conference titles.
Before entering the college ranks, Wynn spent six seasons (1994-99) as the assistant boys' basketball coach at Upland High School, where he helped the Highlanders earn five consecutive CIF Southern Section playoff berths. The 1996 and 1997 teams captured the Baseline League championship, while the 1999 team notched a school-best 25-4 mark. During his time at Upland, Wynn coached 12 athletes who went on to play collegiate basketball, including six Division I players.
In addition to coaching, Wynn taught physical education during the 1998-99 school year at St. Edward's School in Corona, Calif., and worked extensively as a substitute teacher in the Upland Unified School District. As a prep, Wynn played basketball at Upland High, where he earned All-Baseline League accolades as a senior.
Wynn earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton in 1996 and a master's and teaching credential from Azusa Pacific in 1999.
Wynn is married to 49er head coach Jody Wynn and the couple has two daughters, Jada and Kaeli.