Fred Castro is in his second season at The University of Tulsa. He serves as the recruiting coordinator and works with the perimeter players.
During his first season at TU, Castro helped coach a team that had earned just five wins, including one Conference USA victory, in the previous year to a team that posted 13 wins and finished league play with an 8-8 record. TU's 13 victories and sixth-place league finish was the best since the Golden Hurricane advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2006.
Castro comes to TU after serving as an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Albany during the 2010-11 season. He was responsible for on-the-floor coaching, game scouting, recruiting, game scheduling and served as the liaison to academic and athlete support services. Castro helped coach the Great Dane's to their first winning season since becoming a Division I program in 1999.
Prior to his stint at Albany, Castro was an assistant coach at Mercer University for two seasons (2008-10), where he helped coach the second-best turnaround in the country during the 2008-09 season with a 17-13 record, improving from the 2007-08 season by 12 wins, and earn the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference a year later.
Castro was an advance scout for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx in 2009-10.
Previously, Castro was an assistant men's basketball coach at Rogers State during its' inaugural season which went 20-11 in 2007-08, and held various positions for Oklahoma women's basketball from 2001-07, including video/travel coordinator (2005-07), volunteer coach (2004-05) and manager/scout team player (2001-04).
Castro earned his degree in aviation from Oklahoma in 2004.
He and his wife, Cindy, have a daughter, Aliya.
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