Lon Rork, Head Coach
Entering his first year as the head coach at Las Positas College, Lon Rork, brings over 13 years of coaching experience at the college level to the Hawks' program. During those 13 years, Rork spent 6 years as a community college associate head coach at Diablo Valley College, 4 years at Division I Saint Mary's College, and 2 years at NCAA Division III University of Dallas.
While at DVC, Rork was involved in all aspects of one of the most successful programs in California. During his time there (2007-2013) the Vikings won 135 games, won 2 Big 8 championships and made 2 trips to the Final Eight. He was involved in all phases of program operation and on-floor coaching. Rork assisted in moving 20 DVC players basketball careers at the four-year level. This included 5 student-athletes moving on to Division I schools and 14 other players moving on to Division II, III, and NAIA schools.
During his four years (2002-2006) at Saint Mary's under Coach Randy Bennett, Rork served as the director of basketball operations where he was responsible for numerous duties, including assisting with recruiting and scouting, working with the scout team, handling all video breakdown, and coordinating a foreign tour of Australia.
In addition, Rork helped handle the all the daily operations of the basketball office. During his time in Moraga, the Gaels won 76 games and twice appeared in the West Coast Conference championship game. The 2004-05 squad finished 25-9 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for just the fourth time in school history. In 2006, Rork earned the distinguished service award from Saint Mary's College.
Prior to his time in Moraga, Rork spent two years as the associate head basketball coach at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. During his tenure at the Division III university, Rork also served as the head men's and women's tennis and cross country coach. The 2000-01 basketball team reached 18 wins, which set the all-time win mark for a season at UD. In addition, the team had a 15-game winning streak that stretched over 2 seasons that at the time was the longest streak in the NCAA.
Rork earned a bachelors degree in Biology from Occidental College in 1998 and competed on both the basketball and tennis teams during his three years at the Division III school. As a senior, Rork lead the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference in 3-pointers made per game and was 5th in scoring (15 points per game) and 6th in assists (3.2 per game) in conference play, earning the coaches' award voted on by his fellow teammates.
Rork graduated in 1994 from South Tahoe High School and played for legendary California high school coach Tom Orlich, winning league titles in both years on the varsity team.
Tyler Goldman, Assistant Coach
Like Rork, Goldman moved from Diablo Valley College to LPC. Goldman was an assistant at DVC during the 2012-13 season. He is a graduate of DePaul University and Monte Vista High School.