How long have you been teaching at La Serna?
I am in my 28th year
How long have you been the girls basketball coach?
I coached for 17 years from 1990-2007; stopped for over 10 years and than began coaching last year.
What high school did you attend and did you play any sports there?
I graduated from Santa Fe High. I played 3 sports; basketball, volleyball, and golf.
What college did you attend, and did you play any sports there?
I attended and graduated from Cal State Long Beach; I did not play any sports in college.
What was your most successful coaching year?
The end of my 17th year, 2007, we were 26-3 and lost in the CIF Semi-final game.
What do you enjoy the most about basketball?
In this sport you need to be skilled in several areas and skill sets. I also like that there is a definite need for the team to play together. No one player can do it alone.
How would you describe your coaching style?
People are usually surprised by how vocal I am as a coach. I believe in playing an aggressive trapping defense and try to get us to play a poised offensive game.
How do you think your players would describe you?
Hah, I’d like to have you find out! They are too quiet. I know they know I am passionate about the game and have the knowledge of how it should be played.
What are your goals for the 2018-2019 season?
I don’t set specific win/loss goals; all I care about is how well we play. We play well, I’m happy. Even if we lose.
What team are you most looking forward to playing?
If I answer that my players may not focus on the ones that count the most. El Rancho is the best team in our league.