Education

Education
2001 - 2003

M.S.

1996 - 1998

B.A.

Central Washington University
1995 - 1996

N/A

1993 - 1995

A.A.S.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Academic Specialist and Adjunct Faculty

The Evergreen State College

  The Evergreen State College is a liberal arts college with a diverse student body and unique curriculum. As a co-coordinator of the Washington Trio Expansion Program, which mirrors the federally funded TRIO program, I provide comprehensive academic and career support for underrepresented populations (first generation, low income or disabled students), manage the day-to-day operations of our office on the Tacoma satellite campus and provide overall academic support and career counseling for a caseload of over 120 students. I also teach a course entitled, Professional and Academic Computing for juniors and seniors.

Apr 2003 - Apr 2008

Academic Success Coordinator

Tacoma Community College
  • Monitored and tracked academic development of 7 intercollegiate teams
  • Gathered and analyzed academic data for quarterly and yearly reports
  • Planned, coordinated and implemented an annual orientation for student athletes, coaches and parents
  • Provided comprehensive academic and career support
  • Coordinated tutoring for student athletes
  • Collaborated with community groups to provide mentoring opportunities for student athletes
Apr 2003 - Mar 2008

Head Basketball Coach

Tacoma Community College
  • Responsible for all game and practice management
  • Managed and developed program budget
  • Identified and recruited student athletes
  • Conducted opponent and self-scouting
  • Responsible for scheduling and team travel
  • Maintained our team website and provided sports information to local and national media outlets, recruiting companies and 4-year college coaches
  • Maintained and supervised a staff of 2-3 coaches, 1 manager and 10-14 players each season

FUNDRAISING EXPERIENCE

  • Organized and hosted the largest high school Fall and Summer basketball leagues in the state
  • Organized and hosted youth camps, practices, tournaments and tryouts
  • Organized and hosted coaching and officiating clinics
  • Organized volunteer groups for auctions and golf tournaments
  • Assisted with raising nearly $50,000 a year for TCC programs, projects and departments

TIDBITS

  • Overall Head Coaching Record (IBL and NWAACC): 58-88
  • 1 Final Four and 2 Sweet Sixteen appearances in NWAACC
  • Placed 6th in NWAACC in 2004
  • 1 league MVP, 4 All-Region Players, 5 Sophomore All-Stars
  • Coached in 2 NWAACC All-Star Games
  • 11 players went on to compete at 4-year institutions (football and basketball)
  • Over 75% graduated with A.A. degree
  • Over 65% earned B.A. or professional certificates
  • Won the inaugural IBL West Division Title
  • 3 IBL All-Stars
  • 2 IBL players earned NBA tryouts, 5 IBL players went on to play overseas
  • Teams consistently finished among the league leaders in rebounding margin, 3-pt and FT shooting, offensive rebounding, charges taken and points per possession.
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007

Director of Outreach and Recruitment

Tacoma Community College
  • Managed day-to-day operations of office
  • Developed and implemented solutions to recruitment and retention related issues
  • Supervised a staff of over 50 employees and volunteers
  • Developed, operated and monitored a budget of over $200,000
  • Coordinated and managed campus-wide recruiting efforts in Pierce County, WA
  • Updated and created policies and procedures manual
  • Collaborated with various campus constituencies to develop innovative marketing, promoting and recruiting strategies
  • Cultivated business and volunteer partnerships with local businesses and non-profit organizations
  • Reviewed, analyzed and prepared reports and recommendations
Nov 2005 - Aug 2006

Head Coach and Director of Operations

Tacoma Thunder
  • Managed all duties related to being a head coach
  • Negotiated contracts with players
  • Marketed and promoted the first-year franchise to local business
  • Organized and directed youth camps and coaching clinics
  • Provided sports information for local and national media outlets
  • Managed client and customer relations for season ticket sales and business sponsorship packages
  • Assisted with securing agents and overseas employment
  • IBL Western Region Champions in 2005 (12-6)
Apr 2003 - Apr 2006

Assistant Athletic Director

Tacoma Community College
  • Supervised and managed athletic facilities and fields
  • Assisted with eligibility, compliance, transfer advising and sports information
  • Hired, trained and supervised game management staff for home contests and events
  • Chaired and served on hiring committees for coaches, staff and administrators
  • Organized and conducted searches for 6 head coaches and 1 Athletic Director
  • Provided assistance for overall athletic development through fundraising and special events, including; Hall of Fame Ceremony, Wine Tasting Auction, and the TCC Open Golf Tournament
2001 - 2006

Coach and Scout

adidas and Double Pump
  • Coached multiple sessions at West Coast All Star Camp in Los Angeles, CA
  • Coached multiple sessions at adidas Superstar Camp in Atlanta, GA
  • Developed and led drills for post and guard position work
  • Supervised campus housing, dining area and breakout sessions
  • Served on the selection committee for the prestigious camp all star games
Apr 2002 - Apr 2003

Administrative Assistant Coach

Georgia Southern University
  • Coordinated the film exchange program
  • Created and developed recruiting mailouts for potential student athletes
  • Organized and facilitated team study hall
  • Tracked and monitored academic progress of team members
  • Provided tutoring and supplemental academic support
Aug 2001 - Apr 2003

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgia Southern University
  • Taught in the Health and Human Services Department
  • Courses taught included; Basketball, Biomechanics Lab, Bowling, basketball Coaching Theory and Weight Training
1993 - 2003

Assistant Camp Director and Coach

Seattle Supersonics and Storm
  • Assisted with marketing and daily camp operations
  • Supervised 8 coaches and over 70 players (ages 8-18)
  • Planned and developed daily/weekly coaching plans with staff and coaches
  • Assisted with player and special guest meet and greets
  • Assisted with selection of weekly and daily player awards
  • Worked closely with former Sonics coaches George Karl and Nate McMillan
Jun 1998 - Apr 2002

Assistant Basketball Coach

Various Schools
  • Assisted at Lincoln High School and Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, WA and Statesboro High School in Statesboro, GA
  • Served as head "C" team coach at Lincoln HS
  • Assisted with largest high school tournament in the state (over 60 teams)
  • Assisted with basketball day camps, coaching/officiating clinics

TEAM FINISHES

  • Lincoln placed 4th at WIAA Championships (1999)
  • TCC placed 4th and 2nd at NWAACC Championships (2000-2001)
  • Statesboro HS placed 8th at GHSA Championships (2002)
2000 - 2002

Assistant Camp Director

University of San Diego
  • Assisted with daily camp operations
  • Served as "Commissioner" of older age group
  • Supervised 6 coaches and over 50 players (ages 8-18)
  • Planned and developed daily/weekly coaching plans with staff and coaches
  • Assisted with monitoring of campus housing, dining and recreation areas