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T.J. Jennings Is New
Women's Basketball Coach
In addition to coaching duties, Jennings will teach Foothill physical education
and kinesiology courses T.J. Jennings, 31, of Hanford, Calif., will lead the
Foothill Women's Basketball Program for the 2013-2014 season, according to
Foothill Kinesiology & Athletics Division Dean/Athletics Director Susan Gutkind.
Last year, the Owls finished the regular season with a 25-5 season and were
undefeated in North Coast Conference play.
Jennings, who began the one-year temporary coaching assignment at Foothill Sept. 27, has served as head coach
of the Porterville College Men's Basketball Program in Tulare County since 2009.
In addition to coaching duties, Jennings will teach Foothill physical
education and kinesiology courses at the campus in Los Altos Hills.
"We're thrilled to have added Coach Jennings to our coaching staff. He has hit the
ground running and already impressed us with his immediate contributions to
the women's program," Gutkind said. "Our team is building its momentum in
anticipation of its first game at the Merced Tournament Nov. 21-23. I'm
excited that this season our players will experience Jennings' strong
commitment and ability to help them stay motivated in their classes and
on the court."
Items at the top of Jennings' agenda for the Owls this season
include completing the season with a team grade-point average of 3.25 or higher
and competing for a conference title.
"This is an exciting assignment for me!"
Jennings said. "Foothill College has an outstanding reputation for its great
student-athletes, and we're looking forward to excelling in the classroom and
on the court, and giving back to our community."
Jennings replaces Jody Craig. Craig, who has taken a one-year leave of absence from Foothill, was named
assistant coach at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., in August.
Jennings was voted Central Valley Conference (CVC) Coach of the Year. Under his
leadership throughout the 2011-2012 season, Porterville College's Pirates had
their first winning season in more than a decade. Overall, the Pirates scored
14-13 and 7-5 in CVC play. The squad's second-place finish was also Porterville's
best showing since 2001.
Prior to his service at Porterville, Jennings was the
head assistant coach for the Reedley College women's basketball team from 2007-2009.
During the 2008-2009 season, he was named interim head coach for the second half of
league play while head coach Dan Kilbert was on personal leave. Reedley posted a 4-1
record during his time as interim coach. Jennings also shared Coach of the Year honors
with Brian Tessler from Fresno City College. Jennings began his coaching career in
2004 at Fresno Pacific University as the lead assistant for the women's basketball
"College athletics are an exceptional way for students to develop academically
and athletically while preparing themselves to transfer to a four-year university,"
he said. "And women's athletics demonstrate to our community that men's and women's
sports are important and that Foothill College embraces diversity, teamwork and equality."
He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and communication, as
well as master's degree in kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University (FPU).
In addition to playing basketball for four years at FPU, he was named an academic
all-American three times and Sunbird of the Year in 2004.
An Oakland native, Jennings' father, Richard "Rick" Terrell Jennings II, was a return specialist
for the Oakland Raiders (1976-1979) and won the Super Bowl in 1976.
Coast Conference play beings in January. For more information, call Gutkind at (650) 949-7741.
Former Owls Transfer
Congratulations to the following sophomors who are moving on to to play at the next level: Raeshel Contreras (University of South Dakota), AJ Newton (Colorado State University), Jessica Woo (Texas A&M International University), Kameran Dage (University of Redlands), an Sharissa Estremera (Cal State East-Bay).
Coach Craig Leaves Foothill For Next Level
After 17 amazing seasons, Coach Jody Craig
leaves the Foothill program with a 382-145 coaching record which included a 140-27 (84%) winning record in the last 5 years, 15 Coast Conference Titles, 7 Elite Eight, 3 Final Four and 2 State Championship Finals appearances in 2008 and 2012. Craig developed over 25 All-State Players and assisted over 50 players transfer from the Foothill program on scholarship with 25 going Div 1. 2013-08-05 07:49:14
Former Foothill Stand Out Addie Schivo Sends Her Team to the NCAA Tournament
Former Foothill Owl Addie Schivo
(2010-11), now at Idaho University, hit a pair of clutch free throws in the WAC Conference Tournament Championship this past weekend to help send her team to the NCAA Dance. Idaho will face UCONN in the opening round of tournament play. See story link below for more details.
Foothill Goes Undefeated in League
The Foothill Owls finished up league play with two more victories over College of San Mateo and Skyline and posting a 25-5 season record
. The Owls put up 195 points in their last two games and finished a perfect 12-0 in the North Coast Conference. Congratulations go out to sophomores Chelsea Salom
and Kameran Dage
who were named First Team All- League and to AJ Newton
who was named Conference MVP and First Team All-State.2013-03-19 09:33:45
Foothill defeats Chabot...Remains Perfect
Foothill (23-5) remained perfect in league play, with a 77-60
victory over third place Chabot College on Friday evening. The Owls were lead by AJ Newton
with 18pts, Sharissa Estremera
with 11 and Tianna Mitchell
with 10. Foothill plays next at College of San Mateo on Wednesday Feb 20th at 5:30pm.2013-02-19 15:21:37
Owls Keep Rollin
With a 77-18
victory over Gavilan College on Wednesday night the Owls improve their record to 9-0 in league play. Foothill was lead by Chelsea Salom
with 14 points, Rose Tahaafe
with 12 and Kameran Dage
with 11. Foothill plays at home vs. Chabot on Friday Feb 15. at 7pm.2013-02-19 15:19:52
Foothill Takes Care of Las Positas
The Owls defeated the fourth place Hawks by a final score of 87-51
on Wednesday night at home to pick up their 8th victory in league play. Foothill was lead by AJ Newton
with 22, Kameran Dage
with 17 and Chelsea Salom
and Jessica Woo
both with 13. Foothill plays next at Gavilan College at 5pm on Wednesday Feb. 13.2013-02-19 15:18:27
Foothill (20-5, 7-0) Defeats San Francisco City College for Second Time
The Owls, sparked by AJ Newton's
22 points and Kameran Dage's
16 points, lead a second half comeback to defeat CCSF at their place by a final score of 64-63
on Friday night. Foothill had a great defensive effort and held San Francisco to just 22 points in the second half. Kameran Dage
hit three of her four 3pt. shots in the second half including the game winner putting the Owls ahead for good with just under two minutes to play. Foothill plays next at home vs. Las Positas at 7pm on Wednesday Feb. 6.2013-02-06 09:45:51
Foothill Remains Undefeated in League
With a 78-28 victory
over Skyline College on Wednesday night, (# 8 State) Foothill remains undefeated through the first half of Coast Conference League play. Foothill will take its (19-5, 6-0) record on the road to San Francisco City College for a showdown Friday night at CCSF. San Francisco is currently in second place, just one game back of the Owls.2013-02-06 09:44:35
Owls Rout College of San Mateo
Foothill (18-5, 5-0) scored the first 15 points and held CSM scoreless for the opening 6 minutes of the game on Friday night. After leading 41-26 at halftime, the Owls used another 18-2 run to open the second half to take their biggest lead 60-28 with 14 minutes left to play. Foothill cruised to an 84-48 victory
. The Owls were lead by Kameran Dage
with 29 points, Sharissa Estremera
and AJ Newton
had 11 and Chelsea Salom
added 10 points. Foothill is on the road this week for both games, first on Wednesday Jan 30th at Skyline College at 7pm and on Friday Feb 1 at San Francisco at 5pm
Foothill Jumps on Chabot Early Never Looks Back!
With an early lead that eventually extended to over 20 points the Owls jumped on Chabot early en route to a 71-54
victory, In a game in which everyone on the roster scored, Foothill was lead by AJ Newton
with 17 and Sharissa Estremera
with 12 and Kameran Dage
with 11. Foothill plays next at home on Friday Jan 25 at 5pm
. 2013-01-24 14:53:11
Owls beat Gavilan
The Owls collected their third victory in League play with a win over Gavilan College by a final score of 91-22
. Foothill connected on 8 three point shots with Kameral Dage
and Jessica Woo
leading the way with 3 each. JWoo lead all scorers with 19 points and Sharissa Estremera
had 18. Foothill travels to Chabot College next on Wednesday Jan 23 at 5pm
Owls win over Las Posita 79-52
Foothill finished out opening week of league play 2-0 with a solid victory over Las Positas. Final score was 79-52. The Owls host Gavilan College on Friday Jan 18, tip off 7pm. 2013-01-17 13:18:19
Coast Conference League Play
The Owls (#8 State) opened up the 2013 Coast Conference League play with a victory over San Francisco City College Wednesday night at home. Foothill lead 34-29 at half time but after seeing a second half 15 point lead diminish, Jessica Woo made a clutch mid-range jump shot with 4 seconds left in the game to put the Owls ahead for good. Foothill travels next to Las Positas, tip off 5pm.2013-01-17 13:10:25
Lady Owls Make a Strong Start for 2012-2013
After posting an impressive 13-5 pre-season record, including a First Place finish at the AVC Holiday Tournament, three- Second Place finishes at the COS, Mt. San Antonio Tournament, and Pepsi Holiday Classic Tournament as well as a Third place finish in Merced, the Owls feel like they are battle tested and ready for league play. The Owls faced 16 teams with winning records including 10 top ranked teams in the state in their pre-season preparation for league and boasted the #1 TSRPI in Nor-Cal in mid- December.
The Owls (#8 State) opened up the 2013 Coast Conference League play with a victory over San Francisco City College Wednesday night at home. Foothill lead 34-29 at half time but after seeing a second half 15 point lead diminish, Jessica Woo made a clutch mid-range jump shot with 4 seconds left in the game to put the Owls ahead for good. Foothill travels next to Las Positas, tip off 5pm.2013-01-10 12:57:00
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Coach: T.J. Jennings
c/o Athletic Department
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 949-7741