Returning just four players from last year’s team, Coach Craig knows she has her
work cut out for her to integrate thirteen new faces into the program and
formulate a solid, cohesive team in a short period of time. “Strong
leadership from returners will be a must, and I’m looking forward to the
addition of some key transfers to our program. Rechel Carter and Emily
Richard have both played college ball and know the commitment it takes to be
successful at this level. We are looking for both of them to step
right in and feel comfortable enough in our system to provide an immediate
impact for us in this area.
Craig also is excited about the much improved play from two returners Colleen Goeser and Nikki Powell. "Both Colleen and Nikki’s games have grown tremendously in the off-season. They have put in the work both in the classroom and on the floor and I expect to see big things out of both of them this upcoming year for our team."
In addition to the sophomores, Craig is hoping to get some immediate contributions in the forward position out of freshman Jessica Woo (Mission- San Jose HS) and Ja qauna Harrison (Oakland Tech) and in the guard position from Sharissa Estremera (Mountain View) and Chelsea Salom (Logan HS). "JWoo and Quana have shown some real potential early and we will need them to come right in and make a difference for us in the rebounding area”. “Sharissa can definitely score and Chelsea makes great decisions in the point guard position as a young player. We will rely on all of these newcomers to provide more depth and playmaking for us".
Being a little smaller in the forward positions, Craig’s team will play a much more physical up-tempo pace than in the past couple seasons where her teams were able to boast tall front lines. Craig is looking forward to getting back to playing this way. “I have always loved playing an up-tempo style and I am excited we have the depth and athleticism to play this way again this season.
"These girls have tasted success but they already have the next challenge in their sites." Craig knows it won’t always be a smooth ride with a young team but believes "if we keep our eyes on our goals we could do something really big this season." It sounds like it should be a real fun year to come and watch the Owls play!
Meet the Coach Jody Craig
Season Records (Last 10 years)
Coach Craig has been instrumental in the development and transfer of
55 players to four-year universities including 25 players transferring
to Division I schools. Craig has guided the Owls to 14 Coast Conference
titles during her tenure including 9 in a row (2001-2009) before taking
a professional development leave to the University of Arizona during the 2009-10 season.
During Craig's tenure the Owls have made eleven California Community College
State "Sweet 16" appearances; seven Elite 8's and three Final Four's.
Foothill, Nor-Cal champions, made two State Championship Game appearances
in 2008 and 2012 but lost to Mt. San Antonio.
Craig spent this past 2013-14 season working with various different 4-year
programs in Southern California. "Having the opportunity to work for and
observe a number of University programs in the Los Angeles area was an
invaluable experience this past year. Being around those programs helped
me gain even more knowledge of what it takes for a player to be successful
at that level. I can't thank those coaches enough for the opportunity they
Before joining the Foothill program, Coach Craig lead the Girls'
Varsity Basketball program at San Luis High where the Tigers won the
Southern Section Division III CIF Championship in 1995. A graduate of
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Craig is still one of top five leading scorers
in Cal Poly history. She ranked 9th in the nation her senior year at Cal Poly
for 3pt. shooting percentage and capped off an illustrious career with
Kodak District 8 All-American Honors.
Craig resides in Santa Clara with her husband Dave and their two dogs Ziggy and Marley.
Contact Jodi Craig
c/o Athletic Department
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 575-9393