Liz Rizza to coach the “Ohlone Dream Team” - Article, 2014-2015 Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball

Tuesday, July 1, 2014—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

Liz Rizza.Coach Liz Rizza will start as Head Coach of the Ohlone Women‘s Basketball Team effective July and is looking forward to building on the legacy of the Ohlone Dream Team. Coach Rizza brings an eye for finding and developing talented players and using them to their best advantage. She has had the opportunity to work with a number of coaches as an assistant coach using her skills while benefiting from their tutelage, most recently Coach Wendy Shuller of Eastern Washington University (EWU).

Rizza joined EWU women‘s basketball as an assistant coach prior to 2013-14, working primarily in recruiting, in video operations to assist in post player development and academic support. Prior to EWU, Rizza was head coach of Dana Hills High School‘s JV squad and assistant coach for its varsity team for the 2012-13 season. She spent the summer of 2012 as camp director for Pepperdine University Elite, Kid‘s, and Team Camps.

She worked as an intern coach for Coach Tara Vanderveer in the Stanford women‘s basketball 2011-12 season and traveled to the Final Four with the team. In 2009-2010 Rizza was assistant coach at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and worked as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Grinnell College, Iowa in 2008-2009. Rizza also has an extensive background in television and spent several years as a Senior TV News Producer for a cable TV company in Iowa.

Rizza played point guard at Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game. She was an impressive, driven player that would always go in for the shot.

Rizza holds a Bachelor‘s degree in communication television production from Chatham University and a Master‘s of Science degree in parks, recreation and resource management from Slippery Rock University.

The Ohlone College Renegades are happy to welcome her to the team!

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