Press Release, 2009-2010 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball

Monday, April 20, 2009
Ohlone College Athletics
(510) 659-7382
www.ohlone.edu/org/athletics/

For Immediate Release:

Ohlone College announces new Women's Basketball Head Coach for 2009-2010 Season

Julia Allender talks with players during a game.Julia Allender. —Photo by Donald Jedlovec.

Fremont, CA—Athletic Director Chris Warden announces new Women’s Head Basketball Coach for Ohlone College. Chris said today that three year assistant coach Julia Allender would be fulfilling the role of Head Coach for the 2009-2010 season. “There were a lot of qualified applicants, but Julia has the entire package that I was looking for to take this program to the next level” said Warden.

Julia has spent the last three seasons with the Women’s Basketball team in charge of recruitment, player development and many offensive strategies. Upon her arrival to the program in 2006 she made an instant impact with the Renegades winning the Coast Conference Championship for the 2006-2007 season. This past year the renegades were again Coast Conference Champions with an undefeated conference season and made it in to the sweet 16 of the California State Playoffs.

"I am very excited for this opportunity. I am looking forward to continuing the success of the Women’s Basketball program here at Ohlone College. The community college level is very competitive and is a great environment for female athletes to develop both on and off the court so they are able to transfer to a four-year ready to succeed." –Julia Allender

A graduate of Santa Clara High, Julia was a four-year first team all conference shooting guard, captain and an honor roll student.

After high school Julia headed to San Jose City College where she received honors as the starting shooting guard for the Jags both years she was there. Her team went to the Elite 8 in the 2000-2001 season and was again one of the top teams in the state in 2001-2002. She was named All-Conference both her freshman and sophomore year, was an All-State honorable mention athlete and recognized as one of the top shooters in the State of California.

From San Jose City she transferred to a four-year Division 1 program where again her extraordinary skill on the court won her honors as a player and a teammate. Julia graduated from Southern Utah University using her athletic scholarship to attain a degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health. She then rounded out her education with a Master's Degree in Human Movement with a specialty in Sports Conditioning from A.T. Still University in 2008.

Julia’s personal experience as a Community College athlete and a NCAA Division 1 transfer gives her a unique insight into the process of getting athletes to reach not only their full potential but the next level. She has and will continue to use her skills to assist dedicated young women to get where they want to be. Those who have been coached by Julia will tell you that she has a way of getting you to get the best out of yourself.

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