2009-2010 Biography: Julia Allender, Head Coach - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball

  • Ohlone College Assistant Coach 2006-2009; in charge of Recruitment, Player Development, Offensive Strategies
  • Master's Degree in Human Movement with a speciality in Sports Conditioning
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, minor in Health
  • Division 1 Athlete Southern Utah University 2003-2005
  • San Jose City College 2000-2002, Elite 8 2000-2001

Julia Allender 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.

Photo credit: Donald Jedlovec Photography.

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