2011-2012 Biography: Julia Allender, Head Coach - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball

  • Master's Degree in Human Movement, 2008
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education, 2005
  • Division I Basketball Player Southern Utah University University 2003-2005
  • San Jose City College 2000-2002

Julia spent three years as an assistant at Ohlone College before being named as the head coach in 2009. In her first two years as a head coach she complied a record of 40 and 19 winning back to back conference championships. Making the California Community College State playoffs both years and advancing to the sweet 16 her first year. She was named the Coast Conference Coach of the Year both years, produced three All - State players, two Division I scholarship players and numerous Division II players

In the three years as an assistant, Coach Allender headed up the recruiting and player development while finishing her education and attaining her Master's Degree in Human Movement with a specialty in Sports Conditioning from A.T. Still University in 2008.

Born and raised in San Jose, Calif., Julia graduated from Santa Clara High School as an honor student. She was the starting shooting guard all four years and received numerous awards including making the California All State Team as a senior.

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.

She then transferred to Southern Utah University where she finished off her collegiate career as the Thunderbirds starting shooting guard.

Julia's personal experience as a Community College athlete and a NCAA Division I 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.

"I believe it is the coaches job to not only develop the level of play of the team as a whole but to take each individual athlete for who they are and assist them in reaching their full potential. A lot of players out of high school are underdeveloped and lacking a physical or mental attribute that may be preventing them from performing at their highest level. I have an insight with the players who play for me and I am able to get them to overcome whatever that may be so they can elevate their game. That is what makes us so successful, we continue to develop through out the entire year."

Photo credit: Donald Jedlovec Photography: Ohlone College.

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