Renee Jimenez women’s basketball coach for the Monterey Bay Otters has an impressive record with three NCAA tournament appearances.
Furthermore, Jimenez has been hired to coach the women’s Coyote basketball team.
CSUSB athletics director Kevin Hatcher explains the hiring process for the new head coach.
“We had about 40 actual resumes and about 100 inquires” said Hatcher,” Coach Jimenez was chosen because of her commitment to academics, she has a 100% graduation rate in five years at Monterey Bay.”
Furthermore, Hatcher stated that Jimenez has the ability to provide CSUSB student athletes quality experiences both on and off the court.
Jimenez has been the head coach for the Monterey Bay Otters for the past five years.
During her time with the Otters, Jimenez has obtained an overall record of 97-46.
Her overall record has given her the title as most successful coach (by winning percentage) in Otter athletics history.
In addition, Jimenez has led the Monterey Bay Otters to the top three rankings in the NCAA for the past three years.
The Otters finished first place in the NCAA regional semifinals during the 2011 season, second place in the NCAA Regionals during the 2012 season and third during the NCAA regional semifinals this past season.
Furthermore, the Otters were only able to come away with three wins during the season prior to Jimenez’s responsibilities as head coach.
During her first season as head coach, Jimenez led the Otters to their best record of 18-9 and completely turned the program around.
However, this was not the first time she has rebuilt a program.
Prior to her time with the Otters, Jimenez was assistant coach for Beth Burns at San Diego State.
While coaching for the Aztecs, Jimenez helped turn around their program which had only won three games during the 2005-2006 season and improved to an impressive 18-13 record the following season.
The Coyotes are looking forward to see Jimenez build off the sturdy foundation left behind by Becker.