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The Returners



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Paul Westhead Third Season

St. Joseph’s, ‘61 • Philadelphia, Pa. S The University of Oregon ushered in a new era of women’s basketball with the announcement of Paul Westhead as the program’s sixth head coach on March 26, 2009. Westhead wasted little time instituting his fast-pace and up-tempo style of play. After winning just nine games prior to his arrival, Westhead led the 2009-10 squad to an 18-16 record, the program’s best mark since 2005. The Ducks were invited to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament – making their first postseason appearance since 2007 - and finished second in the nation and first in the Pac-10 averaging 81.4 points per game. Westhead’s offense produced a program record 2,767 points, while the Ducks also set a new Pac-10 record knocking down 284 three-pointers. During his two years at Oregon, the Ducks have finished in the country’s top-15 in scoring in back-to-back seasons, averaging 81.4 points (2010, 2nd) and 73.3 points per game (2011, 15th). In fact, during the last two seasons combined, the Ducks have averaged 79.0 points per game overall, out done only by Oral Roberts (84.7 ppg) and Gonzaga (82.7 ppg). In addition, the Ducks have proven to be a deadly 3-point shooting team, finishing third in the country averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game in 2011, while ranking seventh in 2010 knocking down 8.4 long-distance buckets per game.



The Coaches

Career Highlights

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Seasons of coaching experience; 18 NCAA Division I Men’s, 4+ NBA, 2 WNBA, 2 NCAA Division I Women’s Postseason appearances; 7 NCAA Men’s, 2 NBA, 2 WNBA, 1 NCAA Women Championship Titles; 1 NBA: LA Lakers 1980, 1 WNBA: Phoenix Mercury 2007 Seasons ranking first in scoring average; 3 NCAA at LMU (1988, ‘89, ‘90), 2 WNBA at Phoenix (2006, ‘07) Seasons averaging over 100.0 ppg game; 4 NBA: Lakers (1980, ‘81), Bulls (‘83) & Denver (‘91); 3 NCAA: LMU (‘88, ‘89, ‘90)

La Salle University (1970-79) In nine seasons compiled a 142-105 record and made three postseason appearances.

Los Angeles Lakers (1979-81) After taking over for Jack McKinney 14 games into the 1979-80 season, Westhead led the Lakers to the 1980 NBA Championship with Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar averaging 115.1 points per game.

Loyola Marymount (1985-90) In five seasons at Loyola Marymount, Westhead led the Lions to four postseason appearances and a 105-48 combined record. In his final three years at LMU, Westhead led the Lions to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, culminating with LMU’s run to the Elite Eight in 1990. During that time, the Lions averaged at least 110.0 points per game, including the 1989-90 squad, which still holds the NCAA single-season scoring average at 122.4 ppg. In 1990’s historical run, LMU knocked off defending champion Michigan, 149-115, but fell to eventual champion UNLV, 131101, in the Elite Eight. Each of his last three seasons at LMU rank in the NCAA top-5 for scoring offense.

George Mason University (1993-1997) In four years at George Mason, Westhead’s 1995 (92.6 ppg) and 1996 (90. 5 ppg) seasons rank as the top two scoring clips in program history. In each of his four seasons, GMU’s offense ranked in the nation’s top-25, and three times in the nation’s top-10.

Phoenix Mercury (2006-07) Westhead reshaped the Phoenix Mercury franchise in 2006 by instituting a record-setting offense that averaged 87.1 points per game. He again broke barriers in 2007, averaging 89.0 ppg, winning a franchise-record 23 games and culminating the season with the franchise’s first WNBA championship.

Oregon The Ducks finished the 2009-10 season with an 18-16 record, the program’s highest win total since the 2004-05 campaign, and were invited to participate in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament – the team’s first postseason appearance since 2007. Westhead’s influence was apparent immediately as Oregon’s scoring offense ranked in the top-5 of the nation for the majority of the season. UO finished the 2009-10 season averaging 81.4 points per game, second in the country.

Also in just two seasons, Westhead has produced three Pac-10 All-Conference guards in Micaela Cocks (2010), Nia Jackson (2011) and Taylor Lilley (2010). In addition, Amanda Johnson has earned all-conference honorable mention accolades in back-to-back seasons (2010 & 2011). Jackson averaged 17.0 points and 5.7 assists per game during the 2011 campaign, leading UO’s offense before an injury cut her season nine games short. Academically, Johnson was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America First Team, improving upon second-team honors in 2010. Johnson has also been named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team for the last two years, while Laura Stanulis earned the honor for the first time in 2011. In addition, during Westhead’s tenure, three Ducks have earned all-academic honorable mention nods; Micaela Cocks (2010), Kristi Fallin (2011) and Taylor Lilley (2010). Oregon’s 2011 five-member freshman class received a top-50 rating from ESPN Hoopgurlz as Westhead brought in his first ranked recruiting class. Jordan Loera, a four-star recruit from Moses Lake, Wash., headlines the class along with two-time Los Angeles City Section Division I champion Janitah Iamaleava, two-time Nisqually 1A Player of the Year Lexi Petersen, Denver Post All-State First Team selection Megan Carpenter and Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year Amanda Delgado. Following the 2010 season, Lilley went on to sign a free agent contract with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, after leading the nation with 124 three-pointers and breaking the Pac-10 and Oregon single-season records. Known for executing an exciting brand of run-and-gun basketball, Westhead coached the Phoenix Mercury to a WNBA championship in 2007. His latest hardware made him the only head coach to win a championship in both the NBA and WNBA. A veteran basketball coach with a resume that spans nearly four decades, Westhead has coached in the NBA and WNBA, as well as the men’s collegiate ranks. “In searching for a new coach, we had several goals in mind,” then Oregon Athletics Director Pat Kilkenny said at the time of the hire. “First, we wanted the coach to fit the Oregon culture of being exciting, innovative and entertaining. I can’t think of anyone better than Coach Westhead to do just that. Over the years, Paul Westhead coached teams are the epitome of exciting and entertaining basketball. He clearly has a reputation as one of the top teachers of the game on both the men’s and women’s side. “Secondly, we wanted to find a coach that would broaden the appeal of women’s basketball in general, and help transform the way the game is played on the west coast. Currently we have a wonderful, dedicated group of fans who support our women’s basketball program, and with their help opening the doors to all Duck fans, our home court will be one of the toughest places to play in the country.” The sixth head coach in the history of the Oregon women’s basketball program, Westhead came to the UO after serving as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder for one year (2007-08). He headed to Oklahoma City less than two months after winning the WNBA championship in 2007. An innovative coach with a signature up-tempo style, Westhead translated that approach to the women’s game when he was hired by the Mercury on Oct. 11, 2005. It took him less than two seasons to build a championship-caliber squad, as he guided Phoenix to its first WNBA championship in 2007. During two seasons, Westhead led the Mercury to a 41-27 (.603) record, the highest winning percentage in franchise history, as well as a franchise-record 23 victories



The Coaches COACHING HISTORY Program Years La Salle 1971-79 L.A. Lakers 1980-82* Chicago Bulls 1983 Loyola Marymount 1986-90 Denver Nuggets 1991-92 George Mason 1994-97 Phoenix Mercury 2006-07 Oregon 2010-present

Record 142-105 (.575) 112-50 (.691) 28-54 (.341) 105-48 (.686) 44-120 (.268) 38-70 (.352) 41-27 (.603) 31-33 (.484)

NCAA Totals NCAA Men’s Totals NBA Totals WNBA Totals

303-239 (.559) 285-223 (.561) 184-224 (.451) 41-27 (.603)

19 years 18 years 4+ years 2 years

* coached partial seasons in 1980 and 1982

in 2007. His up-tempo style also set WNBA records for scoring average for two consecutive seasons. Prior to his time in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, Westhead spent two years (2003-05) as an assistant coach with the NBA’s Orlando Magic. The 72-year-old last coached in the NCAA from 1993-97 at George Mason University. Prior to that stint, Westhead spent two seasons (1990-91 & 1991-92) as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets after his historic stint with the Loyola Marymount men’s basketball program. Westhead spent five years (1985-90) at LMU, helping the Lions to become an impressive program and legitimate contender in NCAA men’s hoops. During his tenure with the Lions, Westhead built a 105-48 (.686) record, leading the Lions to three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and a run to the Elite Eight in 1990. Westhead’s other coaching stints included the head job with the Chicago Bulls during the 1982-83 season and the Los Angeles Lakers. Westhead’s NBA head coaching career began in Los Angeles with the Lakers organization, lasting nearly three years (1979-82). In 1979, Westhead succeeded


Jack McKinney, leading the Lakers to the 1980 NBA championship with rookie guard Magic Johnson and NBA legend Kareem AbdulJabaar on the roster. The collegiate ranks was where Westhead began his head coaching career at LaSalle University in 1970. In nine seasons (1970-79) with the Explorers, Westhead led the team to one NIT, two NCAA Tournament performances and a 142-105 record. In a combined 18 seasons at the college level at LaSalle, Loyola Marymount and George Mason, Westhead comprised a 285-223 (.561) record. Known for his high-scoring offensive techniques, Westhead has also spent time with the USA basketball programs, and in 2005 was a guest clinician at the USA women’s youth development festival teams in Colorado Springs, Colo. Westhead has also been a head coach in the ABA (2000-01) and the Japanese Pro League (2001-03). A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Westhead graduated from St. Joseph’s (PA) in 1961. He and his wife, Cassie, have four children: Monica, Patrice, Paul Jr., and Julie.


The Coaches A familiar face completed the Oregon women’s basketball coaching staff when it was announced that Dan Muscatell would return to the University of Oregon in April 2009. A former assistant with the women’s basketball program (1999-03), Muscatell spent the following six years (2004-09) as the head women’s basketball coach at Sacramento State. Now entering his third season back at UO, Muscatell works closely with Oregon’s student-athletes to improve individual skill work and also helps organize Oregon’s defense. Off the court, he is responsible for Oregon’s scheduling as well as recruiting in the Northwest.


Seventh Season Western Washington, ‘83; ‘90

In Muscatell’s return to the program for the 2009-10 season, Oregon doubled its win total from the previous year and was invited to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament – advancing to the postseason for the first time since 2007. Oregon’s 18-16 record was its best since 2005. During the last two years at Oregon, the Ducks have finished in the country’s top-15 in scoring in back-to-back seasons, averaging 81.4 points (2010, 2nd) and 73.3 points per game (2011, 15th). In fact, during the last two seasons combined, the Ducks have averaged 79.0 points per game overall, out done only by Oral Roberts (84.7 ppg) and Gonzaga (82.7 ppg). In addition, the Ducks have had three student-athletes (Micaela Cocks, 2010; Nia Jackson, 2011; Taylor Lilley, 2010) named to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team in the past two years, while Amanda Johnson received Pac-10 honorable mention accolades in 2010 and 2011. Oregon’s 2011 five-member freshman class received a top-50 rating from ESPN Hoopgurlz as the coaching staff brought in its first ranked recruiting class. “Dan is an outstanding coach who has proven himself as both a head coach and an assistant,” head coach Paul Westhead said at the time of the hire. “Obviously he has shown that he can recruit at the Division I level, and his ties to the Northwest as well as his familiarity with the UO will help us. His coaching skills on the floor will be valuable as we implement our new system and as our student-athletes continue to develop.”

Career Highlights

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During his tenure at Sacramento State, the women’s basketball program garnered 24 Big Sky All-Academic awards. His 21 Big Sky Conference victories are the most for any coach in Sacramento State women’s basketball history. While an assistant coach at Oregon, brought in the nation’s 17th-ranked recruiting class in 2001. While at Sacramento State, his student-athletes received Big Sky all-conference accolades on seven occasions. The Hornets were recognized for their academic achievements with two NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards.

Muscatell completed a 2008-09 season in which his Sacramento State team finished 9-21 overall and 7-9 in the Big Sky Conference. The 7-9 conference record was the best mark since the program joined the Big Sky in 1996-97. The team finished fifth in the league standings and fell in overtime in the Big Sky Tournament quarterfinals. During his tenure with the Hornets, Muscatell coached seven student-athletes to Big Sky all-conference honors on the court, including 2004-05 Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year Kim Sheehy. Off the court, 24 players received Big Sky All-Academic accolades under Muscatell’s watch. The academic success of his program culminated in April of 2009 when the Hornets were recognized with a NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award for the second consecutive year. Of his 21 student-athletes that reached senior eligibility, 20 graduated from the University. Muscatell took over a program that had won just six games in the three seasons prior to his arrival, and had made only one trip to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in eight years. In his six seasons, the program totaled 36 wins overall and 21 in the Big Sky Conference. His league win total in the Big Sky is the most for any head coach in Sacramento State program history. The Hornets also made two trips to the BSC Tournament during his tenure. Before making the move to Northern California, Muscatell

spent four years as an assistant coach at Oregon. During that time the Ducks compiled a 74-49 (.602) record and a 42-30 (.583) Pac-10 Conference record, while also winning one Pac-10 championship (2000). The Ducks made three postseason appearances during his time at Oregon including two trips to the NCAA Tournament (2000 & 2001) and winning the 2002 WNIT Tournament championship. The Ducks were also ranked in the top 25 during three of those years, including two top-10 finishes in 2000 and 2001. While at Oregon, Muscatell was involved in all aspects of the program, including the coordination of recruiting efforts and the coaching of offense and defense. He also worked with both the perimeter and post players. The Everett, Wash., native was responsible for bringing in one of the nation’s top recruiting classes in 2001, a sixmember class that was ranked No. 17 in the nation by All-Star Girls Report. Muscatell also coached or recruited former WNBA players Andrea Bills, Edneisha Curry, Brandi Davis, Jenny Mowe, Angelina Wolvert and Shaquala Williams, along with current Chicago Sky forward Cathrine Kraayeveld. Prior to his stint at Oregon, Muscatell spent 13 years as a boy’s basketball coach and teacher in the state of Washington. He served as the head coach while also teaching physical education, math and health at Rochester High School (1994-99). During that time, he led the Warriors to the postseason every season. For his efforts, he was named Evergreen League Coach of the Year in 1996 and 1998, and SW Washington Coach of the Year in 1999. In 1999, Muscatell’s squad led the state in scoring defense (45.5 points per game) while also earning a program-best fourth-place finish in the state. RHS also placed second in the state in scoring defense in 1997 and 1998. In the class room, his team was awarded the 1998 State Academic Championship after earning the highest gpa of all schools in its classification. Before taking over at Rochester, Muscatell spent eight years (1982-90) as the head boy’s basketball coach at Meridian High School in Bellingham, Wash. At the age of 22, he led the program to the postseason in all but one season. The Trojans had only won three games in two years before his arrival. In his third season, he directed the squad to a school-record second-place finish in the district and consecutive victories over the top ranked schools in the state (Lynden, King’s). For his efforts, he was named both Whatcom County and NW Washington coach of the year in 1985. Muscatell served as the assistant principal (1986-1990) and taught physical education, math, psychology and leadership during his tenure (1985-1990). During his playing career, Muscatell was a two-year starter and team captain for Western Washington (1980-82) and a two-time winner of the Most Inspirational Award. He also played two years (1978-80) at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., where he was a two-year starter and team captain. Muscatell earned both a bachelor’s degree in physical education/psychology (1983) and a master’s degree in administration (1990) from Western Washington. Along with coaching, Muscatell spent 17 years as a baseball umpire (high school, college, semi-pro), 14 years as a collegiate football official (NAIA, Div. II & III), and eight years as a basketball official (Div. II & JC). He and his wife, Terri, celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary this year, and have three children: Keely (26), Jessica (23) and Drew (21).



The Coaches An experienced assistant coach with a long history of postseason appearances and top-ranked recruiting classes, Keila Whittington joined the Oregon coaching staff on April 14, 2009, after spending two seasons at Marist College.

Keila Whittington ASSISTANT COACH

Third Season Dillard, ‘89 & Delaware, ‘93

“We are lucky to bring in a coach with such a wealth of recruiting experience at the Division I level,” head coach Paul Westhead said of Whittington at the time of her hire. “She has a proven track record of bringing in some of the country’s top recruiting classes and developing those programs into extremely competitive and nationallyranked teams.” Whittington, who works with Oregon’s post players and serves as the club’s recruiting coordinator, helped bring in Oregon’s first recruiting class in the fall of 2009 which included Danielle Love, Ariel Thomas and Deanna Weaver. Oregon’s second class in 2011 received a top-50 rating from ESPN Hoopgurlz as the coaching staff brought in its first ranked recruiting class. Jordan Loera, a four-star recruit from Moses Lake, Wash., headlined the class along with two-time Los Angeles City Section Division I champion Janitah Iamaleava, two-time Nisqually 1A Player of the Year Lexi Petersen, Denver Post All-State First Team selection Megan Carpenter and Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year Amanda Delgado. During the last two years at Oregon, the Ducks have finished in the country’s top-15 in scoring in back-to-back seasons, averaging 81.4 points (2010, 2nd) and 73.3 points per game (2011, 15th). In fact, during the last two seasons combined, the Ducks have averaged 79.0 points per game overall, out done only by Oral Roberts (84.7 ppg) and Gonzaga (82.7 ppg). In addition, the Ducks have had three studentathletes (Micaela Cocks, 2010; Nia Jackson, 2011; Taylor Lilley, 2010) named to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team during the past two years.

Career Highlights

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While at Penn State, Whittington brought in two top-25 recruiting classes; the 13thranked class in 2003 and the 22nd-ranked class in ‘07. In her last eight seasons of coaching at Penn State and Marist, Whittington made the NCAA Tournament six times. After bringing in the nation’s No. 13 recruiting class in ‘03, All-Star Girls Report named Whittington one of the top-5 recruiters in the country. Whittington was part of two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships while at Marist (2008 & 2009). In 2008, Marist had its first undefeated MAAC season with a flawless league record of 18-0.

Oregon’s starting forward Amanda Johnson has averaged 14.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game over the last two seasons, earning back-to-back honorable mention nods (2010 & 2011) from the Pac-10. In 2011, Deanna Weaver was also named Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention. During Whittington’s first season at Oregon, the Ducks doubled their win total posting an 18-16 record, and accepted an invitation to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament – Oregon’s first postseason appearance since 2007. Whittington came to Oregon with an impressive record on the court and on the recruiting trail. An assistant at Marist (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) for two years, Whittington joined the Ducks after a 29-4 record and second-straight NCAA Tournament appearance with the Red Foxes. She spent two seasons at Marist (2007-09) compiling a 61-7 record, winning two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season championships as well as two MAAC Tournament championships. During a breakout season in 2008, the Red Foxes achieved their first undefeated conference record (18-0) and made

their first appearance in the Associated Press and ESPN/ USA Today Coaches polls. Marist finished 2008 with a 32-3 overall record - the first 30-win season and best year in women’s basketball program history - as well as advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and ending the year ranked 23rd in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. In 2009, Marist made a second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament with a 29-4 record, and achieved its highest ranking ever in the polls at No. 20 (AP poll) in January. While at Marist, Whittington assisted with recruiting, including coordinating visits. In 2008, Marist’s recruiting class was ranked 50th in the nation by Blue Star Basketball - the first ever ranking for the program. Prior to her time at Marist, Whittington spent six seasons (2001-07) as an assistant coach at Penn State University. In charge of recruiting with the Nittany Lions, Whittington oversaw the signing of the 22nd ranked recruiting class in 2007 (Blue Star Basketball), as well as the 34th-ranked player in the nation. In 2003, Penn State brought in the nation’s 13th best recruiting class (All-Star Girls Report), and Whittington was listed as one of the nations top-five recruiting coordinators by All Star Girls Report. During her time with Penn State, the Nittany Lions made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, including two Big Ten Conference championships (2003 & 2004), two Sweet 16 appearances (2002 & 2003), and one trip to the Elite Eight (2004). Prior to her arrival at Penn State, Whittington spent the 2000-01 season as South Alabama’s recruiting coordinator. That year, the team earned its first Sun Belt Conference Tournament victory in program history and had its highest victory total in 10 years. From 1995-2000, Whittington was an assistant at Indiana, also serving as recruiting coordinator. While with the Hoosiers, she served as assistant coach on the Big Ten All-Star Tour in 1997, traveling to Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Whittington was also an assistant at Rhode Island from 1993-95, and was promoted to top assistant and recruiting coordinator in 1995. She began her collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Delaware, where she coached from 1991-93. Whittington’s first experience on the bench came as assistant varsity girls’ coach and head junior varsity girls’ coach at McDonogh #35 High School in New Orleans. A native of Louisiana, Whittington has a wealth of community involvement. She organized a supply relief drive consisting of non-perishable food items, water and toys which was sent to St. Bernard Parish in Chalmette, La., just outside of New Orleans, to benefit those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Whittington is a 1989 graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, earning a B.A. in Health & Physical Education. She received her M.A. in Physical Education from Delaware in 1993.


The Coaches Shandrika Lee, a former standout at Pepperdine University, joined the Oregon women’s basketball staff with six years of coaching experience.


First Season Pepperdine, ‘04 & Cal Poly, ‘08

“I couldn’t be more pleased to add Shandrika to our coaching staff,” Westhead said at the time of Lee’s hire. “She is a young coach on the rise in the coaching community with strong ties to the West Coast, which will aid our recruiting endeavors. Shandrika will also be able to continue the development of our perimeter players with her focus on fundamentals and execution.” For the last two seasons, Lee was an assistant coach at Army, coordinating all recruiting efforts, admissions, overseeing the development of the program’s perimeter players, while also working with community outreach and alumni relations. “I am very excited for this amazing opportunity with the University of Oregon and the women’s basketball program, as well as the chance to coach alongside legendary Paul Westhead,” Lee said at the time of her hire. “It is an honor to be a part of Oregon’s tradition as well as its academic and athletic excellence. I am looking forward to a productive recruiting season, successful preseason and remarkable year for 2011-12.”

Career Highlights

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Lee was a part of a staff that put together Cal Poly’s winningest season in 2008-09 (21-11) During four years at Cal Poly, three guards received Big West All-Conference honors. During four years at Cal Poly, three guards were named to the Big West Conference All-Freshman Team.

Prior to her appointment at West Point, Lee spent four years as an assistant under longtime Cal Poly head coach Faith Mimnaugh. While in San Luis Obispo, Calif., she was responsible for developing the guards, which included two-time AllBig West first team selection Jessica Eggleston. Under Lee’s watch, Tamara Wells and Ashlee Stewart were also named to the All-Big West freshman team. Lee was a part of a staff that put together Cal Poly’s winningest season in 2008-09 (21-11). She also spearheaded many of the Mustangs’ community outreach programs and fundraising events. Lee also served as director of Cal Poly’s women’s basketball camps, and was the co-director of the Holiday Beach Classic from 2005-09.

Coast Conference first team honors as a senior in 2003-04. She led her team to a 17-13 mark and a berth in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Lee’s junior season was cut short by an ACL injury just prior to Pepperdine’s WCC opener. She did, however, average 17.6 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per contest prior to her season-ending injury. Lee, who paced Pepperdine in steals during three of her four seasons in Malibu, Calif., ranks fifth all-time in program history with 183 steals. Pepperdine’s 14th-leading scorer behind 1,172 career points, Lee also ranks second in program history with 173 three-pointers, third with an .813 free throw percentage and eighth with a .348 three-point percentage. Her .449 accuracy from behind the arc in 2002-03 remains a Pepperdine record. During Lee’s tenure, Pepperdine qualified for two NCAA Tournaments and made a pair of WNIT showings under head coach Mark Trakh. Lee’s standout collegiate career earned her an invitational tryout with the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association following graduation. A two-time WCC All-Academic nominee, Lee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine. She later earned her master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education and sport studies from Cal Poly in June 2008. Originally from Moreno Valley, Calif., Lee served as the junior varsity girls’ basketball coach and varsity assistant at Ramona High in Riverside, Calif., prior to her time at Cal Poly. Lee has also worked as a personal basketball trainer, working with professional-bound athletes as well as designing and training women’s basketball lift, strength and speed programs. Lee’s brother, Malcolm Lee, finished his junior year at UCLA and was drafted in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls before being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was the Bruins’ second-leading scorer for two seasons, and was named both AllPac-10 First Team and All-Pac-10 Defensive Team in 2011.

A 2004 graduate and standout at Pepperdine, Lee led the Waves in points (13.4 ppg), assists (3.2 apg) and steals (1.4 spg), and earned West



The Coaches


Janell Bergstrom

Kevin Barth

Peter Boccadoro

Cassie Boge

Team Manager • 1st Year

Matt Arena

Team Manager • 4th Year

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Third Season Oregon, ‘03; ‘05

Janell Bergstrom is entering her third season as the Oregon women’s basketball Director of Operations after being hired by head coach Paul Westhead in May 2009. “We are very happy to have Janell join our staff,” Westhead said at the time of her hire. “She will be a huge asset to our program, and her background in both administration and athletics is a combination that will greatly benefit our team.” Bergstrom’s duties include team travel, community relations, the organization of summer and team camps and the day-to-day operations of the program. Bergstrom also works directly with the Oregon’s women’s basketball fans and support groups, and also actively assists with Oregon women’s basketball marketing efforts throughout the community. Bergstrom is a familiar face to the Oregon family, having spent a combined 10 years at the UO. Before joining the women’s basketball staff, she served as a Special Assistant to the Executive Senior Athletic Administration, working on special projects within the athletic department. Bergstrom worked on such major projects as the Matthew Knight Arena and the hosting of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball First 30

and Second rounds at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland. Other duties included developing donor relationships, planning major student-athlete events and serving on the Athletic Diversity Action Plan team. Bergstrom’s first position at Oregon was as an academic advisor for the University of Oregon Services for Student-Athletes, a position she held from July 2006-September 2008. She oversaw all aspects of university academic advising for student-athletes competing on various squads.

Pat Conrad

Rachael Doyle

Katie Harbert

Equipment Manager

Asst. Dir. of Promotions & Gameday Experience

Coordinator Student Athlete Development

Jason Harris

Cody Johnson

Illya Lebow

Asst. Ticket Manger 5th Year

Team Manager • 5th Year

Administrative Asst. 5th Year

Bergstrom is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in Family and Human Services. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the UO in March of 2005. A four-time letterwinner on the Oregon softball team from 2000-03, Bergstrom was a first team Pac-10 all-academic selection in 2003. She served as a student services graduate assistant at Oregon from 200305 while obtaining her graduate degree, and spent the following year at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., as the varsity sports coordinator, working with compliance, event management, student enhancement and special projects.

Megan McKenna

Drew Millsom

Patrick Neve

Video Coordinator 1st Year

Team Manager • 1st Year

Systems Specialist Matt Arena

James Purchin

Dr. Greg Skaggs

Kevin Wade

Team Manager • 1st Year

Dir. of Athletic Medicine

Team Manager • 1st Year




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