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AUGUST 2012 VOLUME I, ISSUE II

Gator Summer Camp Info

Join  Coach  Wallace  and  Coach  Schutte  in  the  Swamp  -­‐  the  main   gym  -­‐  on  the  San  Francisco  State  Campus  on  AUGUST  11  -­‐  12,   2012,  for  just  $100.   THE  TWO-­‐DAY  CAMP  FEATURES:  Individual  Instruction  on   Shooting,  Ball-­‐handling,  Footwork  and  Defense.  

Contact:  Assistant  Coach  Nichole  Schutte  at   schutte@mail.sfsu.edu  for  more  info.  

Stephanie Daily Set For New Coaching Role The  5’4’’  senior  former  guard  will  be  spending  the  2012-­‐2013  season  on   the  sideline,  joining  the  Gator  Coaching  Staff  as  a  student/assistant   coach.  Head  Coach  Dr.  Joaquin  Wallace  sees  this  as  an  advantage  for  the   Lady  Gators,  saying,  “Stephanie  has  the  eye  of  a  coach  and  the   willingness  to  be  committed.” Daily  starts  her  new  position  with  the  Gators  this  fall.  She  transferred  to   San  Francisco  State  in  the  fall  of  2012  after  a  stint  at  Los  Medanos   College  in  Pittsburg,  Calif. Why  /  how  did  you  decide  to  coach  instead  of  play  this  year?

At  the  end  of  the  season  it  had  become  apparent  to  me  that  physically  I  might   not  be  capable  of  competing  next  season.  Although  I  had  redshirted  I  had  an   injury  that  developed  that  really  hindered  athletic  ability  at  this  level.  At  the   same  time,  redshirting  gave  me  a  great  opportunity  to  learn  from  Coach   Wallace  and  Coach  Schutte  some  of  the  different  aspects  of  the  game  that  I   had  not  really  considered.  They  saw  potential  in  me  as  a  coach  and  offered  me   this  amazing  opportunity  for  this  season.  

Elaborate  more  on  your  role  this  upcoming  season.

In  this  upcoming  season  I  am  going  to  be  doing  a  lot.  The  main  thing  for  me  is  that  I  will  be  learning  a  whole  different   part  of  the  game  at  a  higher  level.  I  will  be  assisting  with  the  recruiting  process,  answering  e-­‐mails,  talking  to  coaches   and  recruits,  helping  out  with  drills  in  practice,  and  just  learning  the  different  aspects  of  coaching. DAILY,  CONT’D,  PAGE  4  


Goals  for  the  team  in  2013.

Our  goal  this  season  is  to  ainish  on  top  in  our  conference,  to  rank  in  the  top  20  nationally  in  all  defensive  categories   and  to  continue  playing  into  the  post  season.    

Coaching  philosophy  you  plan  to  bring  to  the  team?

One  of  the  key  things  I  hope  to  bring  to  this  team  is  the  importance  of  fundamentals.  Although  we  want  our  players  to   grow  and  learn  new  moves  and  develop  their  game  we  also  want  to  make  sure  the  foundation  is  solid.  Another  thing   is  to  focus  on  heart.  I  think  that  a  lot  of  people  see  basketball  as  something  you  can  just  turn  on  or  off  at  game  time.   The  reality  is  that  you  get  what  you  put  in.  As  coaches  we  can  only  put  in  so  much,  the  athletes  are  the  ones  who  have   to  believe  in  it  and  in  return  work  hard  all  the  time.  

Biggest  lesson  you've  learned  through  basketball?

I  would  say  the  two  most  important  ones  are  time  management  and  accountability.  Especially  as  a  student-­‐athlete,   time  management  is  huge!  Figuring  out  how  to  balance  school,  practice,  study  time,  eating,  sleeping,  and  family  time;   it  can  get  pretty  over  whelming.  I  think  what  helped  me  the  most  was  just  always  writing  everything  down  and   sticking  to  a  schedule.  Accountability  is  a  huge  part  of  basketball.  If  an  individual  does  not  stay  accountable  then  the   team  fails.  One  person  can  ruin  something  that  a  team  works  so  hard  for.  

Talk  about  any  coach  /  mentor  you  have,  and  why  they  are  important  to  you.

Well  I  have  had  a  lot  of  inaluences  in  the  basketball  world,  but  I  must  say  the  person  who  has  mentored  and  helped   me  the  most  would  be  Leroy  Hurt.  Leroy  was  my  AAU  coach  in  seventh  grade  through  senior  year  of  high  school.  He   helped  develop  me  as  a  player  and  most  importantly  as  a  person.  He  taught  me  several  life  lessons  and  also  gave  me   several  opportunities  that  I  have  always  been  grateful  for.  The  main  thing  is  that  he  believed  in  me.  He  has  been  a   great  support  system  and  also  a  great  person  to  learn  from.  He  taught  me  many  things  like  time  management,   punctuality,  accountability,  and  the  concept  that  I  represent  more  than  just  myself.  

Advice  to  younger  basketball  players  on  what  you've  learned  playing  in  college.

My  advice  is  to  always  seize  the  moment.  You  honestly  never  know  who  is  watching  at  any  given  game  or  even   practice.  The  thing  about  the  basketball  community  is  that  everyone  knows  someone  of  importance  to  your  career.   Also  probably  the  most  important  thing  that  I  have  learned  is  having  fun.  At  the  end  of  the  day  basketball  is   something  that  you  love  and  enjoy.  No  matter  how  hard  things  get  or  what  obstacles  you  may  go  through  as  a  player,   if  you  are  not  having  fun  then  it  might  be  time  to  reconsider  your  future  in  that  sport.  

Plans  after  graduation?

I  will  be  attending  law  school  in  order  to  further  my  dreams  of  becoming  a  contracting  agent  for  a  sports  agency.  I   also  hope  to  continue  coaching  at  any  level.  

Camp  For  Coaches:   Defensive  Clinic  

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Mark  Your  Calendars  for  September  22 Join  Bay  Area  Collegiate  Coaches  for  a  coaching  clinic   speciaically  for  defense.  All  topics  will  be  covered.  More   information  to  come,  but  mark  your  calendars  today!  


Wallace Wisdom

Defending  the  On-­‐Ball  Screen  &  Roll Possibly the most difficult play in basketball to defend is the on ball screen and roll. The NBA is primarily a screen and roll league. Both colleges and high school programs are incorporating on ball screens in their offensive packages. The days of feeding the post has become a lost art; however, with the evolution of European basketball, basketball has officially become a game of spread offenses with tons of on ball screens i.e 5 out, 4 out 1 in and dribble drive. Teams’ who can run the on ball screen offensively and who can defend the on ball screen has become the vogue language and the modern day skill set of basketball today. As a coach today, your job now is to develop a strategy on how you defend the on ball screen. For that reason, you have to devote time in defining your strategy and culture in collaboration with gaining the personnel to incorporate your philosophy. There are a variety of ways to defend a screen and roll and as the coach you have to find the personality of your team and implement this style throughout, therefore, building a consistent culture. When defending the on ball screen you have to consider a few particulars: 1- Where the screen being performed: Wing, Sideline, Alley or Middle Screen as each screen requires a specific action. 2- What is your philosophy? Hard Hedge, Jam the Screener, Switch, Trap the Screen roll and rotate. Each of these actions depends on your personnel, as well as the personnel of the team you are playing against. 3- Lastly, personnel. Are you an aggressive or passive team defensively? When defending the screen roll your post players’ agility is the most critical piece. If you have active post who moves their feet well and has great balance, the on ball screen can now become and offensive strategy for you defensively as your team will be in position to create offensive opportunities defensively. In closing, when defending the screen and roll commit to your philosophy and recruit based on your philosophy. In some instances you will get burned and give up as few buckets; however, as you become acclimated to your team specific style you will gain more offensive opportunities than failures.

Gator Factoid

Coach  Wallace  has  coached  4  out  of  the  top  30   rebounders  in  Gator  Women’s  Basketball  history? They  are: 2. Dominique  Hunter,  2011,  (901) 4. Krystle  Mays,  2009,  (724) 8. Donisha  Tate,  2010,  (575) 23.  (tied)  Chloe  Grimm,  2007,  (327)

COACH  WALLACE  is  entering  his   8th  season  with  the  Gators.   Previous  coaching  includes:   Contra  Costa  Community  College,   Albany  High  School,  St.  Mary’s   Berkeley  High  School  and   established  AAU  program  Albany   Swish.  He  is  currently  the  3rd   Most  Winningest  Coach  in  SFSU   history,  with  3  CCAA  playoff   appearances,  and  has  ainished  as   high  as  10th  in  Final  NCAA   Division  II  West  Regional   rankings.  


On the Sideline with Schutte ELEVEN  DRILL:  Full  Court  Offense  &  Defense   Skills

Greetings! This  summer  I  learned  a  great  drill  from  a  fellow  coach  called  the  Eleven   Drill.    Starting  on  the  baseline  under  the  basket  you  pick  up  one  on  one   (as  if  you  were  going  to  go  full  court).    The  defender  is  trying  to  turn  the   offense  player  until  they  reach  the  half  court  mark.    For  every  time  the   defensive  player  turns  the  offensive  player  they  receive  a  point.    Once   you  reach  half  court  the  drill  stops  and  goes  back  at  the  basket.    The   offensive  player  remains  on  offense  and  tries  to  score  while  the   defensive  player  remains  on  defense  trying  to  get  a  stop.    If  the  offensive   players  scores  they  receive  a  point.    Once  that  possession  is  over,  you   switch  offense  to  defense,  the  game  stops  when  one  person  has  scored   11  points.      This  is  a  great  drill  for  ball  handling,  full  and  half  court   pressure,  scoring,  and  game  like  cardio.    You  only  need  a  partner  and  a   competitive  edge.  Go  Gators!

COACH  SCHUTTE  is  entering  her   3rd  season  with  the  Gators.  She   previously  coached  at  Western   Oregon  Univ.  where  she  received   her  M.A.  in  rehabilitation   counselor  education.  As  a  2-­‐sport   standout  at  Northwest  Nazarene   Univ.  she  was  named  2nd-­‐team   All-­‐GNAC.

New and Noteworthy

San  Francisco  State  Welcomes  Three  in  2013

Coach  Wallace  inked  three  incoming  freshman  set  to  arrive  on  campus  in  September.  The  class  has  already   set  the  bar  high,  as  all  three  have  acquired  accolades  at  their  respective  schools  before  wrapping  up  their   high  school  careers.    Brianna  Harden,  out  of  Los  Banos  High  School,  was  named  the  Conference  Player  of  the   Year  in  the  Western  League  of  the    Sac-­‐Joaquin  Section  in  2012.  Erica  Lohrenz  comes  to  the  city  from  Mount   Carmel,  where  the  shooting  guard  was  named  to  the  2nd  Team  All-­‐CIF  in  Division  II.  Rounding  out  the  trio  is   Shalane  Jackson,  who  is  the  Conference  Player  of  the  Year  in  the  Valley  Oak  League,  out  of  East  Union.  

Gators  Announce  ’12-­‐’13  Preseason  Schedule

San  Francisco  State  has  announced  their  2012-­‐2013  Preseason   schedule.  Non-­‐Conference  games  will  be  played  against  Holy  Names   University,  Dominican  University,  Nebraska  Kearney  and  Notre   Dame  de  Namur  University.  With  the  exception  of  Nebraska   Kearney,  all  non-­‐conference  game  will  be  played  against  PacWest   Conference  teams.  This  is  the  airst  matchup  between  San  Francisco   State  and  Nebraska  Kearney,  which  will  take  place  in  San  Francisco.   CONTACT  US,  WE’RE  NEW  TO  TWITTER!  @SFSTATEWBB Like  us  on  Facebook:  San  Francisco  State  Women’s  Basketball,   Follow  us  on  Twitter:  @SFStateWBB Email  us  at:  sfstatewbbmedia@gmail.com,  or  visit  our  website:   sfstategators.com


Calling  All  Alumni!  

Mark  Your  Calendars  for   October  20,  2012

All  Gator  Alumni  are  invited  to  compete  against   this  year’s  squad.  Think  you  still  have  what  it   takes?  Email  Gators  Assistant  Coach  Nichole   Schutte  at  schutte@mail.sfsu.edu  to  sign  up.   The  Gators  are  also  hosting  a  pre-­‐game   luncheon.  The  $30  cost  includes  a  jersey  and   lunch.  Be  sure  to  secure  your  spot  today!

Alumni  Spotlight:  Donisha  Tate  ’11 In  her  2  years  at  SFSU,  Tate  was  named  First  Team  All-­‐CCAA  selection,   ranked  8th  all-­‐time  in  rebounds  (575),  31st  in  points,  (548)  and  3rd  for   rebounds  in  a  single  season,  (372).   Updates  since  graduation  from  SFSU? Since  I  have  graduated  from  SFSU  and  majored  in  Psychology,  I  just   been  working  at  a  recreation  center  and  trying  to  get  back  into  some   kind  of  shape  after  having  my  airst  child  (daughter)  4  1/2  months  ago.  I   am  working  on  going  back  to  school  in  the  of  Fall  2012  for  another   degree  and  also  around  this  time  next  year  I  hope  to  start  my  own   daycare. Favorite  SFSU  Basketball  Memory? My  favorite  memory  in  basketball  at  SFSU  was  when  I  got  my  airst   double-­‐double  and  the  airst  time  I  made  student-­‐athlete  of  the  week. Biggest  thing  you  learned  playing  for  Coach  Joaquin  Wallace? There  are  many  things  within  my  two  year  stay  at  SFSU  that  coach   Joaquin  Wallace  has  taught  me.  One  being  that  it  never  matters  where   you  came  from,  what  matters  and  make  the  person  is  where  you  are   going.  Another  being  that  you  could  do  anything  you  put  your  mind  to.   And  last,  but  not  least  is  anyone  can  believe  in  you,  but  you  have  to   believe  in  yourself  to  get  that  much  further. Still  involved  in  basketball  today? I  am  still  a  little  involved  with  basketball  playing  in  pick  up  adult  games   and  also  assisting  my  younger  brother  as  he  is  now  playing  basketball   for  his  high  school.   Advice  for  kids  trying  to  make  the  transition  to  college  hoops? Advice  for  taking  the  next  step  to  college  is  not  only  in  sports   (basketball)  or  in  school,  but  just  in  general:  keep  an  open  mind  and   never  say  you  can  not  do  something.  At  the  end  of  the  day  anything  is   possible.  You  are  your  own  let  down.  "I  am  not  capable"  is  unacceptable   because  you  do  not  know  what  your  capable  until  you  try  it.


2012-2013 MISSION STATEMENT San  Francisco  State  Women’s  Basketball  is  all  about  the  F.A.C.T.S.  As  a   program,  our  primary  focus  is  to  develop  young  leaders  through  mentoring   females  who  strive  to  be  student/athletes.  This  process  encompasses   academics,  as  well  as  social  responsibility  to  our  community.  Through  this   process,  San  Francisco  State  Women’s  Basketball  has  established  Five  Core   Competencies  and  Characteristics  known  as  the  F.A.C.T.S.  about  our  program.

F-­‐AMILY A-­‐CADEMICS C-­‐HARACTER T-­‐EAMWORK S-­‐UCCESS


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