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Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Published or Revised September 15, 2017

Head Coach Gonzalo Garza

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Gonzalo Garza

Gonzalo Garza Jr. is in his second year of the Lady Dragons women’s basketball team. Previously, Garza was the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at the Athlos Leadership Academy in Brownsville, Texas.

“I am honored and humbled to lead and serve as the next head coach for the PJC Lady Dragons,” said Garza. “I look forward to establishing a culture of success and excellence in all aspects of the basketball program. My family and I are extremely excited to join such a welcoming PJC family and Paris community.”

Garza has extensive experience as a basketball coach. He was the Head Boy’s Varsity basketball coach at Saint Joseph Academy High School from 2012-2014 and a Volunteer Assistant basketball coach for the Houston Rockets NBA Developmental League Affiliate, Rio Grande Valley Vipers in 2011-2012. During his tenure with the Vipers, he was responsible for developing and conducting workouts for current NBA players and International Players.

He served as an assistant basketball coach at McMurry University (NCAA Division III) from 2006-2008, including the season they were American Southwest Conference West Division Champions, and earning a spot in the American Southwest Conference Regional Playoffs.

Prior to that he was the Assistant Men’s basketball coach at Collin County Community College (NJCAA Division I) in Plano, Tx from 2004-2006, which included a third place finish in conference and an NJCAA Region V playoff appearance. Between 2001-2003, he was the Men’s Assistant basketball coach at Clarendon Junior College (NJCAA Division I) in Clarendon, Texas assisting the team to their first NJCAA Region V playoff appearance in 21 years.

Garza started his coaching career as the Boy’s Junior Varsity basketball coach and Assistant Varsity basketball coach in 2000-01 at San Benito High School and held the same role at St. Joseph Academy in 1999-2000.

Garza has directed numerous basketball skill camps around the nation and has also founded, coached and served as president of several youth basketball sports organizations.

In college, he played basketball for the NCAA Division I University of Texas Pan American from 1995-1998.

“Coach G” also served as a lecturer-field specialist in Kinesiology – Health and Human Performance for the University of Texas – Brownsville (2008-2014), the same school where he received his Bachelor of Science. Garza’s Master of Science in Kinesiology is from the University of Texas Pan American.

Garza and his wife, Stephanie have two children, Aidan Jett and Isabella Grace.

Assistant Coach Jashae Lee

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Jashae Lee

Jashae Lee steps into the PJC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach after one year serving in the same position for Murray State University in Murray, Ken., where she assisted with operational functions and practice development. She received both her B.S. and M.S. from MSU.

As a player she was named a conference honor roll honoree in the spring of 2016, then was hired on to the coaching staff for the fall semester as she finished her master’s degree. While playing for MSU, Lee played in 29 games, making six starts in the 2014-15 season. In the 2013-14 season, she was named conference newcomer of the week five times, and played in 28 games while starting nine.

Prior to MSU, Lee spent her last season at New Mexico Junior College where she averaged 11 points and seven rebounds. There she was named to the 2013 All-Western Junior College Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Team and All-NJCAA Region V Team.

Lee spent her freshman year playing for California Polytechnic State University. Prior to college she played four years for Sultana High School, helping to lead the Lady Sultans to three straight conference championship in her final three years, as well a runner-up finish in her freshman season. She averaged 18.5 points a game in her senior year and left Sultana with eight school records. She was a California All-State selection her senior year, a three-time Mojave River Valley Player of the Year, reached 1,000 career points in her junior year and was a three-time All-Area selection.

Born in Rialto, Calif., Lee is the daughter of Rhonda Holland and Nakia Lee and she has two brothers, Joshua and Jashon.

 

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