College welcomes new assistant women’s basketball coach
01.21.2015 | By Rob Vanya
Adonna Weaver will serve as assistant coach for the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team. She will also provide academic advising for the baseball and women’s teams. Photo credit: Rob Vanya, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
In a turnaround season that ranks as one of the best in the College’s history, the San Jacinto College women’s basketball program has hired Adonna Weaver as assistant coach. Weaver was a standout college player and excelled as a graduate assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU).
In addition to sharing coaching duties on the court, Weaver will assist with recruiting and other operations of the College’s women’s basketball program, and will also provide academic advising for baseball and women’s basketball players. Weaver holds a master’s degree from SLU in education counseling.
Women’s baskeball team Head Coach Brenita Jackson says Weaver brings many assets to the program. “Because of her playing experience and coaching experience at the Division 1 level, she understands the competitiveness,” commented Jackson. “She also understands what it takes to graduate from a two-year college, and how to qualify to play at the next level.”
Weaver graduated from Bryan High School, where she was a first team All-Conference post player. She wen on to star at Kilgore Junior College as a two-time All-Region and All-Conference post player, averaging 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in two seasons with the Lady Rangers.
Weaver transferred from Kilgore to SLU, where she helped the Lady Lions to finish as the Southland Conference East Division Champions in 2008-2009. During her tenure at SLU, Weaver played mostly as a defensive specialist. “I was a physical, back-to-the-basket post player,” she commented. “I always defended the opposing team’s best post player.”
Weaver served as a graduate assistant coach on the SLU women’s basketball team from 2011 to 2014, where she also assisted in academic advising for players.
Weaver looks forward to doing whatever it takes to help the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team to continue winning. “I’m excited to join a successful program built on integrity and hard work,” she said. “To turn around a program requires setting goals and execution. It is also important to build the team’s confidence in the coaching staff, and each other as teammates.”
With a 15-4 overall record, and a 6-3 conference record, the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team is ranked 15th in the nation in the National Junior College Athletics Association Division I Women’s Basketball poll. All women’s basketball games are free and open to the public, and are played in Nichols Gym at the North Campus, 5800 Uvalde Road. For more information, please visit sanjacsports.com.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.