Kayla Weaver named women’s head basketball coach

06.21.2017 | By Madelon Zimmermann

HOUSTON, Texas – Kayla Weaver has been named head coach of the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team for the 2017-2018 season.

Weaver, who served the last two seasons as an assistant coach under Michael Madrid, helped to guide the team to a 26-9 record and its first appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national tournament.

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead these young ladies and this program for one year. We have had a lot of success the last two years and I was fortunate enough to be able to learn from Coach Madrid. The players returning that we recruited are special and I am happy to be able to see them through their journey here at San Jac,” said Weaver.

Weaver attended and played at Panola College in Carthage, where she earned first team all-Conference, first team Region XIV, and academic first team Region XIV. She was also named the Panola College Buddy Lowery Award Winner, which recognizes the top academic athlete in the graduating class. Weaver then moved to Texas Woman's University (TWU) where she was a member of the 2010-2011 Lone Star Conference (LSC) champions, earning all-LSC first team honors as well as being named 2010-2011 tournament MVP.

Weaver earned her bachelor’s degree from TWU with a major in mathematics and a minor in education. She also received a master’s degree from TWU in kinesiology with an emphasis in coaching.

After graduation, Weaver served as an assistant coach at Panola College from 2011-2014. For the 2014-2015 season she worked as an assistant coach at the The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler). During her time at UT Tyler the patriots were the American Southwest Conference regular season champions and advanced to the second round in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III tournament, finishing with a 27-3 record.

Coach Weaver is focused for the upcoming season. She wants to make sure her student-athletes are prepared for the next step in their journey both on and off the court. “I am looking forward to watching our team compete. This group has already set such a high standard for the women’s basketball program and I am excited to see how they finish their careers here at San Jac,” said Weaver.

For more information about the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team visit the San Jacinto College athletics website.

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, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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