HEAD COACH TODD KENT
Coach Kent enters his sixth season with UCSC as the most successful head coach in program history. Over the past five seasons Kent has taken the Women's Basketball program to unprecedented level of success by setting the school record for wins in a season each of the past three years. The program just completed their most successful season going 18-7 overall and having a program best 10 game win streak during the months of January and February.
Kent's team has experienced tremendous success in the classroom as well. During the 2012-13 season the team finished with a 3.45 team GPA placing the 23 nationally in DIII. This past year they again earned a team GPA above 3.4 which will place them in with the top academic teams in the country for the second year in a row.
Prior to UCSC Todd was at Seattle University where he spent two seasons as an assistant coach helping the team to an overall record of 46-20. During his second season at Seattle U the team finished 20-9 during their first year transitioning to DI. Prior to Seattle Todd was at La Salle High School in Yakima, Washington where he was the Dean of Students, a teacher, and the head girls Basketball Coach. In five seasons he compiled a record of 106-23. He led his team to a class B State Championship in 2006 and was named Seattle Times Washington State B Girls Coach of the Year. He was awarded the same honor in 2007 as well when he led his team to a state runner-up finish. Todd was also the coach of the Eastern Washington All-State Girls Team in the summers of 2006 and 2007. He has also made coaching stops at Highland HS, Rosalia HS, Lind HS, and South Puget Sound Community College.
Todd is a graduate of Eastern Washington University where he earned his degree in Recreation and Leisure Service Management. He received his Master’s In Teaching degree from Heritage University in 2003. During his free time Kent enjoys hiking with his family and mountain biking the many wonderful trails in the Santa Cruz area, with his wife Stephanie, who is a Pediatric RN Supervisor at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz. The Kents are the proud parents of two daughters Frances (5) and Hazel Lou (2).