Carlos Palacio begins his fourth season as the Sailfish womens basketball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Coach Palacio returned to his alma mater in PBA where he received his bachelors degree in Secondary Education in 2002 by being named head coach on July 6, 2012.
PBA continued its ascent into the South Region ranks in Coach Palacios third season at the helm, once again improving on their win total from the year before to see the Sailfish win nine games during the year. Included in those nine wins were victories over NCAA postseason teams Colorado Christian University and Nova Southeastern University, who made it to the Elite Eight.
A strong recruiting class led Palacio and PBA to a new level in the 2013-14 campaign, improving on their win total from the previous year while seeing some historic play on the court from individuals. The development of Kasie Parker became vital to the teams success, with the shooting guard breaking the record for total points in a season (516) and points per game (19.8). Parker was joined on the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association First Team by fellow senior Jaz Green.
Assistant Head Coach
Boderick Johnson is in his third season at Palm Beach Atlantic University as the full-time assistant womens basketball coach.
Coach Johnson was hired to assist new PBA head coach Carlos Palacio who was named the programs head coach on July 6th, 2012.
Coach Johnson comes to PBA following an eight-year stint as an assistant high school basketball coach at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida. During his tenure at P.K. Yonge, the varsity girls basketball program was considered an elite program throughout the state in their classification (2a & 3a). They reached the state final four on six different occasions (2006 – 2010, 2012). They finished as State Runner-Up in 2009 before winning the State Championship in 2010 & 2012. In 2012, P.K. Yonge was the first school in the area ever to produce a McDonalds All American (Niya Johnson) for either boys or girls.