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San Diego native Stacie Terry enters her third year at the helm of the Aztec womens basketball team after she was named the eighth head coach in program history on May 15, 2013.
Despite a 12-19 record and an 8-10 mark in the Mountain West, Terrys squad still showed dramatic improvement on defense last season, finishing second in the conference and 34th nationally in opponent three-point field goal percentage, compared to 2014 when SDSU ranked last in the league and near the bottom of Division I in that statistic.
In addition, the Aztecs were fourth in scoring defense during MW play a year ago, allowing nearly 10 points per game fewer than the previous campaign and topped the conference in rebounding defense for the second straight season.
Under Terrys guidance, forward Erimma Amarikwa capped off her collegiate career with honorable mention all-MW accolades, while guard McKynzie Fort gave SDSUs its second consecutive all-conference freshman honoree.
Jesse Clark became head coach Stacie Terrys first hire when he was brought on board as an assistant coach on June 10, 2013.
Clark brings over 15 years of experience with him to Montezuma Mesa, including a six-year stint as an assistant at Saint Marys College from 2007-13.
In his role, Clark is involved with every phase of Aztec program, including the development of post players, as well as recruiting, scouting and opponent scheduling.
Ciara Carl enters her third season as an assistant coach on the Aztec basketball staff. A standout player at Point Loma Nazarene during her collegiate playing career, Carl returned to her southern California roots after spending the 2012-13 campaign as an assistant at Metro State in Denver, Colo., following a two-year stint in the same capacity at Cal Poly Pomona.
During her lone season at Metro State, Carl helped coach the Roadrunners to 21 victories and a spot in the NCAA Division II tournament, where they advanced to the second round. Under her tutelage, five Metro State players garnered all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference accolades, including Kristin Valencia, who was named the leagues Defensive Player of the Year. As a team, the Roadrunners led the RMAC in scoring defense (51.2 ppg) and limited opponents to a league-worst .350 field-goal percentage.
Carl also witnessed success during her tenure at Cal Poly Pomona from 2010-12, as the Broncos compiled a two-year mark of 47-14 (.770) and made a pair of NCAA DII tournament appearances, including a berth in the Elite Eight in 2011. During that season, Carl assisted in the development of senior guard Reyana Colson, who earned All-America honors after capturing the California Collegiate Athletic Associations Most Valuable Player award.
San Diego State head coach Stacie Terry announced the hiring of Nick Grant as an assistant coach on August 4, 2014. The Arlington, Texas, native arrives on Montezuma Mesa after spending three seasons at Texas A&M, including the past two as video coordinator.
During his tenure with the Aggies, Grant was part of a program that made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by a run to the Elite Eight in 2014. In addition to the recording, breakdown and analysis of all practices and games, Grants responsibilities included serving as a liaison between the players and coaching staff.
Prior to his appointment as video coordinator, Grant served as a strength and conditioning intern with the Texas A&M athletic department for the 2011-12 season, working full-time with the womens basketball team while assisting with the baseball squad. He also aided the Aggies recruiting efforts in the summer of 2012, evaluating womens basketball talent at the AAU level.