Pasadena City College
Jennifer Ho (2nd Season in 2016)
In January, 2015, Pasadena City College named Jennifer Ho its new head coach of the women's badminton team. Ho proceeded to direct a Lancers team that finished 13-1 overall and dominated a perfect 12-0 run to the win the South Coast Conference title.
After a tough 11-10 defeat against eventual state champion San Diego City College in the SoCal Championship match, the Lancers made some history with their first CCCAA State Individual doubles champions in freshmen Rebecca Tzou and Zin Win Maw. Tzou also earned the silver medal in reaching the singles championship final.
Ho is just the third coach to direct the school's badminton program since it became an intercollegiate sport in 2000. It is Ho's first head coaching venture.
Born in Vietnam, the Chinese-raised Ho played competitive badminton as a young teen before coming to the U.S.
Active in sports ever since, she's officiated high school volleyball, basketball and softball the past 16 years. In 2011, she joined the PCC athletics family first as an clerk and helped handle athletic eligibility for Lancers sports teams in 2013-14. She currently is an adjunct faculty member in Natural Sciences.
Prior to coming to PCC, Ho served as a physical education teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School in Pomona for 22 years. Ho is proficient in four languages. She earned a B.A. degree in physical education at Cal State Los Angeles and later accomplished her master's in athletic administration at Concordia University.
"Jen has great attention to detail and is very familiar with the climate and culture at Pasadena City College," said PCC Athletic Director Tony Barbone. "Her wide range of experiences and passion for students will provide an excellent opportunity for our student-athletes."
"I'm excited to get an opportunity to coach a sport I love," Ho said. "PCC has a tradition of great badminton play, and my goal is to continue that string of success."
In 16 seasons since it was certified as a California Community College intercollegiate sport in 2000, women's badminton has made a successful run at Pasadena City College. The program won 11 South Coast Conference titles, including five straight in 2009-2013. Individually, Annie Ortiz won the 2012 CCCAA state singles title, the first by any Lancer.
In 2010, PCC finished as the state runner-up and the Southern California champion.
Nine times the Lancers have made it to the Southern California championship finals in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
PCC has five times hosted the State Championships at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2013.
PCC plays its regular season dual matches in the South Coast Conference, competing against El Camino, East Los Angeles, and ECC Compton Center.
Bill Sanchez, 2008-2014
South Coast Conference
Bonnie Lee, 2000-2007
CCCAA State Singles Champion, 2012