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Women's Basketball's Joe Peron Named SCC Coach of the Year
After guiding the 2008-2009 women's basketball team to the first state championship in Pasadena City College women's sports history, head coach Joe Peron was selected as the South Coast Conference Women's Coach of the Year.Peron was chosen in a vote by SCC athletic directors in the Sept. 30 monthly conference A.D. meeting at Los Angeles Southwest College. PCC Athletic Director/Dean of Kinesiology, Health & Athletics Beverly Tate nominated Peron for the achievement.
In his 13th season directing the Lancers, Peron coached an underdog South No. 4 seed to a 33-4 overall record. This included spectacular victories at the March CCCAA Final 8 Tournament over North No. 1 seed City College of San Francisco, then 34-0 and previously undefeated Ventura, and finally San Joaquin Delta in the finals to secure the crown at Fresno’s Selland Arena.
At the CCCAA tournament, Lancers' guard Kinyada Johnson was named MVP and both forward Easter Faafiti and guard Melia Basavand were selected to the all-state tournament team. Peron coached and mentored the trio for two seasons.
Peron’s teams have won six SCC titles and holds a current streak of six consecutive appearances at the state tournament. Peron’s career record is 324-86 for a .790 winning percentage.
Peron's coaching performance won over other conference nominees, Le Valley Pattison, El Camino College women's volleyball coach, and Sergio Macias, Cerritos College women's water polo and women's swim teams' coach.
Release Date: 10/02/09
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