Rebounding For Success: Coach Corey Cafferata Turning Mission College’s Women’s Basketball Team Into Powerhouse
By Robert Haugh
After years of being one of the worst programs in the state, the Mission College Women’s Basketball program is experiencing a miraculous turnaround under the tutelage of third-year Head Coach Corey Cafferata.
Prior to Cafferata’s arrival, the team had compiled a dismal 43-224 in the last 13 years. The struggling program has folded twice and only been a team since 1997. From 2006 through 2010, the Lady Saints combined for a 90-game losing streak, the longest of any women’s community college basketball program in California.
In his first two years, Cafferata guided the team to a 25-30 record, including a 17-win season last year. The team also earned its first-ever playoff win, leading to the Saints being undoubtedly the most improved community college program in the state.
In Cafferata’s first year as coach, the team finished 8-19, the second best record in school history. The team improved to 17-11 in Cafferata’s second season. Cafferata has excelled with limited depth on the court and even had a 48-year-old re-entry student playing in one game.
DeSaisset Graced with Photodocumentary
By Melissa McKenzie
For nearly a month visitors to the DeSaisset on Santa Clara University’s campus have been enthralled by Rich Nahmias’ photodocumentary, Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited. The display, which opened on January 13 and runs through March 18