Varsity Head Coach - Nancy Smith

  Coach Nancy Smith returns to the Ladycat Program!  Coach Smith continues her amazing journey within the Ladycat program, this time as the leader in the Head Coach role.  Coach Smith has been in various roles in the program since 1999 and is beyond grateful to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of excellence.

  Coach Smith began her love for basketball in high school where she played post for the Glendora Tartans.  She continued her passion for the game earning a scholarship to play at Azusa Pacific University.  Coach Smith competed for 4 years with the APU Cougars and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics.  As she continued her education at APU, completing her California teaching credential and earning two Master Degrees, Coach Smith began her coaching career at Glendora High School.  Coach Smith not only coached the JV Girls Basketball and assisted the Varsity Girls Basketball program, she also coached the inaugural season of the Freshman Softball team at GHS.  After four years at Glendora High School, Coach Smith decided to grow as a coach and traveled to Orange County to start her tenure at Brea Olinda High School.  

 She has Coached not only in the Ladycat program, but also in the Softball, Tennis, and Golf programs at BOHS.  Always looking to grow and be the best coach possible, Coach Smith spent the last two years as the Boys Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach at Northview High School.  Coach Smith is still currently the proud Coach of the Boys and Girls Golf teams at Brea Olinda High School.

  Coach Smith is excited and humbled to lead this young talented group of Ladycat Athletes!

Junior Varsity Head Coach - Erika DeLeon
Erika De Leon continues her journey with the Brea Ladycat program as she enters her 4rd year coaching. This will be here 3nd year coaching the junior varsity team. She was also a Ladycat from 2008-2012. She earned a one year varsity letter and was named scholar athlete her senior year. Other awards included MVP & most inspirational after her junior season as well as MVP and the Ladycat award as a sophomore. After graduating high school, she played 3 years at Cypress College under Coach Margaret Mohr where they were back to back conferences champions in 2012 & 2013. She was named more inspirational and won the Die Hard award during her sophomore season. She graduated and earned her AA degree in Math & Science. She is currently back in school getting her nursing degree. Coach De Leon is honored to be back in the Ladycat tradition and wants each of the Ladycats to understand what a privilege it is to be in this nationally recognized program.
Junior Varsity/ Varsity Assistant Coach - Mark DeLeon
Mark DeLeon is in his second year coaching for the Ladycats. He played as a Wildcat from 2011-2015. He was a Varsity player for two years and was named Scholar Athlete his senior year. He also played Varsity volleyball for three years, and is currently in his fourth year as an Assistant Varsity Coach.

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