Lady Jaguar Basketball
We feel strongly that our family culture is at the heart of our program and we are committed toward building a positive environment for each of our student-athletes. Our ultimate goal is that every member of our program will experience meaningful relationships through teamwork, cooperation, competition, and hard work. These areas will form the foundation of character they carry with them in every aspect of their lives. We are not only developing outstanding basketball players, but most importantly, young people of character who will strive for excellence beyond the court. As this takes place within the context of the competitive world of athletics, I want us to pursue excellence with all of our being using our abilities the best we can.
We would like to extend the opportunity to you to become a part of this successful program both academically and athletically. We encourage you to fill out the recruit form and start your college career on the right path. Thank you for your interest in our San Jose City College Basketball Family!
Please contact Head Basketball Coach Terri Oberg-Hearn by sending an email to Terri.Oberg@sjcc.edu or call the office phone at (408) 298-2181 ext. 3828.
Terri "Coach O" Oberg-Hearn begins her 26th year as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at San Jose City College. Under her leadership the team has competed in over 20 Northern California Regional Playoff games including four State Championship tournaments. In 1998, Coach O was named Coach-of-the-Year by the California Community College Athletic Association and her Lady Jags brought home the first ever Women's State Championship trophy to SJCC. Academically, Oberg's teams have been just as successful. Her teams have posted a 92% graduation rate and many players have been included in memberships to the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Prior to coaching at SJCC, Coach O competed in basketball and softball at the community college level. She transferred to Cal-State Fullerton on a softball scholarship where she was named All- American and help lead her team to a National title her senior year. Oberg then competed professionally in Italy before returning home to receive her Master's degree in Human Performance.
A second year assistant coach, Mike Rudder
comes to the Lady Jaguars program after coaching
stints at Notre Dame De Namur (NDNU). As an
assistant with the NDNU men’s basketball team he was primarily responsible for
player development at the guard positions, shooting and recruiting. As Head Coach
for the Lady Argos his best season came in 2009-10 with the school’s best
winning percentage ever finishing fourth in the PacWest at 12-4. Prior to NDNU,
Rudder spent eight years at various high schools in San Jose.
Rudder was born and raised in the Bay Area and
is known as one of the all-time great shooters. He played at De Anza College and Wenatchee Valley College (WA)
before moving on to play at Sacramento State University. At Sacramento State he
helped the team win the Far West Conference Championship in 1978.
Rudder brings great basketball experience and a positive attitude to the
Lady Jaguars Basketball Program. His main duties include game management,
recruiting and strategizing offensive concepts.
Women’s Basketball Recruitment application
Head Women's Basketball Coach
(408) 298-2181 ext. 3828