Head Coach: Arden Kragalott
Head Coach, Arden Kragalott, came to De Anza College after spending 13 seasons at San Francisco State University (SFSU). At SFSU, Kragalott was able to turn around a struggling program, becoming the most successful women’s basketball coach in school history with 237 career wins. Her win totals at SFSU also earned her a top 50 spot among active coaches with the most wins at the NCAA Division II level.
Prior to her success at SFSU, Kragalott headed the Hartwick women’s basketball program in New York from 1986-91. At Hartwick, Kragalott built up another struggling program from 6 wins in her 1st season to 24 wins and a trip to the NCAA Division III Regional Finals in the 1989-90 season. These accomplishments earned her Converse District II Coach of the Year honors in that same season. She followed that up with 21 wins and another trip to the NCAA Division III Regional Finals in 1990-91.
As a student athlete at Ohio Wesleyan, Kragalott earned 4 letters in basketball, where she was the mainstay for her Battling Bishops team. She holds the school records for points in a game (42), field goals made in a game (19) and career scoring average (19.9 points per game). These achievements earned her induction into the Ohio Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986.
Kragalott received a B.A. in physical education from Ohio Wesleyan in 1981 and a Master of Arts in Sports Administration from The Ohio State University in 1985.
KRAGALOTT AT DE ANZA COLLEGE
The 2007-08 season was even stronger for Kragalott and the Lady Dons, as they earned the following team and individual accolades:
During the 2010-2011 season, Kragalott and her coaching staff led the Lady Dons to an outstanding 23-7 overall record, which included a solid second place finish in Conference play (Coast South Conference). This success continued into the post season, with the Lady Dons making an impressive showing in the Elite 8 of the Nor Cal Playoffs. The 2010-2011 Lady Dons earned these team and individual accolades:
The strong 2010-2011 season carried over into the following year. The 2011-2012 Lady Dons were able to reach the first round of Nor Cal playoffs.
The Lady Dons once again went to playoffs during the 2012-2013 season, earning a spot in the Nor Cal Sweet 16.
Through the 2013-2014 season, Coach Kragalott was able to lead the Lady Dons to another successful year garnering this list of accolades and achievements:
Contact: Arden Kragalott