December 17-19 Coast Christmas Classic (Orange Coast)
January 4 West LA (home)
January 9 Desert (away)
January 13 Rio Hondo (home)
January 16 Victor Valley (away)
January 23 San Bernardino Valley (home)
January 27 Barstow (away)
February 3 Desert (home)
February 6 Rio Hondo (away)
February 10 Victor Valley (home)
February 17 San Bernardino Valley (away)
February 20 Barstow (home)
Tasha Burnett Head Coach-
Coach Burnett (Coach B) enters her first season as a head coach at Chaffey College. She is looking forward to rebuilding this program an bringing the first conference championship to Panther Women’s Basketball in 20 years.
Prior to Chaffey College, Coach B spent three years as an assistant at CSU Bakersfield. Before that, she was a long-time assistant under her mentor and college coach, Paul Thomas. She worked for Coach Thomas for five years at St. Mary’s College and four years at Cal Poly Pomona. She played for Coach Thomas from 1999 to 2001, winning the first of two back-to-back Division II National Championships for the college her senior year.
In addition to being a national champion, Coach Burnett won a California Community College State Championship in 1994 while at Los Angeles Harbor College. Under the tutelage of Coach Louie Nelson, Burnett earned state and conference player of the year, Kodak All-American and was among the state’s top scorers, rebounders and point guards.
Tasha Burnett began playing basketball at Lynwood High School under the direction of Coach Maurice Roberson. She was also a stand-out track and field athlete, competing nationally as a heptathlete – placing second in the state triple jump and having the longest jump in the nation that year at 40’11.75. She participated in junior nationals as well. Coach B also earned varsity letters and started on the school’s softball and volleyball teams.
Coach B now resides in Fontana with her five year old twin daughters, Makai and Maika, and her grandmother (Ms. Mildred Myers) who moved here to help Coach Burnett with the girls.
Unique Anderson Assistant Coach-
Unique Anderson was a must have for me on my staff. I was her coach at Cal Poly Pomona , and several years later we were both assistants at Cal State Bakersfield. We have a similar basketball philosophy with very different approaches – that is very valuable to me.
After her time at Cal Poly, she coached at Diablo Valley College in the bay area before moving onto a Division I assistant coaching position at CSU Bakersfield.
Unique is from Compton and is very excited to be returning home to Southern California. She received her BS in Management and Human resources in 2009 and just recently earned her MBA from CSUB. Unique now resides in Fontana and is expecting to become an aunt for the 6th time. She will be heading recruitment of student-athletes and assisting with player development.
Keisha Mackall has remained on the staff from the previous program. I am lucky to have her. She has been very good with helping us all to get accustomed to the “Chaffey way”. She was a very good shooter here and is doing a great job at helping our players develop in that area. Keisha prepped at AB Miller High School. After finishing here at Chaffey, she went on to Tougaloo College in Mississippi. She is currently pursuing a degree in political science. Her primary responsibilities are guard skill development, recruiting, and film exchange. She resides in Fontana.
Abina Lewis Assistant Coach-
I am thrilled to have Abina Lewis on my staff. Not only is she a former teammate of mine from Lynwood High School but she is also a local coach here in the IE. She has spent time coaching AAU ball and is currently teaching PE at Kolb Middle School. “Bina” graduated Hampton University with a BS in Kinesiology, while participating on the women’s Division I basketball team. After her time there she spent a year pursuing spots on several teams in Portugal and Spain. She will work with our guards on skill development and will work with Coach Anderson on recruiting.