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Coaching Staff

Jennifer Gross Head Coach

2016-17 Big West Conference Coach of the Year
2017-18 Big West Conference Coach of the Year
2017-18 United States Marine Corps/WBCA National
Coach of the Year Finalist

As a player, she set school records and became one of the greatest point guards to ever don an Aggie uniform. As an assistant and associate head coach, she turned UC Davis into an immediate force in the Big West Conference by implementing one of the most difficult offensive schemes in the game. In her six seasons as head coach, Jennifer Gross has continued the tradition of excellence instilled in her throughout her entire Aggie career.

Named head coach of the women's basketball program in October of 2010, Gross officially began her first year at the helm during the 2011-12 season, immediately leading the Aggies to 17 wins and their third consecutive postseason berth (and fourth in five years) with a bid in the WNIT. Under her tutelage, UC Davis has been a perennial contender in the Big West, advancing to the conference tournament in five straight seasons, working up from first-round berths in her first two years to an appearance in the Big West Tournament championship game in 2016 -- the program's first showing in the league's title game since the Aggies won the tournament and advanced to the NCAA's in 2011.

Joe Teramoto Associate Head Coach

With a decade's worth of experience on the sidelines with the UC Davis women's basketball program, Associate Head Coach Joe Teramoto enters his 12th season with the Aggies in 2017-18, serving as the team's "defensive coordinator" and focusing on post player development, while working with all facets of the program.

Teramoto joined the UC Davis staff in June of 2006, helping the Aggies to four postseason appearances -- including a Big West Conference tournament title, a 24-win season, and the team's first trip to the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level in 2011. He has also helped guide the Aggies to WNIT berths in 2008 -- the program's first full season of Division I competition -- as well as 2010 and 2012.

Des Abeyta Assistant Coach

A dominating presence inside during one of the most successful runs in UC Davis women's basketball history as a player, former Aggie All-American Des Abeyta returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach to help usher in a new era for the program at the Division I level.

Recognized as one of the best centers to ever play at UC Davis, Abeyta enters her 11th season on the sidelines in 2017-18, working closely with the Aggies' post players while multi-tasking with her hands in all aspects of the program, including on-court instruction of both offense and defense, scouting, recruiting, and camps.

Matt Klemin Assistant Coach

A sideline veteran with coaching experience at nearly every level, Assistant Coach Matt Klemin enters his seventh season as a member of the UC Davis women's basketball coaching staff in 2017-18, focusing his efforts on skill development, working with the Aggies' guards, opponent scouts, and helping coordinate the program's recruiting efforts.

Klemin joined the UC Davis sidelines prior to the 2011-12 season, in time to help the Aggies to a 17-13 record and a berth in the WNIT. With his assistance, guards Samantha Meggison (2011-12), Cortney French (2012-13) earned All-Big West Conference honors in his first two seasons, while also helping Kelsey Harris rank among the nation's top three-point shooters during her two seasons as an Aggie, eventually finishing No. 3 in the nation while setting school and conference records in numerous three-point categories in 2014-15.

Stephanie Shadwell Director of Basketball Operations

Long-time assistant coach and former UC Santa Barbara standout Stephanie Shadwell enters her third season as the Director of Basketball Operations for the UC Davis women's basketball team, appointed to the position in September of 2015.

"We are so excited that Stephanie has chosen to join the Aggie family," Gross said. "She brings a tremendous amount of expertise to our staff, with experience in coaching, administration, and management. Stephanie and I have known each other for many years, dating back to our high school days in San Diego. She is an amazing person who will be an asset to our staff and a great mentor to our student-athletes."

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