Jullia Allender was hired as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Sacramento City in June of 2014. Allender comes from Ohlone Community College where she had a 5 year stint as the Head Women's Basketball Coach. There she did a remarkable job creating a culture of success both on and off the court. In just a short time taking this already successful program to higher standards with Ohlone College women's basketball program constantly being in the discussion as one of the better programs in the Bay Area and across the state of California. In just five years she accumulated an overall win loss record of 105-45 (a winning percentage of 70%). With her most successful season coming in 2012 with a record of 24-6 and finishing with the #4 ranking in the State. Marking that as one of the best seasons in Ohlone history.
She won three straight Coast Conference South Divisions championships with a total conference record of 54-6 and with two of them ending in undefeated conference seasons. She has been named the Coast Conference South Coach of The Year three years and was one of only two coaches in Northern California to be nominated for the Northern California Coach of the Year in 2012. Allender moved the Renegades on to the sweet 16 round of the Californai state playoffs three of the last five years finishing with a top twelve ranking every year.
More importantly has been Allender's ability to develop high school athletes and develop them into successful collegiate basketball players and then transfer them with basketball scholarships to the next level in one or two years, the main job of every community college coach.
Allender has successfully produced 7 all state players, 5 conference mvps, 20 all conference players and the 2012 Northern California Player of the Year in Chereese Thomas. More impressive is the transfer rate to the next level on basketball scholarships. 90% of all players that make it through her program transfer to the next level on basketball scholarships. In 2012 all four sophomores received Full Basketball Scholarships to play at the Division I and Division II NCAA level giving Allender a 100% transfer rate and in 2013 and 2014 doing the same with 10 sophomores and 1 freshmen. Allender started her coaching career at Ohlone and spent three years as an assistant before being named as the head coach in 2009. In the three years as an assistant, Allender headed up the recruiting and player development while finishing up her education and attaining her Master Degree in Human Development with a speciality in Sports Conditioning from A. T. Still University in 2008.
Born in raised in San Jose, CA, Julia graduated from Santa Clara HS as an honor student. She was the starting shooting guard all four years and received numerous awards including being named to the California All State Team in 2000.
After high school Allender headed to San Jose City College where she received honors as the starting shooting guard for the Jags both years she was there.
She then transferred to Southern Utah University where she finished her collegiate career as the Thunderbirds starting shooting guard.
Allender's personal experience as a Community College athlete and NCAA Div. 1 transfer give her unique insights into the process of getting athletes to not only reach their full potential but to the next level. She has and will continue to use her skills to assist dedicated young women to get them where they want to be. Those of who have been coached by Julia will tell you she has a way of getting you to get the best out of yourself.
"I believe it is the job of the coach to not only develop the level of the team as a whole but to take each individual athlete for who they are and assist them in reaching their full potential. A lot of players out of high school are underdeveloped and lacking a physical or mental attribute that may be preventing them from performing at their highest level. I have an insight with the players that play for me and I am able to get them to overcome whatever that may be so they can elevate their game."