Amanda Foster | Assistant Coach
Amanda Fosters enters her third year as an assistant coach to the women's basketball program. Before arriving to Oxy, Amanda Foster has spent the last seven basketball seasons as an assistant coach for the girl’s varsity team at her alma mater Marshall High School in Los Feliz.
"Amanda brings great energy and presence and while specifically focusing on post player development" Oxy head coach Anahit Aladzhanyan said.
Foster graduated from Long Beach State University in 2009 with a degree in Child Development and Family Studies. Continuing to follow her passion for children, she is finishing her 5th school year at a private preschool in Santa Clarita while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Child Development.
As a player, Amanda holds scoring, rebounding, and blocked shot records, in addition to recently being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Marshall High School. After receiving an athletic scholarship to play basketball at LBSU, Foster’s promising career was cut short due to knee injuries.
Dedicated to give back to her own community in working with children and athletes, Foster is no stranger to OXY. She has attended many of woman’s basketball games, first in support of her high school teammate and head coach, Anahit, and then in support of her twin sister Lauren who was an assistant coach during the 2013/2014 campaign. Foster has also worked for Brian Newhall, the men's basketball coach, as a camp coach in his program over the last several years.
Kristineh Zadourian | Assistant Coach
Coach Kris enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Tigers. Just as she was as a player, Kris is passionate and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the game.
She came to Oxy after coaching at the high school level on both the girls and boys side, at Monrovia and Glendale High respectively. Having also refereed youth basketball for seven years, she brings knowledge to the program on the rules and officiating aspects of the game.
Coach Kris grew up in Iran where she played for the national team as a youngster. When her family moved to the states, she continued her education and basketball career at Glendale High School. She earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Azusa Pacific University.
Alma Garcia | Assistant Coach
Coach Alma joins our Tiger staff as an experienced basketball player, coach and referee. She is an Oxy alumnae (Class of 1981) and was a member of our women’s basketball team throughout her 4 years here, earning All Conference honors in her Junior year. She is a retired Division 1 women’s basketball official and still continues to referee high school and college volleyball.
After graduating from Oxy with a Spanish major, Mathematics minor, she went on to Cal State LA, where she obtained a Mathematics major, and her CA single-subject clear teaching credential. She then taught High School Math for our Oxy Upward Bound program for 15 summers.
She currently is a full-time Mathematics teacher and Math Dept chair at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra. In addition to teaching, she had served as the Varsity basketball coach throughout the last 8 years, leading the Ramona team to a CIF berth every season while there. In the summers, she also is the Director of Camp Ramona, a children’s day camp operated on the campus of Ramona Convent.
Coach Alma is passionate about basketball, about education, and about empowering young women. She is married, has 3 successful adult children, and continues to compete in the Senior circuit, traveling around the country enjoying the sport she loves.
Tania Adary | Assistant Coach
Tania has assisted Coach Heat for several years, and her current responsibilities are mainly in the area of recruitment.