Women's Hoops Blog

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

A couple of articles out of Pasadena:

Women's Basketball is PCC's Model Program
Just before the women's basketball team began its regional playoff run, I encountered Lancer Head Coach Joe Peron outside the campus café. He half-jokingly commented on the Courier's coverage of the team, which had been limited over winter intersession.

"Man, we need at least a half-page [in this week's paper]. We're the most successful program on this campus in the past 20 years and we don't even get covered by our school paper," Peron said.

I was skeptical at first, as PCC has been one of the most successful athletic community colleges in the state in the past. But upon the team's first state championship victory Sunday, I realized he was absolutely right.
Smith Retires After Storybook Season Ending
There was a noticeable change in the atmosphere Tuesday morning. A tall man in a Bruce Lee T-shirt walked around the W Building with a huge smile on his face. In his arms was a state championship trophy, cradled like a newborn child, and a gold medal around his neck.

That man was Greg Smith, the assistant head coach for the women's basketball team, who has decided to retire after 33 years of coaching.