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Mendocino College Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Head Coach Jody Steliga

Jody Steliga, Head Coach

(707) 468-3166 |

 Coach Steliga is in her sixth season at Mendocino College. She was born and raised in Ukiah. In her first season of coaching, Mendocino went 11-15 overall and 10-4 in conference, second in the nine team conference. Recently, the 2011-12 Eagles finished 2nd in conference and set the teams win record to 15. The Eagles have finished in the top half of the Bay Valley Conference five of the six years under Coach Steliga. The Bay Valley Conference honored Coach Steliga with Coach of the Year for the 2011-12 season. This past 2013 Season, the Eagles surpassed the win record from 2012 at 19-8 record, were Co-Conference Champions, and were the #14 in Northern California State Playoffs. The Eagles honored three players with All Conference, and Coach Steliga was name Co-Coach of the Year for the Bay Valley Conference.

Previously, she was a two-year all-conference guard for the Mendocino College Eagles (2003-2005), before earning an academic and athletic, scholarship to Concordia University, Irvine, Ca. At Concordia University (2005-2007), Steliga was team captain and an Academic All-American her senior year, and helped the team gain post season conference play both years. She earned her B.A. in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. In 2010, Steliga earned a Masters in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy. Also, in February 2010, Coach Jody Steliga was inducted into the Mendocino College Athletic Hall of Fame for her playing career at Mendocino College. She also holds the position of Health Awareness Coordinator for Mendocino College and teaches Sports Businesses courses.

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Assistant Coach Savanna Anderson

Savanna Anderson

Assistant Coach

Savanna Anderson begins her first season as Assistant coach at Mendocino College. She was born and raised in Wisconsin. As a member of the 1,000 point club in high school, she helped lead her Oshkosh West Wildcats to an Undefeated Season and back to back State Championships in 2003 and 2004.  Savanna played a year at Marquette University, in Milwaukee WI. In 2005 she moved to Irvine, California where she signed with Concordia University; Where she was a team Captain with Jody Steliga, and together, they helped lead the CUI Eagles to post conference play.

Prior to coaching, Savanna worked in healthcare as a private In-Home Caregiver,  and Personal Trainer in Southern California. She has her B.A. in Exercise Sport Science- Rehabilitation, and a Minor in Psychology. In her free time, Savanna enjoys traveling, trying the local cuisine traditional to that area, and relaxing in Northern Wisconsin with her family.


Assistant Coach Jaclyn Horiguchi

Jaclyn Horiguchi

Assistant Coach

This is Jaclyn’s fifth season coaching at Mendocino College. After graduation from Middletown High School in 2002, Jaclyn attended Mendocino College from 2002 to 2004. She played volleyball her first year and basketball both years of attendance. During this time she played for Lin Barrett, and during her 2003-04 season was a captain of her team and received Most Outstanding Rebounder. She then continued her college career at CSU, Sacramento receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training in 2007.


Jaclyn became a Certified Athletic Trainer and moved back to Ukiah to work at Ukiah High School and volunteer at Mendocino College. She is a weight lab and basketball theory and analysis instructor. She also runs the team study hall and assists the players with tactics to succeed in class. Jaclyn resides in Ukiah with her husband Naoto Horiguchi and daughter Lucy. This past May 2012, the Horiguchi family welcomed their newest addition to the family with son, Keiji.

Coach Jaclyn comments, “I enjoy coaching at Mendocino College because I love helping the ladies evolve as players and watching them bond and grow as a team.”

Assistant Coach Jacqueline Sanchez

Jacqueline Sanchez

Assistant Coach

Jacqueline Sanchez, Assistant Coach

Jacqueline “Jocko” Sanchez, as a freshman in 200l-02 at Chattanooga State was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Eastern Division team and helped the Tigers advance to the 2002 NJCAA Final Four.  She was also recently inducted into the Chattanooga State Hall of Fame. Jocko was the first Native American PAC-10 recipient of a full athletic scholarship, transferred to UC Berkeley in 2002. As a member of the Cal Women’s Basketball Team, she was honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 and received Cal’s Community Service Award. She graduated with two Bachelor Degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005.  Jocko works with students at the Guidiville JOM Education Program in Ukiah, CA.


Jacqueline continued her community service as an Assistant Coach for the Ukiah High School Varsity Girls basketball team for two seasons and volunteered with the City of Ukiah youth basketball program as well. Proud of her Native American heritage from the Paiute and Shoshone tribes, she mentors Native American youth to pursue higher education as well as enjoying coaching Native American youth basketball teams. She has also earned certification as an International Trade Specialist and traveled to Japan and Mexico to introduce Native American trade to these markets. Jocko has three older sisters and older and younger brothers who were all involved in high school and college sports. This is her third season with the Mendocino College Eagles.




Jody Steliga, Head Women's Basketball  Coach
(707) 468-3166 |

Matt Gordon, Interim Athletic Director| Office (707) 468-3141 |
Fax (707) 468-3132 |

Anna Daugherty, Administrative Assistant | Office (707) 468-3255 |
Fax (707) 468-3132 |

Naoto Horiiguchi, Athletic Trainer | (707) 468-3037 |


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