Coach's Corner


Foothill's 2014-15 Season Ends in Fresno

2015 Women's Basketball TeamDespite a valiant effort by Foothill's 7 player roster, they could not overcome Fresno City's 45 minutes of pressure and lost 61-56 in overtime on Friday night in Fresno. Tied at 47 at the end of regulation, Foothill jumped out to an early 52-47 lead in OT before MVP post player Angie Reid was hit with a questionable 5th personal foul. With only 5 players eligible to play, Foothill battled to keep the score tied until a Fresno city player hit a crucial 3pt shot with just over 1 minute left in the game. Foothill was lead by Angie Reid's 17 points and Breanna Salary's 14 points. Foothill finishes the season with a 20-7 record.

Foothill (20-6) Earns Playoff Seed

Foothill will travel to Fresno on Friday Feb. 27th to take on #8 Fresno City College (20-9) in the NorCal Regional Quarter Finals. 9 Foothill comes into the game with a 10 game winning streak. Game time is 7 pm.

Foothill Finishes with the #1 Defense in the State

Over 26 games, Foothill held their opponents to just 41.1 points per game and 27.6% shooting finishing First in the state defensively out of 89 teams. Ventura was next holding the opposing team to 47 ppg.

Angie Reid Named Coast Conference South MVP

Foothill College's Angie Reid was named the South Coast Conference MVP. Angie averaged 19 points and 13 rebounds per game in her freshman debut for the Owls. Sophomore Captains' Rose Tahaafe and Leslie Tiongco were also named First Team All-Conference. Rose averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds and Leslie averaged 13 points and 4 assists per game. Coach Jody Craig was named 2015 Coast Conference South - Coach of the Year.

Foothill Undefeated League Champions Coast Conference South

Foothill wrapped up a perfect undefeated league season (10-0) with a win over Mission College on Friday Feb 20th. The Owls beat Mission by a final score of 81-67. Four Foothill players were in double figures lead by Angie Reid's 22 points and 13 rebounds. Leslie Tiongco had 19 points and 4 assists, while Rose Tahaafe and Shania Ratliff added 16 points each.

Craig Picks Up Her 400th Win

Coach Craig picks up her 400th collegiate victory as the Head Coach at Foothill on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. The Owls defeated Gavilan by a final score of 73-33. Coach Craig hit the 400 career mark with only 151 losses, a 72% winning percentage over her 17 year career. In the last 5 years, Craig has a 163-33 coaching record (83%).

Owls Undefeated Through First Half of League

With a 76-49 road victory over Mission College Wednesday Jan 28, the Owls remain a perfect 5-0 through the first half of the Coast Conference South Schedule. Foothill was lead by Shania Ratliff and Angie Reid's 21 points apiece. Angie also had 16 rebounds. Rose Tahaafe added 19 points and 10 rebounds. After a close first half, Foothill held Mission to just 21 second half points while putting up 45.

Foothill Defense #1 in the State!

Despite having only 7 active players, Foothill is holding teams to just 37.8 points per game and boasts the #1 defense in the entire State of California. The next best team, Mt. San Antonio, allows 50 points per game.

Foothill Stifles Monterey

Holding Monterey to 20 points under their scoring average, Foothill was able to finish the week with a 57-34 win over the visiting Lobos from Monterey. The Owls held Monterey to just 16 second half points en route to the victory. This is the second straight game Foothill held a team under 40 points per game. Foothill was lead by Angie Reid's 22 points and 17 rebounds. Rose Tahaafe contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Foothill Picks up Road win Over Gavilan

Foothill picked up a Conference road victory on Wednesday Jan 21, with a 74-21 win over Gavilan College. Holding Gavilan to just 17% shooting, the Owls clamped down defensively. Foothill was lead by Shania Ratliff and Angie Reid with 17 points each. Leslie Tiongco was the leading rebounder with 13. Rose Tahaafe recorded a double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Foothill Handles De Anza

Carrying a comfortable 18 point lead into the last 5 minutes, Foothill beat De Anza by a Final score of 64-53. Rose Tahaafe was the leading scorer for Foothill with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Leslie Tiongco added 10 points and 6 assists and Angie Reid pitched in 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Foothill Opens Conference with a 93-20 Win

Foothill's defense was impressive holding Hartnell to just 20 points in the entire game. Yielding just 9 points in the second half the Owls zone was stifling. Foothill had all seven players score and five players contribute in double figures including Rose Tahaafe with 21 and 17 rebounds, Angie Reid with 20 points and 18 rebounds, Leslie Tiongco and Shania Ratliff with 15 points and Breanna Salary with 12 points.

2014 Pre-Season Highlights

The Owls posted a 10-6 pre-season record which included two Second Place Tournament finishes at both the Sierra College (Sasha Brown) Invitational and at the Allan Hancock Invitational. The Owls have had to do the majority of this with just 8 active players on the roster due to two early injuries.

At Sierra, Foothill beat first defeated College of the Redwoods 77-47, and then San Francisco City College in the Semi Final by a final score of 64-48 to advance to the Championship Game. Foothill lost to the host team Sierra College in the Championship Game. Angie Reid and Leslie Tiongco were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Foothill then beat San Francisco City College a second time 70-57 at home. The Owls had 4 players in double figures lead by Leslie Tiongco's 19 points and 6 steals.

At Allan Hancock Tournament, Foothill first beat Saddleback by a score of 57-30 and then the Santa Maria All-Stars (group of Former DII players) to advance to the championship. Foothill lost to Cuesta in the Championship game. Angie Reid and Rose Tahaafe were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Foothll then beat Ohlone College 74-39 at home to remain perfect at home this season. Foothill was lead by Angie Reid with 19 points and 20 rebounds. Shania Ratliff had 15 points and 5 steals and Rose Tahaafe was also in double figures with 14.

womens basketball team Scottsdale, AZ
After Christmas, Foothill traveled to Scottsdale, Az for 4 days and played in the Bill Medder Tournament where on the second day, they beat defending National Junior College Champion Mesa College by a score of 57-52 in the semi-final game. Foothill was lead by Leslie Tiongco with 20 points and Breanna Salary with 15 points. Foothill then lost to host Scottsdale College in the Championship.




Meet the Coach Jody Craig

Season Records (Last 10 years) Jodi Craig
YearRecordFinish
2012-1325-5*Nor-Cal #3
2011-1230-5State Finalist
2010-1127-5Elite 8
2008-0928-8Elite 8
2007-0833-3State Finalist
2006-0727-9Elite 8
2005-0624-11Sweet 16
2004-0523-8Sweet 16
2003-0419-10Sweet 16
2002-0324-12Sweet 16
 
Coach Craig has been instrumental in the development and transfer of 55 players to four-year universities including 25 players transferring to Division I schools. Craig has guided the Owls to 14 Coast Conference titles during her tenure including 9 in a row (2001-2009) before taking a professional development leave to the University of Arizona during the 2009-10 season.

During Craig's tenure the Owls have made eleven California Community College State "Sweet 16" appearances; seven Elite 8's and three Final Four's.

Foothill, Nor-Cal champions, made two State Championship Game appearances in 2008 and 2012 but lost to Mt. San Antonio.

Craig spent this past 2013-14 season working with various different 4-year programs in Southern California. "Having the opportunity to work for and observe a number of University programs in the Los Angeles area was an invaluable experience this past year. Being around those programs helped me gain even more knowledge of what it takes for a player to be successful at that level. I can't thank those coaches enough for the opportunity they gave me!"

Before joining the Foothill program, Coach Craig lead the Girls' Varsity Basketball program at San Luis High where the Tigers won the Southern Section Division III CIF Championship in 1995. A graduate of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Craig is still one of top five leading scorers in Cal Poly history. She ranked 9th in the nation her senior year at Cal Poly for 3pt. shooting percentage and capped off an illustrious career with Kodak District 8 All-American Honors.

Craig resides in Santa Clara with her husband Dave and their two dogs Ziggy and Marley.



Contact Jodi Craig
c/o Athletic Department
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Phone: (650) 575-9393
craigjody@fhda.edu

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