The Caltech Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation has named Bridgette Reyes as Head Coach for women's basketball.
"We are eager to welcome Bridgette to our team," Betsy Mitchell, Director of APER, said. "She brings a positive, caring attitude for her scholar-athletes and boasts an extensive basketball background. We are confident she and women's basketball will continue our department's upward trajectory."
Reyes spent the 2016-17 academic year as an assistant coach at Division I Loyola Marymount University, where she had a hand in all aspects of running the program, including on-court coaching, recruiting, academic monitoring and program marketing. Prior to LMU, she served as Head Coach of Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, Calif. for three years, over which span she was named Coach of the Year twice while leading her teams to two CIF Div 4AA Southern Section titles and State Quarterfinals. Four of her players were recognized as First Team All-Del Rey League and All-CIF 4AA, with three earning collegiate scholarships.
"I am extremely honored and excited to become a part of the Caltech team," Reyes said. "I believe my passion and experience will complement Caltech's mission to achieve excellence on and off the court, while positively impacting our scholar-athletes. Together, we will continue to build and elevate the Caltech Women's Basketball program.
Following a successful playing career that included an NCAA Championship appearance with Division I Boise State, NAIA national championship title with Vanguard University (where she was named Co-National Player of the Year) and a season of professional basketball in Portugal, Reyes began her coaching career as an assistant at Vanguard from 2011-12 before spending a year at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills.
Reyes earned her bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Vanguard and went on to earn a master's in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University, Irvine.