Stanislaus State Warrior Women's Basketball Camps
Wayman Strickland was named Cal State Stanislaus's sixth women's basketball head coach on July 27, 2012 and began his post on Aug. 1.
In 2013-14, he led the Warriors to one of the best turn-around seasons in program history, going from 2-25 to 13-13 and just missing out on the CCAA tournament.
Prior to his arrival on the CSU Stanislaus campus, Strickland was the assistant coach for the women's basketball program at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton between 2009 and 2012. He also served as an instructor in physical education and counselor to the student-athletes.
Prior to his stint at Delta College, Strickland was the varsity girls coach (2007-09) and varsity boys assistant coach (2002-07) at Stockton's Edison High School.
“Throughout the search (process) one thing that stood out was Wayman's character and ability to motivate young people in a positive manner,” added Matoso. ”He has close ties to the Central Valley and is very excited about recruiting local talent to play at Cal State Stanislaus. I am very confident that he will build a very successful program here.”
Strickland spent nine years as a professional player in Europe and Asia. His accolades include being named the top point guard in the Asian Basketball Championships three times (1996-98). He was the most valuable player of the 1997 Asian Basketball Championships.
Strickland was a four-year starter at the University of San Diego from 1988 to 1992, when he amassed 1,040 career points. Currently, he still holds the third spot in the USD record book with 408 assists.
As a prep player, Strickland was a standout at San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School, where he was the 1988 San Francisco Bay Area player of the year.
Strickland obtained his Bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business administration from USD in 1992. He also has a Master's degree in kinesiology and sports management from Saint Mary's College.
Strickland (b. 1970) and his wife, Michelle, have three children (Nicole, Skylar and Kennedy), and they reside in Stockton.
Rachel Finnegan returned home to Turlock to join the Cal State Stanislaus coaching staf in the summer of 2015 as the 2009 graduate of Turlock High School was named as assistant coach by women's basketball head coach Wayman Strickland.
Prior to arriving on the CSU Stanislaus campus, Finnegan was an assistant coach at California High School in San Ramon. She also worked with the San Francisco 49ers as a Guest Relations Representative.
At Turlock High, Finnegan was a two-time league Most Valuable Player while leading the Bulldogs to two conference championships. As a junior, she was the Modesto Bee District Player of the Year and was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State team as a senior. In all, Finnegan amassed 1,460 points, 960 rebounds, 600 assists and 400 steals as a prep star.
Finnegan played two seasons (2012-14) and appeared in 56 games at Cal State East Bay as she helped lead the Pioneersto its first CCAA tournament appearance during her senior season in 2014.
After her stellar high school career, she spent her first two collegiate seasons at San Jose State, where she made WAC All-Academic team honors twice.
Finnegan obtained her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Cal State East Bay this past May.
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