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Former Shepherd Ram assistant coach Nikki Turner has been
brought in as the new Director of Basketball Operations for the Cal
State Fullerton women's basketball program, head coach Daron Park
announced Wednesday afternoon.
Turner joins the Titans' support staff after spending one
season at Shepherd University, a Division II University in West
Virginia. While at Shepherd, Turner was an assistant coach and
served as the recruiting coordinator.
"We are thrilled to welcome Nikki to the Titan family," said Park.
Her experiences in athletic administration and coaching will serve
her well in this position. She's amazingly energetic and
enthusiastic and will fit in perfectly here at Cal State
Prior to her time at Shepherd, she served as an academic advisor
at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Turner has also spent time
as an assistant at multiple schools including Hawaii Pacific,
California State University of East Bay, San Jose State and Chico
From 2004-2009, Turner served as the head coach at UC Santa
Cruz, where she also worked as an assistant athletic director and
sports information director.
Before handling multiple roles at UC Santa Cruz, Turner served
as an intern with Stanford women's basketball team before moving on
to the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA as the team's video
Turner is a former collegiate player, spending two seasons at
Chico State from 1997-99. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts
in Sociology from the school before completing her Master's degree
in Sports Administration. While working on her Master's degree, she
also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Chico State
women's basketball team.
As a player, she was a team captain and a two-time
All-Conference selection. Prior to attending Chico State, Turner
played two seasons at the College of the Canyons in Valencia,