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Shandrika Lee is in her second season as an assistant coach at Santa Clara in 2015-16. Lee works primarily with the guards.
She spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Oregon women’s basketball program before joining Santa Clara.
Prior to joining the Ducks, Lee spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Army, coordinating all recruiting efforts, admissions and overseeing the development of the program’s perimeter players. She also worked on community outreach and alumni relations.
Prior to her appointment at Army, Lee spent four years as an assistant under longtime Cal Poly head coach Faith Mimnaugh. While in San Luis Obispo, Calif., she was responsible for developing the guards, which included two-time first team all-Big West selection Jessica Eggleston. Under Lee’s watch, Tamara Wells and Ashlee Stewart were also named to the all-Big West freshman team.
Lee was part of a staff that put together Cal Poly’s winningest season in 2008-09 (21-11). She also spearheaded many of the Mustangs’ community outreach programs and fundraising events. Lee also served as director of Cal Poly’s women’s basketball camps, and was the co-director of the Holiday Beach Classic from 2005-09.
A 2004 graduate and standout at Pepperdine, Lee led the Waves in points (13.4 ppg), assists (3.2 apg) and steals (1.4 spg) and earned first team all-West Coast Conference honors as a senior in 2003-04. She led her team to a 17-13 mark and a berth in the Women’s NIT. Lee’s junior season was cut short by an ACL injury just prior to Pepperdine’s WCC opener. She did, however, average 17.6 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per contest prior to her season-ending injury.
Lee, who paced Pepperdine in steals during three of her four seasons in Malibu, Calif., ranks fifth all-time in program history with 183 steals. Pepperdine’s 14th-leading scorer behind 1,172 career points, Lee also ranks second in program history with 173 made 3-pointers, third with an .813 free throw percentage and eighth with a .348 3-point percentage. Her .449 accuracy from behind the arc in 2002-03 remains a Pepperdine record.
During Lee’s tenure, Pepperdine qualified for two NCAA Tournaments and made a pair of WNIT showings under head coach Mark Trakh. Lee’s standout collegiate career earned her an invitational tryout with the Los Angeles Sparks following graduation.
A two-time WCC All-Academic nominee, Lee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine. She later earned her master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education and sport studies from Cal Poly in June 2008.
Originally from Moreno Valley, Calif., Lee served as the junior varsity girls’ basketball coach and varsity assistant at Ramona High in Riverside, Calif., prior to her time at Cal Poly.
Lee has also served as a personal basketball trainer, working with professional-bound athletes as well as designing and training women’s basketball lift, strength and speed programs.
Lee’s brother, Malcolm, was an all-conference performer at UCLA before being selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.