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Bianca Ziemann enters her first season as an assistant coach at Santa Clara in 2014-15. She spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Oregon. Ziemann first joined the Ducks for the 2012-13 season after accumulating four seasons of coaching experience at the collegiate and high school levels since playing professionally in Europe.
Ziemann was a four-year letterwinner at Loyola Marymount
(2002-06), where she served as team captain her junior and senior
seasons. She helped lead the Lions to the West Coast Conference
Championship and an NCAA tournament berth in 2004.
Upon the completion of her collegiate career, she played professionally in the Netherlands with Amazone Women’s Basketball during the 2006-07 season. She was the starting point guard on a team that advanced to the semifinals of the Dutch Championships.
She returned to LMU for the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach, aiding in the development of the team’s guards in addition to all aspects of the school’s recruiting efforts. She also was responsible for the program’s community outreach, special events, clinics and summer camps, in addition to coordinating the team’s video exchange operations.
Prior to her year coaching at her alma mater, Ziemann spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Utah (2009-11), coordinating all areas of recruiting for the Thunderbirds while contributing to on-court practices and game-day strategies. While in Cedar City, Utah, Ziemann mentored three all-conference selections and assisted with a program that posted 16 wins her final year - the most victories at SUU in seven years.
Ziemann gained her start in the coaching ranks at the high school level, serving as an assistant coach for one season (2008-09) at Edison HS in Huntington Beach, Calif. The Chargers claimed the Sunset League championship and a CIF runner-up finish before reaching the quarterfinals in the state playoffs. Ziemann tutored three all-league guards, including one who earned league MVP honors.
During the final three months of her high school tenure, she also served as an assistant coach with the Swish Black basketball club team in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Ziemann earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount in business management, as well as a minor in economics, in May of 2006.