Coach Kent enters his sixth season with
UCSC as the most successful head coach in program history.
Over the past five seasons Kent has taken the Women's Basketball
program to unprecedented level of success by setting the school
record for wins in a season each of the past three years. The
program just completed their most successful season going 18-7
overall and having a program best 10 game win streak during the
months of January and February.
Kent's team has experienced tremendous success in the
classroom as well. During the 2012-13 season the team
finished with a 3.45 team GPA placing the 23 nationally in DIII.
This past year they again earned a team GPA above 3.4 which will
place them in with the top academic teams in the country for the
second year in a row.
Prior to UCSC Todd was at Seattle University where he spent
two seasons as an assistant coach helping the team to an overall
record of 46-20. During his second season at Seattle U the team
finished 20-9 during their first year transitioning to DI.
Prior to Seattle Todd was at La Salle High School in Yakima,
Washington where he was the Dean of Students, a teacher, and the
head girls Basketball Coach. In five seasons he compiled a record
of 106-23. He led his team to a class B State Championship in 2006
and was named Seattle Times Washington State B Girls Coach of the
Year. He was awarded the same honor in 2007 as well when he led his
team to a state runner-up finish. Todd was also the coach of the
Eastern Washington All-State Girls Team in the summers of 2006 and
2007. He has also made coaching stops at Highland HS, Rosalia HS,
Lind HS, and South Puget Sound Community College
Todd is a graduate of Eastern Washington University where he
earned his degree in Recreation and Leisure Service Management. He
received his Master’s In Teaching degree from Heritage
University in 2003. During his free time Kent enjoys hiking with
his family and mountain biking the many wonderful trails in the
Santa Cruz area, with his wife Stephanie, who is a Pediatric RN
Supervisor at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz. The
Kents are the proud parents of two daughters Frances (5) and Hazel