SAN MARCOS — Palomar College women’s basketball coach Sheri Jennum of Carlsbad was inducted into the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on March 12, at the 2009 Women’s Basketball State Tournament, Banquet of Champions in Fresno.
Jennum was hired at Palomar in April 2005 as assistant coach to former women’s basketball head coach and current director of Student Affairs Sherry Titus. Jennum took over as the team’s head coach in September 2007 when Titus moved into the Student Affairs position.
Jennum holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral science and a Juris Doctorate degree in law. In addition to coaching, she is a licensed attorney practicing in Southwest Riverside County.
Beginning her playing career at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jennum transferred for her sophomore year to Fullerton College where she played point guard for Hall of Fame head coach Colleen Riley. That season, Fullerton went undefeated (29-0) while capturing the Southern California Championship and Jennum was named Most Valuable Player of the Southern California Tournament. She was also named Most Valuable Player in the Orange Empire Conference and became the first female in California named to the prestigious Kodak All-America team.
Upon finishing her playing career, she returned to Fullerton to work as assistant coach alongside her mentor, Coach Riley. That season, Fullerton finished runner-up in the State to Riverside City College.
In the 2008-2009 season, Jennum coached the Palomar team to a 26-5 finish; 14-0 conference. The team achieved Pacific Coast Conference Championship with back-to-back undefeated seasons. They are ranked third in Southern California and fourth in the state. The team was seeded into the playoffs in the fifth position in Southern California.
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