Women's Basketball Coaches
Head Coach Sta’Nisha Hersey
Sta’Nisha Hersey will be joining the OJC team as the new Women’s Basketball Coach for the 2018-19 year. Her most recent coaching experiences was at Dodge City Community College where she spent the last three years helping coach, recruit and train student athletes. She assisted in obtaining a 17-14 overall record the first year. Hersey worked to on guard player development during practice and offseason workouts. While at Dodge City Community College and working under Zach Loll, four-time former region 24 Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC) Coach of the Year, she was part of a basketball program that accomplished the most wins in the conference over a ten-year period.
Hersey also has coaching experience from the University of Southern Mississippi and Fort Scott Community College and playing experience at Garden City Community College and Pittsburg State University. Hersey has a proven track record and is known for mentoring young women both off and on the court. Hersey, originally from Shawnee, Kan., is married with a newborn. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Hersey’s goals for OJC’s women’s basketball program includes: Finishing the season with a team GPA of 3.35; finishing top 4 in Region 9 south; hosting the first round of Region 9 playoffs; having every player graduate with an associate degree; and making it to the NJCAA tournament.
“I am beyond excited to be coming to Otero and leading the Women’s Basketball program.” Hersey said.
Assistant Coach Jordan Bishop
Jordan Bishop, originally from Colorado Springs, is entering her third year as the assistant OJC Women’s Basketball coach. She will be assisting Sta’Nisha Hersey, who joined the OJC team as the new Women’s Basketball Head Coach this summer.
Bishop received her Associate of Arts degree in psychology from Northeastern Junior College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C.
Bishop’s goals are to develop OJC Women’s Basketball players into “next level” players (division 1 or 2), clinch the Region IX championship and qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament.
“I am excited to have a collegiate coaching opportunity straight out of college. Being a part of a new coaching staff will allow plenty of room to develop as a coach,” said Bishop.
Outside of work, Bishop enjoys exercise, biking, painting and teaching her dog new tricks.