BS, Biology, Washington State University
Daron Santo enters his first year as the head coach for women's basketball at CBC. Santo spent the last four years as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator for future hall of fame head coach Cheryl Holden.
The Hawks won two NWAC Championships in three seasons with Santo as the top recruiter.
Prior to his appointment at CBC, Santo was the Head Girl's Basketball Coach at Prosser High School from 1999 to 2008. After taking over the Prosser program in 1999 and building from a 3-18 record, his teams' record improved each year including four straight seasons of 17 wins or more in his final four years at Prosser. Santo led the Mustangs to 7th- and 3rd-place finishes at State in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Santo was the Boy's Varsity Assistant Coach for Prosser during the 2009-10 season before arriving at CBC.
Coach Santo has a Bachelor's degree in Biology and currently works as a lab technician in agricultural research. Santo is also a USPTA certified tennis pro and lettered in tennis at Yakima Valley Community College and Washington State University.
BA, Mechanical Engineering, Air Force Academy
MA, Business Administration, Chapman University
Ashley Williams enters her first year as the Hawks' top assistant. An All-State basketball athlete in high school, Williams was recruited to play basketball at the United States Air Force Academy.
Williams lettered all four years at Air Force where she was selected to the All-Conference Team in both her junior and senior seasons. She was named the USAFA MVP as a senior.
After her playing career, Williams served as Head Coach of the USAFA Preparatory School women's basketball team for two seasons where she also taught mathematics. Williams served an additional two years as an assistant coach and Senior Military Recruiter for the USAFA women's basketball team.
Coach Williams then served as an intern for the San Antonio Spurs, developing a coach's instruction
manual and video with Gregg Popovich, head coach of the
NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs.
Following her time with the Spurs, Williams worked as Executive Director of Kid's Sports Network in San Antonio, conducting coaching certifications for youth coaches in the Spurs' Drug Free Basketball League. Williams also directed the team's community outreach program - Spurs Fan Fiesta.
Ashley is married to Lee. They have two sons, Noah (13) and Carson (9).
Alexandria Allen begins her second stint as an assistant coach with Columbia Basin College. She served in the same capacity during the 2010-11 season under former CBC head coach Cheryl Holden.
Coach Allen starred on the hardwood for CBC basketball from 2006-08. As a member of a team composed mostly of first-year players, the Hawks qualified for NWAC's and made a solid run into the post-season, finishing seventh at the championship tournament.
As a sophomore, with a loaded roster of returning players, CBC was ranked as the top team-to-beat in women's basketball. They did not disappoint. The Hawks went wire-to-wire as the top-ranked team, losing one game to an NWAC opponent. Posting a 28-3 overall record, the Hawks claimed their second NWAC Championship in program history.
Alex transferred to the College of Idaho where she led her team to a 29-5 overall record, qualifying for the National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
Following her initial stint on the CBC coaching staff, Alex coached at Centralia High School as the JV head coach, while assisting with the varsity.
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