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Coach Woods

Head Coach: Denise Woods

Year(s) at Southwest: 2nd


Phone: (323) 241-5348

College: Univ. of Southern California (’01)


Coach Woods began her coaching career at CSU Northridge as an assistant. From there, she took an assistant coaching position at West LA College. During her third season with WLAC, she was offered a head coaching position at View Park Prep High School in Los Angeles. While at View Park, she also inherited the position of Athletic Director. During her 7 year tenure, she led the girls basketball team to 3 consecutive City Championships, as well as 4 straight undefeated league championships, and once made it to the C.I.F. Southern California Division V Regionals, where they were the runner-ups.


Coach Woods’ philosophy is based on the 4 D’s:

Discipline, Defense, Demeanor, and Dedication.


Coach Woods was born and raised in the Bay Area (Richmond, Ca), and began her college career at the University of San Francisco before transferring to the University of Southern California. As a senior, she was a starter and led the Pac-10 in block shots. She was also a member of the All PAC-10 Academic team both her junior and senior seasons. Coach Woods eventually went overseas and played professionally in Austria, before playing domestically in Houston.


Coach Woods earned her Bachelors and Masters degree from USC in Communications while competing as a scholarship athlete for the Women of Troy. She received her Doctorate degree from UCLA in Public Health. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, competing on recreation basketball teams, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.


Goal(s) for the season: “Compete every game, get better everyday, and create responsible student-athletes who are ready to move to the next level athletically and academically.”


Coach Krystle

Assistant Coach: Krystle Evans

Year(s) at Southwest: 2nd


College: Univ. of California, Los Angeles



Coach Krystle is entering her 2nd season as an assistant coach at Southwest.

As a Crenshaw High School (Los Angeles, Ca) standout student-athlete, she accepted a scholarship to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A career ending knee-injury led Krystle to counseling high school students for the Vice Provost for Pre-College Scholars.

While at UCLA she was a Blue and Gold Scholar, McNair Scholar, and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on U.S. Government. Her distinguished service and outstanding achievements have been recognized by numerous professional, civic, and church organizations on the local, state, and national levels. Some of her awards include: Distinguished Public Service Award, LAUSD Trailblazer Award, Marguerite LaMottes’ Rosa Parks Leadership Award, SHEroes of the Present, Distinguished Counselor of the Year, and the Superior Service Award.


Coach Krystle coached with Coach Woods for 4 seasons at View Park High School before coming to Southwest.


Coach Krystle is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is the Founder/CEO of Mahogany Madness, Inc.


Goal(s) for the season:  "We have a young team, so my goal is to teach our players sound fundamentals, intelligent handling of relationships, a sound system of play, and to instill in them the desire to win."


Coach Moore to the hole....

Assistant Coach: Cassady Moore

Year(s) at Southwest: 1st


College: Loyola Marymount University ('09)



Coach Moore is beginning her collegiate coaching career as an assistant here at LA Southwest College.


Coach Moore is a local to Los Angeles, born and raised in (Long Beach, Ca). Moore is a graduate from Robert A. Millikan High School in Long Beach.  At Millikan she was a four-year letter-winner, was named All-Moore League in her junior and senior year, and named to the All-CIF Division I-AA team her senior season.  After high school, she accepted an intercollegiate scholarship to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Ca (LMU). While at LMU, she received her Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, finished 3rd round in LMU’s International Business Ethics Competition and received Lisa Leslie Award given to the African American female graduating student-athlete with the highest GPA.


Coach Moore concluded her four-year collegiate career at LMU earning Honorable Mention All-West Coast Conference honors her senior year and LMU’s eighth all-time defensive stealer with 187 steals.  From there, Coach Moore pursued her basketball career overseas and played professionally in Chemnitz, Germany for the ChemCats.  After taking the ChemCats to DBBL Division II Championship, a career ending knee-injury led Moore to look for other ways to share her passion for basketball, leading her to team-up with the coaching staff at Southwest.


Goal(s) for the season: “Have fun, win, and help our players become competitors on the court, AND in the classroom.”

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