Christina Barclay Hired as Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball Team

Biola alumna and former Women’s Basketball player returns to serve as coach

Oct. 21, 2015 By Angelene Wong

Barclay played on the Biola women’s basketball team during her four years as an undergraduate student. She received a bachelor’s degree in cinema and media arts with an emphasis in screenwriting in 2011. After living in Santa Rosa, Calif. for the past four years, Barclay returned to Los Angeles this year to pursue a job as a writer. Although she continues to write for film, Barclay believes she can continue to integrate Biola basketball into her life.

“Not playing basketball for four years — coming back, I did not realize how much I missed it. And I really, really missed it, especially at Biola,” said Barclay.

 

As a student, Barclay played on the basketball team for four years as a 6-foot-4-inch post player. Now as assistant coach, she focuses on coaching the post players and leads the strength training program.

 

Head coach Alan Nakamura decided to hire Barclay as a Biola’s women’s basketball assistant coach because he wanted a recent graduate to lead the team and provide wisdom. Both Nakamura and Barclay believe her time on the Biola women’s basketball team allows her to make a unique impact on her players.

 

“Everything is kind of fresh in my mind and I’m able to impart everything that I’ve learned onto these girls,” Barclay said. “I think it makes me more approachable to the girls because out of all of the coaches, I’m the one that’s closest to their age. I can relate to them better.”

 

Barclay, who played for 13 years prior to attending Biola, notes that all of the training she received in her basketball career allows her to be an effective coach. However, Barclay is still trying to find balance between her and the other coaches’ techniques.

 

“It’s a different type of play and a different type of offense when you have a new head coach because [Coach Alan Nakamura] is bringing a lot of what they did from Point Loma [University],” said Barclay. “It’s just kind of about finding that balance.”

 

Barclay’s time at Biola also allows her to share her experience with her team. As a film major, Barclay did not have much spare time to socialize with her teammates both on and off the court. She notes that as a student, much of her day was spent either doing homework or attending practices. She realizes that while focusing on school responsibilities is important, students must take advantage of the community at Biola.

“I found it fun to write and that was my little world at the time,” Barclay said. “I want [the girls] to make the most out of their experience here.”

Barclay, who currently resides in La Mirada, Calif., is thankful to return to Biola and is excited to immerse herself in the school. During her time away, she realized that Biola offers an environment that is unlike anywhere else.

“Being active and back on campus at Biola is such a joy for me ...” Barclay said. “I really missed the community here.”

Written by Angelene Wong. For more information, contact Jenna Loumagne, media relations specialist, at (562) 777- 4061 or jenna.l.bartlo@biola.edu.

 
[<Category: Athletics>]

Comments

  • Bogdan Vladislav Oct. 19, 2020 at 3:55 AM

    HAVE YOU BEEN IN SEARCH FOR GENUINE HACKER'S ONLINE?. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MONEY TO BINARY OPTION SCAM OR ANY ONLINE SCAM WHATSOEVER?. WELL, YOU HAVE FOUND REDEMPTION IN ASORE CORP. asorehackcorp@gmail.com Asore Corp is a Russian based group of multinational Hacker's, an affiliate of Evil Corp. We have mutual interests obliged to fight online scam and scammers in general. In doing this, we make sure by all means necessary that our clients get the best of services on a🔐PAYMENT AFTER JOB IS DONE BASIS✔️. Rather than send money and trust a criminal to fulfill your deal, you can make sure the job is done before WORKMANSHIP is paid for. You'll get excellent customer service. That's a 100% guarantee. ⚠️ BEWARE OF FRAUDSTARS if you have been a VICTIM, contact : ✅ mercurycrimewatch@gmail.com for directives. Here, it's always a win for you. Having been on various headlines since 2004 hitherto, Asore Corp hosted a conference in August 2006 tagged "The Hacker's profile", which was anchored by Morgan Marquis Boire a then Hacker at Microsoft. Also, Asore Corp have acquired a hall of fame well deserved for solving tedious puzzles shocking the internet countless times. We possess highly qualified hackers recruited and registered under the right agencies.  Without any reasonable doubts, it is no news that Asore Corp offer one of the best Hacking services world wide.  Amongst others, services we offer are listed 📌as follows : [ ] BinaryOption funds recovery [ ] Social media hack [ ] Recovery of loan scam [ ] Recovery of dating scam [ ] E mail hack [ ] College score upgrade [ ] Android & iPhone Hack [ ] Website design [ ] Website hack etc. CONTACT: 🤳asorehackcorp@gmail.com ▪︎︎ WHATSAPP: +1 (512) 601-0445 Copyright ©️ Asore Cyber Corp 2020. All rights reserved.

  • DEAN THOMAS Nov. 12, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Dear Sir I am a direct Mandate to a genuinely renowned Investment Finance Company offering Cash & Asset Backed Financial Instruments on Lease and Sale at the best rates and with the most feasible procedures. Instruments offered can be put in all forms of trade and can be monetized or discounted for direct funding. For Inquiry contact. Email: longmornprojectsfinance@gmail.com Skype ID: longmornprojectsfinance@hotmail.com Whatsapp: +1(330)333-0498 Warm Regard Dean Thomas

  • michael smith Nov. 23, 2020 at 6:40 PM

    If you really want to resolve cyber or database related issues, you definitely have no choice but to contact Cyber demon Services via Cyberdemonhacker432@gmail.com It took me quite a while to get through to them, but it was worth it in the long run. They went into the database of my dream company and entered my name. Regardless of the COVID-19, I have my dream job and work from home under quarantine. Cyber demon and his team are simply the best. They offer many other services like phone hack, email hack,recovery of documents from encrypted databases, credit enhancement, credit correction of school grades, correction of transcription Retrieving Passwords and Emails, Hacking Social Network, Tracking and Monitoring, Stock Market Cheats and Much More Contact them today at Cyberdemonhacker432@gmail.com and experience a whole new trend in cyber and hacking activity with short and prompt responses around around the clock. Their top professionals are always at your disposal

Post a Comment

Your email will not be published as part of your comment.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
1-562-903-6000
© Biola University, Inc. All Rights Reserved.