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Lauren Kawahara
Lauren  Kawahara

Director of Operations

4th Year


Women's Basketball to Host Alumni Game & Reception on January 19

All alumni attendees will receive two free tickets to LBSU-Cal State Fullerton game at 4 p.m.


Long Beach State women's hoops set to host open practice and clinic on Saturday

49er fans can get a first-hand look at the team as they continue to prepare for their season opener

Lauren Kawahara enters her fourth year as the director of operations for the Long Beach State women's basketball program.

In her three years as the director of operations, the 49ers have made their first postseason appearance in 13 years (WNIT) and advanced to the Big West title game for the first time since 2001. In 2012-13, LBSU (16-16) also posted its most victories in a season since 2005-06.

Kawahara served as a student manager for the Long Beach State women's basketball team in 2009-10. She assisted with all team management duties at practices and games, while also working closely with the coaching staff on the recruitment database and other administrative tasks.

During her time as a student at LBSU, Kawahara also worked as an event management supervisor and marketing intern.

Kawahara has coached girls' basketball for the past four years, serving as a head coach for South Bay Friends of Richard (F.O.R.) and as an assistant head coach for the girls' varsity team at Harbor Teacher Prep Academy (2007-09). In addition, she created and directed a basketball camp for the Healthy-Start program at 186th Street Elementary School in Gardena.

Kawahara graduated from Long Beach State with a bachelor's degree in operations management and management in 2010.

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