Women's Basketball

Jeff Cammon Fills First Coaching Staff

June 29, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. - New Long Beach State Women's Basketball head coach Jeff Cammon has assembled his staff for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, bringing in three fresh faces into the program as assistant coaches. Cammon has hired Bryan Camacho, Kevin Adams and Laura Dinkins to assist him as the Beach looks to return to the NCAA Tournament next season.

"I'm pleased, proud, and privileged to welcome Tipesa Moorer, Laura Dinkins, Kevin Adams, and Bryan Camacho to the Beach family," said Cammon. "All four have been people I could see myself working with if I was ever blessed to lead my own program. It has been a long process, but I'm very excited to finally make their additions official.

"Each of these talented individuals bring something different to the table which will allow us to push one another to be better coaches and people. My main goal during this process was to surround our young women with quality people that value education, operate with integrity, and have skill sets that will allow us to take this program to the next level."

Camacho joins a collegiate staff for a third time after spending nearly 20 years as a coach and administrator at the High school level. Most recently, Camacho has spent the last six season as the girl's basketball head coach at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, where he compiled a 165-44 overall record while leading the team to six straight CIF Tournament appearances as well as five Mission League titles.

 

 

In 2013, Camacho led the Warriors to the CIF Division III championship, and the next season, reached the Southern Region championship game in CIF Division I.

Cammon on Camacho:

"Bryan Camacho brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in women's basketball to the Beach. Bryan's professionalism, pride, and passion for the game is unmatched. He is one of the most respected coaches in the state of California after winning two state championships at two different high schools."

Kevin Adams comes to the Beach from Cal Poly-Pomona, where he was in his second stint as Associate Head Coach of the women's basketball program. During his first run with the Broncos, CPP reached five straight Division II NCAA Tournaments, and advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 2014.

During his time at Cal Poly-Pomona, Adams has helped develop three players named the CCAA Player of the Year as well as 15 All-CCAA honorees. Adams has also previously spent time on the women's basketball staff at San Diego State and Cal Baptist.

Cammon on Adams:

"Kevin is an up and coming coach that has a reputation as a tireless worker. He has built great rapport with coaches on the west coast and those ties will be valuable here at the Beach. He is a man of integrity and will be a great mentor for our student-athletes."

Rounding out the staff is Laura Dinkins, who will join the Beach after spending three seasons at Fresno State. During her time at Fresno State, the Bulldogs reached the second round of the WNIT after the 2015-16 season, and fell just short of the NCAA Tournament last season after reaching the Mountain West Tournament Championship Game.

Dinkins is an established coach at the Division I level, with stops at Idaho State as well as at Northern Arizona, her alma mater where she was the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year and ranks second in Lumberjack history with 714 rebounds in her career.

Cammon on Dinkins:

"Laura is the ultimate professional. Her work ethic, passion for the game, and character is top notch. She has a reputation as a great recruiter and her west coast ties will be valuable for us going forward. She's also great on the floor and will be instrumental in development of our guards. She will be a wonderful role model."

In addition to the coaching hires, Long Beach State welcomes back former student-athlete and Director of Basketball Operations Tipesa Moorer. Moorer will resume her role with the program that she held for three seasons following her playing career at the Beach, where she was the team's leading scorer in her senior year as well as an All-Big West selection.

Cammon on Moorer:

"It's a pleasure to welcome Tipesa back to the Beach. It was important for me to have someone on staff who's understands the culture of Long Beach women's basketball, someone who has been through it before, and be someone the girls can relate too. Tipesa is an amazing young lady."
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