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Coaching Staff (2023-2024)


Tannea Nelson enters her second season as Head Coach of the Girl's Basketball program for Saint Mary's. Nelson is a graduate of El Cerrito High School where she played 4 years of varsity basketball for the Gauchos. Coach Nelson accepted a full ride basketball scholarship to Cal State Northridge where she competed for 4 years. In 1999, Coach Nelson began her coaching career as an Assistant Coach at Diablo Valley College from 1999-2001. From there, she continued her career as an Assistant Coach at Dominican University from 2003-2005. During her 2 years at Dominican University, the team experienced success and was ranked in the top 20 in the NAIA Division II polls. After coaching as an assistant, Coach Nelson was hired as the head coach at College of Marin in 2007. She spent the next 10 years at College of Marin as the head coach before stepping away in 2017. In the 2014-2015 season at Marin, Coach Nelson received Coach of the Year in the Bay Valley College. From there, Coach Nelson joined the Contra Costa College basketball program as an assistant in the fall of 2017 until the spring of 2020.


From an education standpoint, Coach Nelson has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminology from Cal State Northridge, and then earned a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Coach Nelson is looking forward to the upcoming basketball season consisting of young talent.

Varsity Head Coach 

Tannea Nelson email


Varsity Assistant Coach

Jannie Jackson email

Varsity Assistant Coach

Anna Stroter email

JV Co-Head Coaches

Patrick Rau email
Azure'D Nunley email