Angie Ned takes over as Women’s Basketball Head Coach at CSUN

CSUN Director of Athletics Shawn Chin-Farrell has announced Angie Ned as the next head coach of the Matadors’ women’s basketball team. Ned will be the 15th head coach in the 52-year history of the program.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome Angie Ned as our newest Matador women’s basketball head coach,” Chin-Farrell said. “Angie is perfectly prepared to lead our student-athletes to success on and off the court. We can’t wait to partner with Angie in building a championship women’s basketball program.”

Ned comes to CSUN after spending the past nine seasons as Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at California Baptist University. As a member of the CBU coaching staff for 10 seasons, the Lancers amassed a 230-80 overall record while winning the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season and tournament championships in 2023-24 and 2020-21. 

Her CSUN appointment marks a return to the Big West for Ned, who was a decorated student-athlete and then Director of Basketball Operations at UC Irvine. 

“I am humbled, excited, and sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next head women’s basketball coach at CSUN,” said Ned. “I want to thank Shawn Chin-Farrell and Sonia Hahn for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to helping our student athletes grow and developing into their best versions of themselves. We are going to do the work and be committed to the process as we compete in the Big West Conference!”

A former star for the Anteaters, Ned was a three-time All-Big West Conference selection. She was the first player to be honored as the Big West Defensive Player of the Year twice. She scored a career-high 37 points in a win over Loyola Marymount in 2007, the most points by a Big West player that year. She currently ranks tied for fifth in career scoring (1,333), and sixth in field goals made (485), free throw percentage (.755) and three pointers made (113). 

Ned began her coaching career as the assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach with Perris High School for the 2010-11 season. In her three seasons, the Panthers were second in the Sunbelt League and qualified for the CIF playoffs all three years. Three of her players went on to receive basketball scholarships. 

She then moved to collegiate ranks for her first stint at California Baptist for the 2013-14 season, helping guide CBU to the PacWest Tournament Championship game. After serving one season (2014-15) as Director of Women’s Basketball Operations at her alma mater, Ned returned to the Lancers in the summer of 2015.

The Lancers enjoyed tremendous success in Ned’s 10 seasons in Riverside. In addition to the WAC regular season and tournament championships in 2023-24, CBU has a second-place finish in conference play, as well as claiming the 2020-21 regular season and WAC Tournament championships. The Lancers also earned the program’s first two Division I postseason victories, first against New Mexico in round one of the 2021 WNIT. 

In 2022-23, the women’s basketball team finished 22-13 with a 13-5 conference record. The team’s 22 wins marked the third-straight 20-win season for the Lancers and five winning season since entering DI. CBU reached the WAC Championship game for the second time in three years after defeating #5 Utah Tech and #1 Stephen F. Austin. The Lancers were invited to the Women’s Basketball Invitational and brought home the championship, defeating North Dakota, Georgia Southern, and New Mexico State en route to the title.  

Ned graduated from UC Irvine, earning her bachelors’ degree in sociology in 2007, before completed her master’s in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia Irvine in December 2015.

Ned then played professionally CBV Binnenland (Holland) of the Dutch Premier League. She averaged 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.0 assists per game in an injury-shortened season before continuing her pro career in Portugal. With GD ESSA, Ned was the team’s leading scorer with 19.2 points a game (second in the league) and also averaged 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 assists.

“I can’t wait to provide opportunities for our student athletes to excel and enjoy their experience as a Matador,” added Ned.