Holliday and Hunter Join San Diego Staff

San Diego has hired Jasmin Holliday as an assistant women’s basketball coach. Holliday worked the last four seasons at West Coast Conference-rival Loyola Marymount. Holliday spent one season each at LMU as a graduate assistant, administrative assistant, director of operations and assistant coach.

Holliday earned a master’s degree in educational studies at LMU.

Holliday joins Cindy Fisher‘s staff. About to begin her 15thseason as USD’s head coach, Fisher has led the Toreros to seven postseason tournaments and six seasons with 21 or more wins.

“First of all, Jasmin has a very, very bright future in women’s basketball,” said Fisher. “She is an excellent recruiter, she’s a great communicator, she’s a great teacher. She’s just everything you want in an assistant coach and a great role model for our young scholar-athletes.”

Holliday played collegiate basketball at the University of Oregon from 2008-12, finishing her career among the Ducks’ top-10 in career games played (124, T-2nd), steals (183, 7th) and blocks (109, 8th).

Holliday went on to play professionally with Huima in Aenekoski, Finland in 2012-13 and then with Gruner Stern Keltern in Keltern, Germany in 2013-14. She is a native of Chino Hills, Calif., and played at Ayala High.

“I’d like to thank Coach Fisher for allowing me to be a part of this special program,” said Holliday. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work at an awesome university with an incredible coaching staff. I’m beyond excited to get started and join a group of scholar-athletes, staff and coaches that have championship aspirations along with the work ethic to match.”

San Diego also announced the hiring of Deven Hunter as a graduate assistant. Hunter played collegiately at Oregon State where the Beavers advanced to the Final Four. She’s the sister of Toreros guard Sydney Hunter.

“Deven was a big part of building Oregon State to the level it was,” said Fisher. “She had a tremendous career there. She’s going to have a significant impact on our program. Playing at that level, bringing that kind of feel to our program, I think that’s really, really important.”