BERKELEY – California women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Gottlieb has announced the appointment of Jeff Cammon as an assistant coach to her staff.
Camon comes to Cal after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant with the Long Beach State women’s basketball program.
“This is a great day for our players, our staff and our program,” Gottlieb said of Cammon’s hire. “We are beyond excited to welcome Jeff to Cal and to our women's basketball family. There are so many ways that Jeff's presence will help enhance our program. Most notably, he is a man of incredible character, he will help develop our players on the court and mentor them off of it, he is a tremendous recruiter, and he has vast knowledge and experience when it comes to X's and O's.”
This past May, Cammon attended the prestigious Villa 7 Consortium at Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., the same invite-only convention that current California assistant Charmin Smith and Kai Felton attended.
“Our goals for Cal women's basketball remain lofty,” Gottlieb added. “We want to provide the best possible experience for our players while they are here and prepare them for life after graduation, all while competing for championships. Charmin and Kai are two of the best coaches in women's basketball, and in adding a person of Jeff's caliber to the staff, I am more excited than ever about our future.”
At Long Beach State, Cammon helped lead the program to five consecutive Big West Tournament berths. In 2012-13, the 49ers also earned an at-large bid to the WNIT, marking the program's first national postseason tournament game in 13 years.
In 2011-12, LBSU advanced to the Big West Tournament championship game after defeating No. 2 seed Cal State Northridge and top-seeded Cal Poly. It was the first time in 11 years that the Black & Gold reached the finals.
In 2009-10, Cammon helped the 49ers to a fourth-place finish in conference play and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the Big West Tournament. LBSU posted its first winning record in league play since 2005-06 with a 9-7 mark. Long Beach State returned to the Big West Tournament in 2010-11 after finishing sixth in the conference.
Cammon re-entered the collegiate coaching ranks after spending two years as the head girls' varsity basketball coach at Bishop Alemany High School, where he also taught history. Prior to that, Cammon had served as an assistant men's basketball coach at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Chaffey Community College and Alcorn State University.
As a student-athlete, Cammon was a three-year starting point guard and two-time team captain at Alcorn State. He helped lead the Braves to three conference championships and an NCAA Tournament berth in 2001-02.
Cammon earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Alcorn State in 2003 and a Masters of Education in Physical Education from his alma mater in 2005.
Jeff Cammon Coaching Career
2014 – present: California (Assistant Coach)
2009-14: Long Beach State (Assistant Coach)
2007-09: Bishop Alemany High School (Mission Hills, Calif.) (Girls’ Varsity Head Coach)
2006-07: Kentucky Wesleyan College (Men’s Assistant Coach)
2005-06: Chaffey Community College (Men’s Assistant Coach)
2004-05: Alcorn State (Men’s Graduate Assistant Coach)
2003-04: Diamond Ranch High School (Pomona, Calif.) (Boys’ Assistant Coach)