CJ Pace | Head Coach
CJ Pace became the seventh women’s basketball head coach in CSUMB history on June 5, 2018. She comes directly from spending the previous two seasons as the head coach at East Georgia State.
The Bobcats enjoyed considerable success under Pace. The won 20 games in 2017 and advanced to consecutive GCAA Final Fours in 2017 and 2018. Pace earned 2017 GCAA Coach of the year honors with Bobcat sophomore Shunseere Kent earning player of the year accolades.
At CSUMB, Pace returns to NCAA Division II basketball after a three–year absence. She spent the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons as an assistant coach at Armstrong State in Georgia. Her stint in Savannah includes a Peach Belt Conference East Division title and a run to the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 in 2014.
Before her coaching career, Pace started 24 games for Dawn Staley's first team at the University of South Carolina where she helped lay the foundation for what has become one of the nation's premier collegiate programs. She ranked among the SEC's leading rebounds at 5.9 rebounds per game with finishing fourth on the team at 7.6 points per game in her senior season.
Following her Gamecock career, she played two seasons of professional basketball, averaging 24 ppg for Santarem (Portugal) and 26 ppg for Misonès (Peru).
Pace began her coaching career as an assistant at Chipola College, where she starred as a freshman and sophomore for the Indians. She then spent a season as an assistant at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta before moving on to Armstrong.
Uchenna Faumuina–Eze | Assistant Coach