Cecilia Russell-Nava is entering her eighth year as a member of the UCI women's basketball staff and fourth as associate head coach. Russell-Nava has been instrumental in the Anteaters' recent success that was highlighted by the program's first Big West regular-season championship and first victory in a national postseason tournament in 2022-23. She has also been part of three of UCI's five 20-win seasons, including a school-record 25 victories last year. She recently reflected on her coaching career as well as her background and how it has helped shape who she is today.
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