Coach Caires poses with members of the 2009-10 PCAC Championship
team after receiving their rings.
Patty Medina started as an assistant coach with Grossmont College in
the spring of 2012.
Medina is excited to return home to Grossmont where she was a
student from 2004-2005.
“I am extremely flattered for the opportunity to coach at
Grossmont,” said Medina upon accepting the position in May 2012.
“I am excited because of coach Caires’ reputation, and the power
program she has built at Grossmont.”
“The reason I wanted to become a coach was the experience I had
watching coach Caires on the court while my friends played at
Grossmont,” Medina said.
Medina was previously an assistant at San Diego Mesa College from
At Mesa Medina was responsible for coordinating recruiting, travel
and fund raising. In addition, Medina also planned preseason and
in-season conditioning. She also assisted with academic advising and
Grossmont is the third stop for Medina who was a volunteer assistant
at Southwestern Community College in the 2010-2011 season. The
Jaguars earned their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Title
in over a decade during that season.
Before entering into the community college ranks, Medina spent six
years as an Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach at
Sweetwater High School. During Medina’s tenure, Sweetwater earned
its first League Championship in 15 years while hosting their first
C.I.F. playoff home game in the 35-year history of the school.
Medina played at Chula Vista High School, graduating in 2003. She
went on to play at Dominican University for one season before
returning to San Diego in 2004 to begin her coaching career.
Medina still finds time to play in adult recreational
basketball leagues around the city in her free time.
Coach Medina earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2009 from
San Diego State University. Medina will earn her Master's Degree in
Education from National University in the summer of 2012.
Medina is single and lives in San Diego with her son, Jahlani.