Athletics Coaching Staff
Kaila'Shea Menendez
Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, Events & Community Engagement

Kaila'Shea Menendez was named Coordinator of Strategic Inititatives, Events & Community Engagement for UC San Diego Athletics in August of 2016 after spending one year as the department's Internal Operations Assistant.

Menendez is a 2012 graduate of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C. She was a four-year letterwinner in basketball for the Division I Catamounts of the Southern Conference from 2008-12. Menendez totaled 1151 points for her career, starting 65 of 123 games played as a guard and averaging 9.4 points per contest with 119 assists and 108 steals. She led Western Carolina at 12.2 points per game as a senior and was an All-SoCon selection and Team MVP.

Menendez, a native of Raleigh, N.C., earned her master's degree in sport administration from UNC Pembroke. She currently resides in Oceanside.

Position: Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives, Events & Community Engagement
Phone: 858-534-2902
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