A former player with several years of coaching staff experience at both the Division I and II levels, Britinee Yasukochi was named an assistant coach at UC San Diego in July 2019.
“It’s wonderful to add Britinee to our coaching staff,” said UC San Diego head coach Heidi VanDerveer. “Britinee brings tremendous coaching experience in both the CCAA, Big West and West Coast Conference. She is from Oceanside, played at The Bishop's School and Yasukochi family is engrained in the SoCal basketball landscape.
“Having coached Britinee at Occidental College, I know her commitment to basketball and her dedication to academics. She was a tremendous leader and wonderful teammate in college, and those qualities translate in her desire to help young women reach their potential and achieve their goals.”
Yasukochi comes from Cal State East Bay, where she spent three seasons prior to coming to La Jolla. She had a lead role in recruiting, coordinating travel, equipment, video scouting and social media, helping the Pioneers win the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Tournament championship in 2015-16.
Yasukochi also served as Cal State East Bay’s camp director, managing and overseeing marketing and promotions to increase attendance.
As assistant coach at the University of San Francisco from 2014-16, Yasukochi played a key role in recruiting, academics, video breakdown and scouting. She helped lead the Dons to the 2015-16 West Coast Conference Tournament championship en route to their first NCAA Tournament berth in 20 years.
In addition, Yasukochi spent three seasons as video coordinator and director of basketball operation at UC Davis. She produced scouting reports, coordinated travel, supervised team managers, conducted alumni outreach, scheduled camps and clinics and handled social media.
A native of Oceanside, Calif., Yasukochi had a prep career at The Bishop's School in La Jolla. She went on to attend Occidental College, where she played collegiately under VanDerveer.