When Jaclyn Johnson was asked to take over the girls' basketball coaching duties at Bellarmine-Jefferson High prior to the 2010-11 season, the former Guards standout player had to live up to high expectations.
In the previous eight years, former coach Bryan Camacho built the program into one of the most successful in the state. He accumulated a 183-50 record and had a .785 winning percentage. In addition, Bell-Jeff won three straight Santa Cruz League titles, a CIF Southern Section title in 2009 and captured a state championship the same year.
Her accomplishments throughout the course of the last two seasons saw Johnson keep Bell-Jeff's winning tradition going. However, after just two seasons leading the Guards' program, Johnson is stepping down to take a job in the athletic department at Santa Monica City College.
During her tenure, Bell-Jeff went 47-14 for a .770 winning percentage, and notched a 16-0 record in the Santa Cruz League, capturing two league crowns. The Guards also advanced to the CIF Southern Section semifinals in both seasons and earned two wins in the state playoffs.