Jorge Cerna is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Aztecs, after spending two seasons as the team's director of player development.
In his current position, Cerna helps with all elements of the program, including recruiting, scouting of future opponents, coordinating of all electronic and hard mail correspondence and player development. On the court, he works directly with the SDSU forwards and centers.
Cerna has been a part of the Aztec basketball staff that has guided the program to two NCAA tournament bids, including a spot in the 2010 NCAA Sweet Sixteen. SDSU also logged back-to-back 20-win campaigns and has claimed both an MWC regular season and conference championship title during his stay.
In his former role as the team's director of player development, some of his job duties included coordinating film exchange, editing game and practice film, developing team highlight videos and supervising student managers.
Cerna graduated from Christian High School in 2001, where he played four years of varsity basketball. While a student at San Diego State, he coached at Marian Catholic High School from 2002-05, serving as the boys' freshman team coach as well as an assistant with the boys' and girls' varsity squads.
The San Diego native became a student manager for the Aztec men's basketball team in May 2005, and over the next three seasons helped with practice set-up, game statistics, summer camps and team travel. Cerna supervised other student managers and helped the squad's video coordinator with film exchange and game scout edits.
Cerna earned his bachelor's degree in social science in December 2006, and recently received his master's of arts degree in kinesiology from SDSU in 2010.
He and his wife, the former Sarah Schuetz, were married earlier this year.
The Jorge Cerna File