Ciara Carl joined the Aztec basketball staff as an assistant coach on July 15, 2013. Carl directs the Aztecs’ scouting efforts, works with the team’s guards, and recruits.
Carl assisted in the signing of the nation’s 23rd-ranked incoming class (according to Prospects Nation) for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Working closely with the Aztecs' point guards, in 2016-17, she directed Geena Gomez to the league's sixth-best 3-point field goal percentage (.360). Additionally, since Carl began serving on SDSU’s coaching staff, SDSU collected at least one all-MW honor each season.
During her one season at Metro State, Carl helped coach the Roadrunners to 21 victories and a spot in the NCAA Division II tournament, where they advanced to the second round. Under her tutelage, five Metro State players garnered all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference accolades, including Kristin Valencia, who was named the league’s defensive player of the year. As a team, the Roadrunners led the RMAC in scoring defense (51.2 ppg) and limited opponents to a league-worst .350 field-goal percentage.
Carl also witnessed success during her tenure at Cal Poly Pomona from 2010-12, as the Broncos compiled a two-year mark of 47-14 (.770) and made a pair of NCAA DII tournament appearances, including a berth in the Elite Eight in 2011. During that season, Carl assisted in the development of senior guard Reyana Colson, who earned All-America honors after capturing the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s Most Valuable Player award.
Prior to arrival at CPP, Carl gained valuable coaching experience during stops with the San Diego Sol, the San Diego Super 60 League, as well as her prep alma mater, Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, N.C.
As a collegian, Carl starred at point guard for PLNU, helping the Sea Lions compile an 83-27 overall record in her final three seasons. During that stretch, PLNU made three consecutive trips to the NAIA tournament, capped by a Final Four appearance in 2005. She still holds the school’s career record with 647 assists and ranks second with 277 steals.
Carl received her undergraduate degree in exercise science from PLNU in 2005 and earned her master’s of science degree from California University (Pa.) in 2006 with an emphasis
A native of Los Angeles, Carl was raised in Cary, N.C., before graduating from Saint Mary’s School in 2000. In addition to earning all-state honors in basketball as a senior, Carl also lettered in volleyball and golf during her prep career.
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Carl's Previous Coaching Experience