Trisha Senyo named softball coach at Chaffey College

Trisha (McCormick) Senyo has been named softball coach at Chaffey College.

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She takes over a softball program that struggled last season, both in the win column and in having enough players to field a team. The Panthers were just 11-26 overall and 4-11 in Foothill Conference play.

She spent last season as an assistant at Riverside Community College, working primarily with infielders.

She has also coached locally in travel ball so she has a good grasp of the talent in the area.

“The biggest thing will be getting to know the ins and outs here at Chaffey but everyone has been supportive and helpful,” she said. “There is a lot of talent in this area and there is no reason we can’t turn it around pretty quickly.”

Senyo, 29, worked at Division II Sonoma State from 2010 to 2014, serving as an assistant softball coach and as strength and conditioning coach for all of the school’s athletic teams.

She was a standout athlete locally, excelling on the softball team in her four years at the University of La Verne where she was an All-SCIAC selection.

Senyo and husband Mike, a strength and conditioning coach at Whittier College, reside in La Verne.



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Rob Lander named cross country coach at Chaffey College

Chaffey College has named a pair of new coaches as Rob Lander has been selected cross country coach while Trisha (McCormick) Senyo will direct the softball team.

Displaying lander 002.jpgLander has been a fixture in the local cross country scene, having served as head coach at Claremont High School since 2004, a position he had to give up to take the post at Chaffey.

He also had coaching stints at Sonoma State and Cal State Fullerton. He started out as an assistant at Claremont in the 1990’s before moving around a bit.

Chaffey will be reviving its program after a long absence, having last fielded a team in 1993. It will be looking to battle local power San Bernardino Valley which has been the dominant team in the Foothill Conference.

“Certainly there is a lot of high school talent in this area, some of the best teams in the state,” he said. “We’re looking to tap into that and we think we can be competitive right away.”

Lander spent two years at Mt. SAC, then got his undergraduate degree from Sonoma State. He later earned a Master’s from Cal State Fullerton.

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SBVC’s Susan Crebbin named women’s basketball coach at CS San Bernardino

Susan Crebbin is changing jobs but she isn’t going to far to do so.

Crebbin, who turned the San Bernardino Valley College program from doormat to title contender, has been appointed head coach at nearby Cal State San Bernardino.

Displaying sue_crebbin.jpgShe replaces Renee Jimenez who departed after two years top take the same position at Cal State San Marcos.

“I am very excited about the opportunity,” Crebbin said. “I am coming in late s there are some challenges but I am ready to handle them and get going.”

When Crebbin arrived from Northern California a decade ago, the SBVC program was practically non-existent. The school struggled to field a team and the losses far outnumbered the wins.

She went 212-89 overall, but more impressively led the Wolverines to a record of 112-22 in Foothill Conference play including a 59-3 slate over the last five seasons and unbeaten seasons in each of the last two years.

The Wolverines won seven conference championships in her last eight seasons and twice reached the state’s Elite Eight. She earned five conference coach of the year honors.

Crebbin told her players earlier in the week about the possible move. She met with a handful of her new players on Thursday, although most are not yet around.

Crebbin stressed her experience and knowledge of the area, the same in which she recruited for her previous job. There has been negative publicity surrounding San Bernardino recently but that doesn’t scare Crebbin off.

“I think it’s just a matter of going out and meeting the players and their families and getting them here on campus so we can show them what we have to offer.” she said. “Once we get people here they’ll realize it’s different than what they perceived.”

Crebbin said the biggest difference will be dealing with NCAA regulations which will be new to her.

“The basketball part will be easy,” she said. “The learning curve will be all the NCAA stuff but I have great people here I can go to and lean on for right now.”

Crebbin becomes the eighth coach in CSUSB program history and takes over a program that went 19-9 last season and reached the CCAA Tournament semifinals.

“We don;t have a lot of players but the ones that are here are really good/ Now I just need to go scramble and find a few more.”

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