After a stellar Matador career that catapulted her to Division I Robert Morris, Jolie Yabuka-Olingende returns to Arizona Western College for her second season on the bench in 2020-21.
Yabuka earned Region I and ACCAC Player of the Year awards and was named an NJCAA All-American in 2011-12 after dominating the glass in her sophomore season at AWC. A force on the inside, Yabuka finished third in the conference in scoring and second in rebounding while registering 13 double-doubles in her final 16 games as a Matador.
Yabuka brings years of knowledge crafted by competing at the highest level to Coach Patrick Cunningham’s staff helping him mold the current crop of student-athletes. Yabuka also uses that experience in helping to recruit future Matadors.
Another part of her duties on the AWC staff will also be to help mentor current student-athletes academically.
In addition to her coaching duties, Jolie also works in the financial aid department at AWC working with all student-athletes.