Women's Basketball Coaches

Patrick Cunningham

Patrick Cunningham

Head Coach
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Sixteen consecutive seasons of 17 wins or more and 18 straight years of Patrick Cunningham leading the program to success. Now in year 19, he's the only coach the program has ever known, having been hired away from Yavapai College in Prescott (where he was a longtime men's and women's assistant basketball coach) in 1999 to build the program from the ground up. Since then, it's been nothing but success for the cardinal & gold under Cunningham, with a pair of 30-win seasons, 3 ACCAC Regular Season titles, 8 Region I Finals appearances, 12 playoff berths, and one Region I Championship (in 2002) and the trip to the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament that went along with it (which included the Lady Mats' first-ever national tournament win). Cunningham has never led a Matador team to a losing record, and that sustained success has brought sustained national respect as the Lady Mats are perennial residents of the NJCAA Women's Basketball Poll, having risen as high as #2 at one point. They also finished with a national ranking of 8th, 17th, and 11th over a three-year stretch from 2002 to 2004. During their 17 years of existence, the Matadors have produced 13 NJCAA All-American players, 5 State Farm WBCA All-Americans, 2 NJCAA All-Academic Honorees and have sent more than 25 student-athletes to Division I programs. Cunningham knows about job security, since his coaching resume' spans nearly 20 years but only involves two programs: AWC & Yavapai. Cunningham is currently a Professor for the Business and Liberal Arts Division (BLAD) at AWC in addition to his coaching duties. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Economics from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He's also been a bank manager and financial administrator in the professional world. Cunningham resides in Yuma with his son, Logan, wife Nellie, and her daughters, Nadia and Sabrina.


Brittany Mayclin

Brittany Mayclin

Assistant Coach

Brittany Mayclin is back for a second season with the Lady Matador coaching staff. A Minnesota native, Mayclin starred for one season at North Dakota State College of Science and led the team in points, rebounds and assists as a freshman point guard. After earning her Associate's Degree, she transferred to Division II Minnesota State University Moorhead and played for three more seasons. She led her team in assists for two seasons and also made multiple Academic All-Conference teams. After graduating with her Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Coaching, Mayclin moved to San Luis to be a PE and Health teacher while also coaching both boys and girls basketball as well as softball. In 2014, she transitioned to Cibola to teach Health and PE while working as the JV girls basketball coach. She still teaches PE and weight training during the day. Mayclin has been an AAU coach since 2007 with her father's organization. Her parents, Tim and Lora, still live in Minnesota, and her sister and brother-in-law live in Oregon. Mayclin enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as her dog, Prince, staying active and being outside.


Daryl Harrison

Daryl Harrison

Assistant Coach

Daryl Harrison joins the Lady Matador basketball program this season for his first taste of collegiate coaching. Harrison started his coaching career by coaching club basketball in 1996 with the Runnin Rebels Basketball program out of San Diego after getting out of the Army. He coached at a few different High Schools throughout San Diego and worked with both boy’s and girl’s programs. A California native, Harrison moved to Yuma in 2009. He became the girl's JV assistant coach at Yuma High from 2015-2017. Coach Harrison is also a director for Phenom America. He helps scout both the playersand coaches that are invitied, and he also coaches at each of the national camps held in San Diego. Daryl has three children, daughters Brittany and Paiton and a son Tanner, and 2 grandchildren.


Alan Pruitt

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Alan Pruitt joins the Lady Matadors as their strength and conditioning coach this season. He is a fitness professional and certified personal trainer who started his fitness career at Arizona Western College in 2013. Coach Pruitt holds multiple national athletic coaching certifications in adaptive sports, running, indoor rowing, swimming, and sports performance. He graduated from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate student at American Military University in exercise science and human performance. Originally from Georgia, and retired from the US Marine Corps, he has called Yuma home since 2007.


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