Coaching Staff

head Coach - andrea aguilar

Andrea Aguilar-Montalban is in her seventh year as head coach of the women's basketball program at San Diego City College. Her 2017-18 Knights became the first in the program's history to go undefeated (8-0) in the PCAC South as they claimed their second consecutive conference championship. The 2016-17 team won the final four PCAC South games to finish 6-2 and earn its first-ever conference title. 

As a result of Aguilar-Montalban's teams winning back-to-back titles and qualifying for the playoffs in those same years, she was named PCAC South Coach of the Year in both 2017 and 2018. The conference also selected Samera Henry (2017) and E'maniee Powell (2018) as the Most Valuable Players of their respective seasons with an additional eight players named to the All-PCAC South first team and four to the second team.

Aguilar-Montalban took over a program that went 1-23 in the season before she arrived and a total of 14 games in the previous three, but she quickly turned it around by going 12-15 overall in her first year (2012-13) and 7-5 in the PCAC. It was the first time the San Diego City College women's basketball team had achieved a winning record in the conference. 

The Knights won a total of 38 games in her first three seasons at City and they had a winning conference record in each of those seasons

In 2014-15, Andrea led the Knights to their best conference record (9-5) in the program's history at the time, taking third in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
It was the most PCAC wins the Knights have ever had in a PCAC season and it was also the first time that they've finished with a conference record at or above .600. Andrea coached the team to a 13-13 overall record in both 2013-14 and 2014-15, which is the best the Knights had done in their history until going 14-13 overall in 2016-17.

 Andrea earned a B.A. in General Studies with a concentration in Mathematics at National University. She completed her Master's in Coaching and Athletic Administration at Concordia University.

Coach Aguilar-Montalban, a San Diego native, competed in a variety of varsity sports at Eastlake High School in Chula Vista. As a basketball player she developed a love for the game, not only by leading her team as a two-year captain to three consecutive league championships, but by simultaneously coaching junior high and elementary school girls teams.

At Eastlake High, she received numerous League honors and was a two-time Union-Tribune All-Academic League selection. After high school, Andrea played collegiate basketball at Southwestern College where she received First team All- Conference for PCAC, California JC Scores Player of the Week and Pacific Coast Conference Athlete of the Week in addition to team honors. After red-shirting a year at Cal State Dominguez Hills, she returned to Chula Vista to teach in the SUHSD.

She began coaching girls basketball at her alma mater, Eastlake High, as the Head Jr. Varsity Coach and an assistant to the Varsity team. From 2009-11, she was the Head Women's Varsity Basketball Coach at Olympian High School. All three years, her teams made it to the CIF post season, culminating in 2011 with a trip to the quarterfinals.

Andrea's goal has been to teach and coach at the Community College level. She is committed to building and maintaining a successful women's basketball program at SDCC and she is looking for committed, hardworking student-athletes who have the desire to excel in the classroom and on the basketball court.

 If you're interested in being part of the SDCC women's basketball program, please e-mail Coach Aguilar-Montalban at GO KNIGHTS!

 Contact Information
Head Coach: Andrea Aguilar
Phone: (619) 388-3427
Office: P3-106

assistant Coach - bob aguilar

Coach Bob Aguilar has been Head Recruiter and Post's coach for the San Diego City College women's basketball program going on five years. His previous basketball coaching experience included Head Boys and Girls Basketball Coach at Montgomery High School in San Diego, Calif.

He was also selected head coach for the San Diego High School County All Stars for both Girls (1983) and Boys (1988). His previous college coaching experience included 10 years as Head Softball Coach at Southwestern Community College.

Coach Bob graduated from El Rancho High School (Pico Rivera, CA), earned an Associate of Science Degree at Rio Hondo College (Whittier,CA), a Bachelor of Arts Degree at San Diego State University and a Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Coach Bob is now a retired mathematics teacher and (football, basketball, wrestling and softball) coach from the Sweetwater Union High School District. He ended his career serving as an administrator at Southwest, Sweetwater, and Mar Vista High Schools.

assistant Coach - kailey rowan

Kailey Rowan returns for her 3rd season as an assistant coach for the San Diego City College Lady Knights. Coach Rowan is in charge of the team's strength and conditioning program throughout the year.

Rowan graduated from Sonoma State University in 2008 with her B.S. in Kinesiology. She played 2 years on the SSU women's basketball team and moved on to focus on her passion and career as a strength and conditioning coach/personal trainer.

Upon graduation, Rowan became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and moved to San Diego from Northern California. Over the past five and a half years, Rowan has been growing her personal training business, KRFIT, and continuing her education in the field she is most passionate about; sports and fitness. She will be finishing up her Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration in 2016.

assistant Coach - melanie san nicolas

Melanie San Nicolas is in her second year as an assistant coach for the San Diego City Lady Knights. Her goal for the women’s basketball team is to improve the skill of the point guards and shooting guards. San Nicolas played for Coach Andrea Aguilar-Montalban for two years at San Diego City College as starting shooting guard in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

She was selected to the All-Tournament team at the San Diego Mesa Invitational, Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention, Scholar Athlete award, All-PCAC team honorable mention, and the Lady Knight Award, all in the 2012-2013 basketball season.

During her sophomore year, she was selected as the Best Defensive Player for the Lady Knights and was also awarded with the Lady Knight Award. She received her associate’s degree from San Diego City College in May 2016 and she is currently working on receiving a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.

assistant Coach - dahlia rodriguez

Melanie San Nicolas is in her second year as an assistant coach for the San Diego City Lady Knights. Her goal for the women’s basketball team is to improve the skill of the point guards and shooting guards.