|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
Carla Houser begins her third season as associate head coach, and eighth season as an assistant coach, at Cal State Northridge. Houser's responsibilities include organizing all team travel, ordering and maintaining the team's equipment and working with the Matador post players. Since joining the Matador staff, Houser has been instrumental in the numerous accomplishments earned by her players. Under her tutelage, Houser helped guide LaJoyce King, Ofa Tulikihihifo, Katie Holloway and Jasmine Erving to various All-Big West Conference honors. In Houser's tenure, post players have set new school records in points and blocked shots. Houser has also spearheaded the Matadors' participation in the WBCA Pink Zone to raise breast cancer awareness and helped make the women's basketball program one of the most community-oriented teams on campus. Hired before the start of the 2002-03 campaign, Houser came to Northridge following a two-year head coaching stint at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. A native of Williamsport, Md., Houser is a 2000 graduate of UCLA, where she earned her bachelor's degree in sociology. Houser split her college career between James Madison and UCLA as a power forward. She also played professionally for club teams in Greece and France. Houser, who had a role in the movie "Love & Basketball" currently resides in North Hollywood.