Buena High School has made school history by hiring Cynthia Hernandez to serve as the Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach. Coach Hernandez is the first female to fill this role for Buena since the 1970s. Hernandez is highly qualified with an extensive playing record in the area of women’s basketball at the collegiate level in NCAA tournaments and the Big Ten Conference representing Rutgers University.
Hernandez led the state in three-point shots during her collegiate playing time (shooting at 46.5%), at the national level, and was prolific during her time as a Buena High School athlete earning herself prestigious CIF championships and leadership roles. Buena held state titles in 1983 and 1984 as well as six CIF championships in 1979, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1996, and 1997. Coach Hernandez will be tasked with bringing the girls’ basketball program back to its former glory.
“As we continue to build Buena’s athletics program, we are proud to add Cynthia Hernandez as our Girls’ Basketball Coach. Cynthia brings with her a college level perspective that the girls’ basketball program has not seen before. Additionally, she will be a strong and positive role model, and emphasize the importance of being winners and models of integrity both on and off the court of play,” stated Principal Bobbi Powers.
Coach Hernandez brings with her a wealth of knowledge about student success and college readiness. Her coaching experience includes the Ventura College Women’s Basketball team, and she was a founding member of the VC Pirates Cove, connecting students to academic supports and connectedness to athletics. In this role, Cynthia gained an understanding of the critical importance of educational pursuits in partnership with athletic accomplishments.
For more information on Buena High School and their outstanding Athletics Program visit their website at https://www.venturausd.org/buena or contact Assistant Principal of Athletics, Mike Wise at 805-289-1826 orMichael.Wise@venturausd.org.