Coach and Athletic Liaison for College Counseling and Athletic Transportation Coordinator
“As the head women’s varsity basketball coach at LJCDS since 1997, I strive to inspire greatness for a better world by establishing a culture of excellence within our programs. It is my goal to develop strong leaders in our community and instill qualities of passion, toughness, resiliency, selflessness, interior accountability and unwavering commitment.”
As a coach, ninth-grade adviser, and athletic liaison for college counseling, Terri Bamford has taken on the task of helping to mold our students and student-athletes into future leaders. Coach Bamford is committed to assisting her athletes and advisees in becoming responsible, productive and successful individuals. She provides endless support to LJCDS students and seeks to teach the importance of leadership, teamwork, character and commitment both in the classroom and on the basketball court.
During her coaching tenure at LJCDS, Coach Bamford’s teams have won 14 league titles, 13 San Diego Section CIF titles, eight Southern Regional Championship titles and four State Championship titles. Coach Bamford was named the CalHi Sports Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2012. Thirty of Coach Bamford’s players have gone on to play Division I basketball.
Prior to her arrival at LJCDS, Coach Bamford served as head coach of San Pasqual High School’s girls basketball team and led Mira Costa College to two undefeated Pacific Coast titles. Prior to Mira Costa College, Coach Bamford led Palomar College to its first Pacific Coast Conference title in 1994.
Coach Bamford lives in Camino Del Sur, and her son Frankie, class of 2012, is an LJCDS lifer.