Three members of the program make the trip to a Henderson elementary school.
Kim Ortega is in her second year on the Lady Rebel staff after spending four seasons as an assistant women's basketball coach at Seward County CC in Liberal, Kan., from 2005-09.
She helped the Saints to a 110-24 overall record, which included a third-place finish in the 2007 NJCAA national championship. Ortega also coached a total of two NJCAA and WBCA All-Americans during her time on the bench. After the 2009 season, Ortega moved to Las Vegas, and spent the past year as a volunteer assistant coach at Centennial High School, one of the dominant teams in the area that would eventually win the 2011 state title.
A native of Logandale, Nev., Ortega played at Moapa Valley High School before moving to play two years at Seward County CC (2000-02). She scored 35 points in the championship game to help the Saints complete a 38-0 record and win the 2002 NJCAA national championship, and was named the MVP of the tournament. Ortega was also the 2002 WBCA-NJCAA National Player of the Year and a two-time NJCAA and Kodak All-American.
She then transferred to TCU for her final two years, and twice helped the Lady Frogs reach the NCAA Tournament as well as the 2003 Conference USA championship. After receiving her bachelor's degree in Spanish from TCU in 2004, she spent a year playing for the Birmingham Power in the National Women's Basketball League before moving on to her coaching position at SCCC, where she was an ESL classroom instructor as well.
She is currently enrolled in the graduate program at UNLV, working on her master's degree in the graduate education and clinical studies department.
Education TCU, 2004 - Bachelor of arts degree in Spanish
Coaching Assistant Coach - Seward County (2005-09)
PLAYING EXPERIENCE Seward County CC, 2000-02 TCU, 2002-04 Birmingham Power (NWBL), 2005