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Former Cal State University, Dominguez Hills women's basketball assistant coach Brittney Blankenship was selected to lead the El Camino College-Compton Center program, starting with the 2015-2016 season.
Blankenship, who also starred four years at CSUDH as a point guard, coached for the Toros from 2009-2015.
"We are excited to welcome Brittney to the Compton Tartar family," said athletic director Eric Mendoza.
"Our administration is impressed with Brittney's passion for helping students succeed, in addition to her knowledge of the sport and her ability to recruit in our region. Above all else, Brittney is a positive role model for our students at the ECC Compton Center."
Blankenship said the opportunity to lead a college program in the same area she grew up, inspired her to accept the position.
"I'm both humbled and grateful that athletic director Eric Mendoza and the committee showed great confidence in hiring me for this position."
"As a person that thrives in a position of leadership, I am confident that I can be a valuable asset to Compton Center Athletics. The support I've received by both the college and community has been great. I really believe in this department and the Compton Center's vision. It is a great opportunity for any incoming student athlete to begin their college career; while continuing their academic success. "
After a standout four-year career (2004-07, 2008-09) as a floor general for the CSUDH
women's basketball program, starting in 100 games.
She went on to average 29.7 minutes per game and 8.9 points per game from the point guard position, helping to lead the Toros to a 69-42 record, including three appearances in the NCAA West Region tournament and the 2008-09 CCAA Championship title.
In the title game versus Humboldt State on March 3, 2009, Blankenship tallied 18 points and went 5-of-5 from the line to lead the Toros to a 74-69 victory, while also solidifying herself as one of CSUDH's all-time best line shooters.
As a senior, Blankenship went 83-93 from the line for a .892 percentage, placing her second on the Toros' all-time season-best list. The mark not only led the CCAA but also ranked 12th in the nation at the end of the season.
A southern California native, Blankenship was born and raised in Los Angeles, before moving to Palmdale where she attended Palmdale High School.
In her four years with the Falcons, she led them to three league championships and one CIF Southern Section semifinal appearance.
Blankenship earned her master's degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education, and her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in sports entertainment hospitality from CSUDH.
As a part-time faculty member at the ECC Compton Center, she also joins the school's Physical Education division.