MEET THE COACHES
Get to know the dedicated coaches and passionate staff behind Salt Lakers. We come from all different backgrounds, and we are united in sharing our passion for coaching female athletes. We are an all-female staff, that strives to teach the principles of discipline, leadership, and respect.
Head Coach- Club Coordinator
Erica joined the Salt Lakers coaching staff in 2015 & after taking a break in 2017, she decided to come back to Salt Lakers in 2020 to take on the role of coaching our youth teams (grades 3rd-8th). Erica played high school basketball at Judge Memorial High, where during her senior season in 2010, she averaged 24.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in route to guiding her Bulldog team to the 2010 Division 3A Simi-Final. For her efforts, Erica was named 1st team All State for the fourth time. She set many scoring records & still holds the three-point record for most 3's in a season, 87, and 3's in a career, 250. Of her many athletic accomplishments, Erica is especially proud of starting her quest to achieve her dreams to attend college, by joining the Salt Lakers from 2005 to 2010.
Following her very successful high school career, Erica played collegiately at Snow College beginning in 2010 & after becoming a Jr College All American she moved on to Boise State University. While at BSU, Erica was best known for her unselfish play, offensive scoring, 3-point shooting & relentless work ethic.
Erica brings her knowledge of the game to the Salt Lakers family & looks forward to working with all of her players to help them achieve their dreams on & off the court.
Head Coach- Player Development
Former Utes standout, Lani Rodrigues is in her third year with the Salt Lakers. Lani grew up in Hawaii where she attended Roosevelt High School before transferring to Kalani High School as a senior, ranked No. 2 in the state of Hawaii, was two-time OIA East Division Player of the Year. She led both Kalani (2008) and Roosevelt (2006 and 2007) to state titles, receiving first-team all-state & named Roosevelt HS MVP in 2006, 2007. Lani played on the Mayor Mufi Hanneman's All-Star "Team Aloha" that was the Nike Storm Tournament champions & involved with the Kalakaua Foundation Basketball Clinic.
After high school, she received a full basketball scholarship to the University of Utah. Her freshman year, she played in 34 games, starting three. She helped lead her team to the Mountain West Tournament championship game losing an overtime heartbreaker to San Diego State University & later competing in the WNIT tournament. After college she spent the 2013-14 playing Professional Basketball in Germany for the Wolfenbüttel Wolfpack. After returning to Utah in 2015 she started coaching as a West High assistant. Lani's enthusiasm for the game shines through her hard work & commitment she has for the development of young ladies on & off the court. She strongly believes that the process is just as important as the results.
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