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OJC Press Release ID: 2854

Friday, October 19, 2018

OJC Announces New Athletic Staff


Throughout last spring and summer several new athletic department coaches and staff have been hired at Otero Junior College. OJC is proud to welcome them.

OJC New StaffJordan Beuere, is from Rio Rancho, N.M. and is the assistant women's volleyball coach. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from CSU-Pueblo and a Master's Degree in Sports Management from the University of Louisiana Monroe. Beuere has experience in coaching volleyball in Louisiana and Colorado. She also has experience teaching at elementary and middle school levels. Beuere enjoys indoor and beach volleyball, and game night with her family.


OJC New StaffCole Dewey, of Raleigh, N.C., was named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at OJC. Dewey played Division I basketball for four years at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. Dewey was the director of basketball operations / graduate assistant at Campbell University. Upon leaving Campbell University he was the assistant basketball coach at Garden City Community College, in Garden City, Kan. After his time at Garden City Community College, Dewey was the assistant basketball coach at South Plains College in Levelland Texas. He is currently serving as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. “I am beyond thrilled to be chosen as the head men’s basketball coach at OJC.” Dewey said. This is an incredible opportunity and I am confident in my ability to take on this roll as head coach.


OJC New StaffSta’Nisha Hersey, joined the OJC team as the new Women’s Basketball Coach for the 2018-19 year. Her most recent coaching experience was at Dodge City Community College where she spent the last three years helping coach, recruit and train student athletes. She assisted in obtaining a 17-14 overall record the first year. Hersey worked on guard player development during practice and off-season workouts. While at Dodge City Community College and working under Zach Loll, four-time former Region 24 Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC) Coach of the Year, she was part of a basketball program that accomplished the most wins in the conference over a 10-year period.

Hersey also has coaching experience from the University of Southern Mississippi and Fort Scott Community College and playing experience at Garden City Community College and Pittsburg State University. Hersey has a proven track record and is known for mentoring young women both off and on the court. Hersey, originally from Shawnee, Kan., is married with a newborn. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. “I am beyond excited to be coming to Otero and leading the Women’s Basketball program.” Hersey said.


OJC New StaffKevin Hurtado, from El Paso Texas, is the new head women’s soccer coach. Hurtado has coaching experience at Colorado Northwestern Community College, Indian Hills Community College, and Centenary College of Louisiana. Hurtado has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Centenary College of Louisiana where he also played soccer. “I hope to provide my team and players with a memorable experience.” Hurtado said. “I want these girls to have had the two best years of their lives by being an Otero Rattler women’s soccer player.”


OJC New StaffAntonio Nash, was hired at as OJC’s athletic trainer and fitness center assistant in July. Nash is a 2017 graduate of CSU-Pueblo with a major in Athletic Training and is CAATE accredited. He also has completed the board certification for athletic trainers. He has experience working with student athletes at CSU-Pueblo, Pueblo West High School and Mesa Ridge High School. He most recently worked at Parkview Medical Center. Nash is recently married. He loves watching sports, outdoor activities, fishing, hunting, camping, and being around friends and family.


OJC New StaffZach Towle, is from Golden Valley, Minn. and is the assistant men's basketball coach. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Sport and Recreation Management and a Master's Degree in Business Administration, both from Ashford University. Towle has worked both at Northeast Nebraska Community College and Mineral Area Community College in assistant coaching positions. He enjoys watching football, playing racquetball, and fostering animals. Towle was a four-year starter at Concordia Academy where he scored over 2,500 career points with multiple games scoring over 40 points. He holds a state record for 373 three-pointers made during his career, which also landed him on the high school national scoring list. Towle still holds school records in points, steals, and assists.



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Jordan Beuere: Assistant Volleyball Coach
Cole Dewey: Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Sta’Nisha Hersey: Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Kevin Hurtado: Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Antonio Nash: Athletic Trainer and Fitness Center Assistant
Zach Towle: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach