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OJC Press Release ID: 2996

Friday, February 7, 2020

New Coaching Staff at Otero Junior College


Audra Lynn has been Otero Junior College’s Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach since the 2019 season. Originally from Denver, Lynn earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in sports journalism where she played for the Colorado Hoopsters. She later went on to earn her master’s from the University of Denver in sports coaching. Lynn has nine years of experience coaching, most recently at Chatfield Senior High (5A) where she spent two years as the head coach, as well head coach at Premier Basketball Club, and Rocky Mountain Fever.

When she is not out on the court, Lynn enjoys hiking, cooking, lifting weights, and traveling. She loves the family feel of OJC, and this year hopes to make a difference in the lives of her athletes. Not only would Lynn like to make them better players, but hopes that every athlete leaves as an educated, opinionated, kind member of their community.

Carlos Ramirez recently signed on as OJC’s Assistant Baseball Coach for the 2020 spring season. He will be helping with the day-to-day operations of the baseball program, assist with recruiting and will help direct the team’s strength and conditioning programs.

As a former Rattler, Ramirez played baseball at OJC from 2015-2017 and went on to play another two years at New Mexico Highlands University. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Otero Junior College and a Bachelor’s in Human Performance & Sports with a concentration in Exercise and Sports Science from New Mexico Highlands University. As a student athlete, he made the 2017 NJCAA All-Academic Honors, made the Dean’s List at NMHU from 2018-19 and the 2019 RMAC Academic Team.

Ramirez taught P.E. at Valencia Middle School in Los Lunas, N.M. and was also an intern for Stead Fast Performance helping train athletes in the sports performance sector. He has coached multiple teams for “The Grind Baseball Facility”, a college prep team, where he was also in charge of the team’s strength and conditioning program.

A native of Los Lunas, N.M., Ramirez has three younger brothers. In his spare time, he likes to be outdoors and enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and hunting. He is working towards completing his certified strength and conditioning specialist certification along with the Driveline certification to help develop players through safe and effective sports performance methods. He also aspires to own a sports performance facility after finishing his coaching career.

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Audra Lynn, OJC assistant women’s basketball coach

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Carlos Ramirez, OJC assistant baseball coach