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OJC Press Release ID: 3051

Thursday, September 10, 2020

New Athletic Coaches for the 2020-2021 Season

By Breanne Buchner

As Otero Junior College starts the new semester, Rattler athletics introduces new assistant coaches to five of the College’s teams. Softball, rodeo, wrestling and baseball and basketball welcome aboard new talents to their programs.

Sammy Coleman will be assisting for the Men’s basketball team. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has coached at Collin College and been a summer high school coach for four years.

Austin Crist, an OJC alum is the new assistant rodeo coach. Crist is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and competes professionally in the team roping event.

The baseball team will have help from Nathan Howell, a Front Range Community College and Colorado State University alum. Howell coached at the college and high school level. Rattler athletics is excited to see the impact these new coaches bring to the programs.

The OJC wrestling team welcomes John Lewis as assistant coach. Lewis wrestled for CSU Pueblo in college, after graduation, he went onto coach in several high school programs.

Alexandria Quintana, a former Rattler softball player, will assist Coach Dwight Sanders with the softball team this season. Quintana went on to play for Adams State University. After graduating from ASU she continued her passion for softball as a coach and umpire.

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New coaches have been selected for the 2020-2021 season. They are: Sammy Coleman, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach; Austin Crist, Assistant Rodeo Coach; Nathan Howell, Assistant Baseball Coach; John Lewis, Assistant Wrestling Coach; and Alexandria Quintana, Assistant Softball Coach.