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  Cory O'Dell

Cory O'Dell

Player Profile

Assistant Coach

3rd Season


Cory O'Dell starts his third season with the Matadors as an assistant coach after being named to the position on Sept. 24, 2007. With the Matadors, O'Dell's responsibilities will include working with the Matador post players, exchanging game film with other schools and serving as a mentor and peer counselor for several players. He also supervises the team's four student managers.

O'Dell joined the Northridge staff after spending 2006 as the head coach of Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI. The first women's basketball coach in Silverswords history, O'Dell fulfilled multiple duties in the athletics department, including those as head coach, the supervisor of all event management and his responsibilities as the assistant sports information director.

In its inaugural season, the Chaminade women's basketball team finished 6-19. Before taking over the women's program in 2006-07, O'Dell spent three seasons as an assistant coach on the men's basketball team at Chaminade. Prior to his time with the Silverswords, O'Dell served as an assistant women's coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage for five seasons. O'Dell is also a native of Alaska, having been born and raised in Talkeetna.

O'Dell graduated from the University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with an emphasis in history. O'Dell and his wife, Christina, reside in Canyon Country.