Meet a Scientologist—Undefeated Women’s Basketball Coach
Star basketball player and scholar-athlete in high school and college, Julia Allender has translated her talent into a stellar career, winning California Community College Athletic Association Coast Conference “Coach of the Year.”
Head coach of the undefeated women’s college basketball team, and 2010 California Community College Athletic Association Coast Conference Coach of the Year, Scientologist Julia Allender knows what it takes to win.
“Championships don’t just come from diagramming plays,” says Allender. “They take certainty, communication and teamwork.”
Assistant coach in the 2008-09 season, and head coach in 2009-10, Allender’s team, the Ohlone College Renegades has won its conference championship two years running. And now she’s gunning for a three-peat and taking her team to the state championship in 2010-11.
Raised in San Jose, California, in a family of Scientologists, Allender, 28, credits Scientology with giving her the competitive edge. An honor student all through school, she says Study Technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard helped her excel not only in academics but also in sports. It gave her the ability to put what she learns to use.
Keenly aware of the responsibility inherent in coaching, Allender runs her San Jose-based team hard on conditioning and practice routines, and instills in her players the desire to win fairly and with integrity. And she credits another aspect of her Scientology training for helping her bring out the best in her team.
“The communication skills I learned in Scientology are lifesavers,” says Allender. “They help me build personal relationships with my players. They know they can tell me anything.”
By bringing out the talent in each of her players, building their self-confidence and respect for others, Julia Allender empowers them to win not just on the court but in life.
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