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De Anza dean of P.E. and kinesiology hopes for student success

De Anza dean of P.E. and kinesiology hopes for student success

Don Le, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

Eric Mendoza was named the new dean of physical education and kinesiology at De Anza College in February following an extensive career in athletic academics. “(De Anza) was a great opportunity to join a California community college with a great reputation in academics and athletics,” said Mend...

Lackluster season for men’s basketball buoyed by player accolades

Lackluster season for men’s basketball buoyed by player accolades

Julia Kolman, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

De Anza College’s men’s basketball team concluded their season on Feb. 22 with an overall score of 11-17 and several individual accolades. Head coach Jason Damjanovic said the team made improvements individually and collectively, also adding that several players stepped up to lead, including some fr...

Men’s basketball conclude season with a bang

Men’s basketball conclude season with a bang

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2019

De Anza College’s men’s basketball team closed their season with a 93-89 win over Hartnell College Feb. 22, improving the Dons’ final record to 17-11. The starters contributed a hefty 79 points, led by forward Ajay Singh, 20, finance major, who ended the game with 29 points himself. Point guard Darien Davis, 20, communications major, contributed 25 p...

Heavy loss to men’s basketball despite high point contributions

Heavy loss to men’s basketball despite high point contributions

Gabriel Barrenechea, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

De Anza College men's basketball took a tough loss against Gavilan College Feb. 22, losing 99-73. It was a close game in the first half as the score went back and forth, until Gavilan went on a scoring rampage in the second half. Dominic Simpkins, 18, communications major, dropped a career-high 31...

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Men’s basketball wins first home game against West Hills

Yami Sun, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018

The De Anza Dons’ first home win of the season against West Hills Coalinga on Nov. 24, solidified their strong start to the season, moving to a 3-1 record and leading the State in scoring at 93.5 points per game. “I felt like I played good," said center Ajay Singh. "I was attacking the basket...

Coach profile: Jason Damjanovic

Coach profile: Jason Damjanovic

Samantha Lopez, Staff Writer

November 22, 2014

Esteemed by many, head coach of the De Anza men’s basketball, Jason Damjanovic, also known as Coach D, is respected both on the court and in the classroom. In 2005, Damjanovic was named head coach of the Dons, bringing character and motivation. Now in his tenth season as head coach, Coach D said...