Rachel Finnegan begins her 1st year as MJC’s head women’s basketball coach after three years as the assistant basketball coach at Cal State Stanislaus. She was a 2009 graduate of Turlock HS. Finnegan helped assist Stanislaus State to two consecutive conference tournament appearances, including a first-round win over Cal State L.A. in 2017. Prior to arriving on the CSU Stanislaus campus, Finnegan was an assistant coach at California High School in San Ramon. Finnegan played two seasons at Cal State East Bay as she helped lead the Pioneers to its first CCAA tournament appearance during her senior season in 2014. She also spent her first two collegiate seasons at San Jose State, where she made WAC All-Academic team honors twice. Finnegan obtained her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Cal State East Bay and received her Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University of Irvine. She also worked with the San Francisco 49ers as a Guest Relations Representative. At Turlock High, Finnegan was a two-time league Most Valuable Player while leading the Bulldogs to two conference championships. As a junior, she was the Modesto Bee District Player of the Year and was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State team as a senior. In all, Finnegan amassed 1,460 points, 960 rebounds, 600 assists and 400 steals as a prep star.