Huntington Beach, Calif. - Tony Jimmerson has been selected to lead the new era of Golden West College men's basketball as the head coach for the 2019-2020 season.
Prior to coming to Golden West, he was the associate head coach at Santa Ana College this past season in 2018-2019 and the assistant head men's basketball coach for seven seasons from 2011 to 2018. During his tenure at Santa Ana, he has helped lead the Dons to an Orange Empire Conference Championship in 2014 and qualified for the Orange Empire Conference playoffs in 2012 and 2014. Jimmerson was the lead recruiter with his established local high school ties and club teams in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Riverside Counties. He was responsible for practice plans, scouting, breakdown of game film, and student development on a daily basis along with teaching classes as an adjunct professor.
Jimmerson understands the California Community College system as he started his collegiate career at Cypress College in 1999 before transferring to Long Beach City College in 2002. While at Long Beach he was named to the All-Conference First team. His talents then afforded him the opportunity to transfer to the four-year level with New Mexico Highlands University in 2003 before he transferred to the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma for his senior season in 2005.
At the conclusion of his collegiate playing career, Jimmerson set his sights on professional basketball. He bounced around several leagues but most notable were his stints with the Long Beach summer pro league in 2006 and 2008, the Las Vegas summer Pro Am in 2008, the Arizona Flames of the ABA league in 2009, and the El Salvador National Basketball team with an all-star selection in the 2009.
Jimmerson received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education & Health from the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma in 2009, and his master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in 2012.