Joe Teramoto begins his fifth season with the UC Davis coaching staff in 2011-12. Teramoto will continue to be the post development coach and play a key role in assisting on both offense and defense for the Aggies. He has also been responsible for film editing, labeling, and breakdown as well as travel coordination. Teramoto also assists with recruiting, scouting, academic advisement, and summer camps.
Teramoto has been instrumental in helping the Aggie post players work toward their potential. Sophomore Paige Mintun earned All-Big West first team honors in 2008-09 and 1009-10 while freshman Lauren Juric, a threat from inside and outside, was named All-Big West honorable mention in 2008-09, Big West Freshman of the Year and to the All-Freshman team. Last year, junior Heidi Heintz, a tenacious rebounder for the Aggies, was named to the second team.
Prior to his arrival at UC Davis, Teramoto served as an assistant coach at Saint Mary's College in Moraga from 2003-2006. During his three years with the Gaels, he was involved in most aspects of the women's basketball program and primarily worked with the post players.
While in high school and college, Teramoto spent three seasons coaching junior high basketball before moving on to three seasons at San Luis Obispo High School. As the varsity coach in 2002-03, the Tigers finished 22-3 overall and 12-0 in the Pac-5 League.
Teramoto graduated from Cal Poly in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and a minor in biotechnology. He earned his master's in educational leadership, also from Cal Poly in 2007.
A native of Concord, Teramoto prepped at Ygnacio Valley High School where he competed in basketball, water polo, tennis, and swimming, earning 10 varsity letters and graduating as the only student in Warrior history to be named Athlete of the Year and valedictorian in the same year.