Kelsi Bond
Kelsi  Bond

Canton, Okla.

1st yr (5th Overall)

Kelsi Bond enters her fifth year with the women's basketball program and her first year as an assistant coach after being promoted in May of 2008.

Bond's duties as an assistant coach include recruiting, coaching the guards, housing, admissions, assisting in community service functions, scheduling gym times and assisting the student-athletes with academics.

Prior to being named assistant coach Bond served as the Director of Basketball Operations two different times for two years apiece. In her most recent stint she was a part of the Bulldogs most successful season in 2007-08 when Fresno State won the programs first WAC championship and tournament championship. The WAC championships allowed the Bulldogs to advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

She joined the Fresno State coaching staff after spending two years as the head women's coach at Canton High school in Canton, Oklahoma. As the sole women's coach at the school, Bond was the head coach for track and field and cross country as well as women's basketball, heading all programs from 5th to 12th grade without any assistant coaches.

As the varsity women's basketball coach at Canton, Bond turned around a team that had gone 6-19 prior to her arrival. In two years, Bond guided the team to a 16-9 record in her final year, leading the team to the regional round of the Oklahoma state playoffs and the program's first winning record in four years.

Prior to her time at Canton, Bond spent two years with the Fresno State staff as the Director of Basketball Operations.

A 2003 graduate of Cameron University and a native of Canton, Okla., Bond was an Elementary Education major and played under a staff including current Fresno State head coach Adrian Wiggins while at Cameron.

A point guard during her playing career, Bond signed with Cameron University knowing that they hadn't had a winning season in 20 years and was part of a turnaround that saw the team reach the National Tournament during her senior year and lose only five games. While at Cameron, Bond set school records in career three-point average and assists while remaining a PLUS scholar at the school.

Bond has one sister Kenzi, a brother Bode, and is a native of Canton, Okla. Her parents are Steve and Pam Bond.

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