Victor Esparza is in his first year as an assistant coach withthe women's basketball team at Missouri Southern.
Esparza comes to Southern after serving as an assistant coachfor the men's program at Oklahoma Panhandle State for the past sixseasons. He also served as the head men's and women's cross countrycoach at OPSU during that time.
At Panhandle, Esparza was responsible for recruiting, playerdevelopment, scouting and practice planning. He also was in chargeof team travel, student-athlete academic progress and filmexchange. He got his start in coaching as a student assistant forthe 2006-07 season.
As the head coach for the cross country program, Esparza was incharge of everything from recruiting, budgeting, team travel andacademics, while also supervising assistant coaches.
Esparza earned a bachelors of science degree from PanhandleState in 2008, and his masters in education from East CentralUniversity in 2013.