Jill Pace (formerly Jill Henrikson) will enter her first season as the head coach of the Pomona-Pitzer women's basketball team in 2016.
Pace spent two years as assistant coach at Tufts University where she coached under the 2015 U.S. Marine Corps/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III National Coach of the Year Carla Berube. Pace was a key member of Berube's staff, helping the team reach the Division III National Championship, where the Jumbos finished as the runner-up to Thomas More College. While Pace was an assistant at Tufts, the Jumbos tallied a 58-7 overall record and two consecutive Final Four appearances.
Before coaching at Tufts, Pace was an assistant coach at Smith College and helped the team make its first ever NCAA tournament appearance and record the first-ever NCAA tournament win in program history.
Before coaching, Pace played Division III college basketball at Bowdoin College. During her time as a Polar Bear, Pace won one NESCAC Championship and made NCAA tournament appearances during all four years. She was a captain in her senior season, an All-NESCAC selection, a NESCAC All-Academic selection, a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American and was a 1,000-point scorer for the Polar Bears.
Pace graduated from Bowdoin in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and gender and women's studies and then obtained a master's degree from Smith in 2014 in exercise and sport studies.