Victor Esparza is in his first year as an assistant coach with the women's basketball team at Missouri Southern.
Esparza comes to Southern after serving as an assistant coach for the men's program at Oklahoma Panhandle State for the past six seasons. He also served as the head men's and women's cross country coach at OPSU during that time.
At Panhandle, Esparza was responsible for recruiting, player development, scouting and practice planning. He also was in charge of team travel, student-athlete academic progress and film exchange. He got his start in coaching as a student assistant for the 2006-07 season.
As the head coach for the cross country program, Esparza was in charge of everything from recruiting, budgeting, team travel and academics, while also supervising assistant coaches.
Esparza earned a bachelors of science degree from Panhandle State in 2008, and his masters in education from East Central University in 2013.