Frozena Jerro will begin her first season on the sidelines with the Cleveland State women’s basketball team during the 2018-19 campaign and her 22nd season as a collegiate coach.
Jerro joins the Vikings following a seven-year stint at UIC, where she served as the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. During her time with the Flames, Jerro helped mentor seven All-Horizon League selections, seven Horizon League All-Defensive Team honorees and a two-time Defensive Player of the Year in Ruvanna Campbell.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Jerro and the Flames posted a program record 26 wins en route to capturing the WBI Championship – the first postseason title in program history.
Prior to her time at UIC Jerro spent one season at the New Jersey Institute of Technology following a six-year stint as an assistant coach at UNLV. During her six years at UNLV, Jerro helped the Lady Rebels to four postseason appearances including a WNIT Runner-Up finish during the 2003-04 campaign.
Jerro got her start in collegiate coaching at the University of Houston before transitioning to California State University – Northridge where she spent one season as an assistant coach and four years as the head coach. During the 1998-99 season, Jerro led the Matadors to the Big Sky Conference championship and the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance, earning Big Sky Coach of the Year accolades.
Jerro is a 1993 graduate of Arizona State University - earning a bachelors degree in business marketing - where she was a two-time letterwinner and team captain for the Sun Devils. During her playing career, Jerro was named a Pac-10 Conference All-Star and helped lead her team to an NCAA Tournament appearance.
As a former USA Basketball participant, Jerro was inducted into her high school athletic hall of fame, earning the honor at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco, California.