Brandi Padilla

Brandi Padilla

Brandi Padilla finished her 10th season at San Diego State as an assistant coach after joining the Aztec coaching staff in August 2012. With Padilla serving on the SDSU staff, the Aztecs have garnered 77 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-academic honors and 35 all-conference selections.

In her role, Padilla works primarily with the SDSU attack and draw takers, and thanks in part to Padilla’s efforts, San Diego State won a school-record 11 games during the 2018 campaign, culminating in the Aztecs’ first-ever MPSF championship with an 11-10 overtime thriller over UC Davis in the conference title game.

A four-year letterwinner during her collegiate playing career at Maryland, Padilla started at midfielder and helped lead the Terrapins to the 2010 national championship as well as three straight Atlantic Coast Conference titles (2009-11). The Poway, Calif., native landed a spot on the IWLCA All-America team in 2009 to go with all-ACC distinction.

Prior to Maryland, Padilla was a four-sport star at Poway High School in lacrosse, volleyball, basketball and track and field. In lacrosse, she earned all-CIF honors on three occasions and was twice named CIF Player of the Year. Padilla was also a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and she was tabbed an Under Armour All-American in 2007.

The former Brandi Jones is a 2011 graduate of Maryland, earning a bachelor’s degree in family science. She and her husband, Eddie Padilla, a strength and conditioning coach at San Diego State, have four children as of the spring of 2022.