Marsha Dedrick was a long time member of the St. Bonaventure community serving for over 20 years. Marsha was born and raised in Arizona and moved to California in Adulthood. She attended Oxnard College in 1982 and then attended California Baptist College in Riverside. She played basketball for both Oxnard College and Cal Baptist. She was very successful in her college basketball career, setting numerous basketball records, many of which still stand in the top ten at California Baptist College. She was an All American in college women’s basketball in 1985 and 1986.
Marsha graduated from California Baptist with her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science and Mathematics. Marsha’s passion for basketball led her to coaching the sport at the high school level. She taught at Temple Christian School in Ventura and coached both the boys and the girls varsity teams in 1986 and 1987, proudly leading them to the CIF playoffs. Marsha moved on to St. Bonaventure High School to coach the girls varsity basketball team from 1987 though 1996. In her coaching at St. Bonaventure, Marsha led the girls team to the school’s first Tri-Valley league championship title (1990) and to over one hundred victories. She also coached the junior varsity volleyball team. Along with coaching at St. Bonaventure, Marsha taught numerous subjects from 1988 to 2004: Physics, Astronomy, Math and Computers. Marsha also became the campus director of technology in 1997. Today, St. Bonaventure is one of the most technologically advanced Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles primarily due to Marsha’s efforts.
Marsha’s main passion in life was basketball, although she loved other sports as well. She was a loyal fan of the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Dallas Cowboys. Sadly Marsha left us and was born into Eternal Life in September of 2007 but she left a lasting impression at St. Bonaventure High School.