At the age of five, Coach Jade started playing basketball. For travel ball she played on the Lady Hawks for five years and then on the Riverside Elite for three years. During her high school years, she played starting point guard on varsity at Martin Luther King Jr. high in Riverside, California. Coach Jade began her coaching experience during her 11th grade year while volunteering to coach eight year olds at a recreation center. She continued as an assistant coach her senior year. Throughout Coach Jade’s basketball career she was awarded MVP, best defense, and leadership.