Casey Mazzotta is set to begin his seventh season as the head coach here at Mt. San Jacinto College. Last season the Eagles finished the season 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the American Mountain Conference. It was the third straight season the Eagles posted a winning record and over the past three years MSJC is 12-3 in conference games. The 2012 Eagles team qualified for the Patriotic Bowl, the first post season appearance for the Eagles since 2005.
Over the past six years MSJC’s win totals have steadily improved under Mazzotta’s leadership and the Eagle program has sent numerous players on to the four year level. More than 75 players have earned scholarships during Mazzotta’s tenure at MSJC highlighted by the 2011 team which had 16 members earn scholarships. The Eagles have also produced several All Conference and All Region players in the past few seasons. During the Mazzotta era at MSJC the Eagles also produced the State Defensive Player of the Year in Clarence Laster in 2009 and a First Team All Academic All Stater in Kyle Shaw in 2008.
Prior to his arrival at Mt. San Jacinto Mazzotta spent six seasons at Fullerton Community College where he was the defensive coordinator for the Hornets. The Hornets reached a bowl game 4 of the last 5 seasons he was at the school. Coach Mazzotta also spent five years as a head high school coach at Bellflower and Foothill High Schools. In the five years he was a head high school coach Casey’s teams reached the CIF play-offs each season.
Coach Coach Mazzotta’s playing career began at Tustin High School, where he was an All City defensive stand out. Coach Mazzotta played community college football at Cerritos College where he was coached by his father Frank who is entering his 32nd season at the school. Casey has always been from a football family and his brother Frank Jr. is currently the head coach at La Habra High School. Following his graduation from Cerritos Casey received a scholarship to Brigham Young University where he played the final two years of his college career under Coach Lavelle Edwards. Coach Mazzotta earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from BYU and later his masters in kinesiology from Azusa Pacific University.
Coach Mazzotta and his wife Carrie reside in Hemet and have four children; Casey Jr., Connor, Carson, and Camille.
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Recievers: Sekou Yansane
Coach Yanssane is a native of the West African country of Guinea and grew up in Maryland where he was a 3 sport stand out athlete in high school. Ultimately he wnet on to excel both academically and athletically at Lehigh University where he was a two time member of the Patriot League Football All Academic Honor Roll. He also shined on the football field where he led the Mountain Hawks in recieving his last two seasons. Sekou also earned the 2009 Mid Atlantic National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCSA) Academic Momentum Award. The award is presented to top student-athletes who have demonstrated significant academic improvement throughought their collegiate career. Sekou earned his bachelor's degree in sociology. Coach Yansane also serves at the Assistant Athletic Coordinator here at MSJC
Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs: Gene Ramsey
Gene Ramsey returns for his third season on the Eagles staff after spending 2009 at Citrus College where two of his defensive backs recieved Division I scholarships. Coach Ramsey is also the strength and conditioning coach for the Eagles. Gene spent five seasons at Paloma Valley High where he helped head coach Bert Esposito resurrect the program from an 0-10 season to four time Sunbelt Conference Champions. Gene was a personal trainer before beginning his coaching career.
In High school Gene played at Perris high where he became the third ranked wide reciever in California and earned a scholarship to Idaho State University. Gene later transferred to Cal State Northridge in 2002. Gen played for the LA Avengers of the Arena Football Leauge in 2006. Currently Gene lives in Perris and is the father of one daughter Ariana.
Offensive Line/Tight Ends: Jeremiah Budnovich
Coach Budnovich starts his third season coaching at MSJC after a career both as a community college player and former United States Marine. JEremiah was the first 1,000 yard rusher in Jurupa Valley High history and earned All Mountain League honors as a senior. After Jurupa, Jeremiah went on to play one season at Chaffey College before joining the Marine Corps. After earning All Marine football status, Coach Bob Turley recruited Jeremiah to play his second season of community college football here at MSJC under then head coach and current defensive coordinator Gregg Shaw. Before joining the staff at MSJC jeremiah also worked as a railroad engineer. Jeremiah has been married to wife Laura for 8 years and they have one daughter Roxanne.
Quarterbacks: Tony DiThomas
Defensive Line-John McClung
Coach McClung started his coaching career in 1968 at St. Genevieve High School. He was the Defensive Coordinator at the school until 1971 and the 1970 team posted an unbeaten record on their way to winning a CIF title. In 1972 McClung joined the college ranks when he took a job at College of the Canyons. McClung served as both the offensive and defensive coordinator at COC in his first stint at there and was also the head volleyball coach at Canyons from 1974 until 1980. After the 1981 season Coach McClung stepped away from coaching and started his own company as a General Contractor. In 2004 McClung returned to coaching at COC and was on the staff there until coming to MSJC in the Fall of 2013. While in his second stint at Canyons the Cougars earned a State and National title in 2004 and Coach McClung helped develop 12 all conference and 14 Division I players. Coach McClung resides in Murrieta and holds a Master's Degree from Azusa Pacific University. McClung has two children Ron and Amy.
Linebackers: Greg Parker
Coach Parker is an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran who recently retired from the United States Marine Corps after serving 20 years. Coach Parkerr played wide reciever from 1993-95 for the Seventh Engineer Battalion and played the 2009 season as the Ninth Coomunication Battalion starting center. The 2011 season Coach Parker was the head coach and offensive coordinator for the Ninth Connunication Battalion and led them to the Camp Pendleton Cup Championship.
Special Teams Coordinator-Gregg Shaw
Coach Shaw’s association with MSJC goes back to 1980. The Riverside native spent 19 years as an assistant for the Eagles before taking over the program as head coach for four seasons from 2000-2003. As the head coach, Gregg led the Eagles to two bowl games including a victory in the 2001 Chips for Kids Bowl. MSJC defeated Long Beach City College 21-14. Gregg has also coached a variety of other sports during his time at MSJC. He has served as the head women’s basketball coach, an assistant men’s basketball coach and still serves as an assistant to Steve Alonzo and the Eagles baseball program. Gregg and his wife Mary have five children; Candace Bean, Mickey Schug, Lynette Rushton, Gregg Shaw Jr., and Kyle Shaw.
Kicking Game Coach-Bob Hulberg
Coach Hulberg is not only a coach on the Eagles staff, but is a former Eagle himself. Bob was an All American punter, for MSJC before continuing his college career at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Hulberg who was among the nation’s leaders in yards per punt has been working with the Eagles punters and kickers for the past eight seasons.
Running Backs: Ryan Bustos
Offensive Assistant-Kevin Guilford
Offensive Assistant-Sean Shearer
Defensive Assistant-Max Loya