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Coach SpringerPatrick Springer
Head Basketball Coach/Dean of Athletics

Coach Patrick Springer will begin his 12th year during the 2014-15 season as the head coach of the Eagles. Springer's tenure at MSJC got off to a fast start when he was named the Foothill Conference Coach of the Year in 2003-04, his first season at the college. The Eagles captured the Foothill Conference title that season.  This past season Springer and his team again made a splash as a new member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference as they won the North Division crown and he was named Co-Coach of the Year.

The 2013-14 team reached the State Final 8 for the second time in four years and finished the season with an overall record of 25-5.  The impressive season included a 17 game winning streak and the team's fourth conference title under Springer.

Duirng the 2010-11 season the Eagles made a trip to the Elite Eight State Finals, the first time at MSJC since 1998. That team finished the season 22-9.  The 2011-12 season saw the Eagels capture their third Foothill Conference title under Coach Springer's leadership and finished the season with a 23-6 record.  This past season the Eagles reached the 20 win mark for the sixth straight season and advanced to the Regional semi-finals, finishing the year at 21-11.   Coach Springer also garnerd Foothill Conference Coach of the Year honors for his team's efforts during the 2011-12 season.  In 15 seasons as a California Community College Head Coach, Springer’s teams have advanced to the State Play-off’s 14 times. Coach Springer has an overall record of 312-162 as a head community college coach, including an impressive 242-101 mark here at MSJC.

Under Coach Springer's direction 31 players have moved on to the Division I level, including 19 from Mt. San Jacinto.

Springer entered the coaching profession in 1991 as an assistant coach at Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. After two seasons at the NAIA school, he spent the 1994 season as an assistant coach at Des Moines’ Hoover High School.

Before moving to California, he was an assistant coach for two seasons at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, MO. The 1996 Penn Valley team captured the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Championship.

At College of the Desert during the 1997-99 seasons, Springer compiled a 51-47 win-loss record. The 1998 and 1999 squads had winning seasons, with the 1999 COD Roadrunners posting the school’s first 20-win season in many years. At San Jose State University between the years 2001- 03 Springer was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach, before he moved on to take the head coaching position at the City College of San Francisco.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Springer attended Iowa Western Community College before transferring to the University of Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1988 majoring in communication studies. Springer later earned a master’s degree in education from Mid-American Nazarene College in Olathe, Kansas.

During his college playing career, he set the single-season scoring record at Iowa Western Community College in 1985. He was a walk-on guard on the University of Iowa team that reached the 1987 NCAA Tournament West Regional Championship game.

Patrick and his wife, LuRece, live in Hemet with their daughters, Simone and Josephine.


Coach Springer at Mt. San Jacinto         

2003-04 21-8 **                                                                    

2004-05 18-10*                             

2005-06 24-11*

2006-07 18-14

2007-08 26-7**

2008-09 23-11*

2009-10 21-9*

2010-11  22-9*^ 

2011-12  23-6** 

2012-13  21-11*    

2013-14  25-5*$^                                         

Totals   242-101


$ PCAC North Champions

^Elite Eight State Qualifier

*Play-off qualifier

**Foothill Conference Champions



Assistant Coaches


John Brown

JB as he is known has been on the MSJC staff for the past 12 seasons.  A multiple sport athlete in high school at perennial power Notre Dame High, Brown helped his team to a CIF championship in football.  Coach Brown not only excelled in football but in basketball and baseball as well.  After a successful high school career JB went on to nearby Riverside Community College where he focused on football.  He continued his education and football career at the University of LaVerne where he was the team MVP.

JB began his coaching career at Notre Dame High in Riverside and then moved on to Hemet High School.  In 1997 he moved over to MSJC primarily as a football coach.  In 2000 JB began working with legendary basketball coach John Chambers in the basketball program.  Currently Coach Brown is a full time member of the athletic department and resides in Hemet with his wife Joanne.  The Browns have three grown children; Lindsay, Steven, and Phillip.


Trent Skinner

Coach Trent Skinner returns to MSJC for his fourth season on the men's basketball staff.  Prior to coming to MSJC Skinner spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Des Moines (IA) North High School.  Trent played one season at College of the Desert in 1997 where he was coached by current Eagle head coach Patrick Springer.  After his playing career Trent joined the coaching staff at COD and went on to serve in that capacity for four seasons, two under Springer and two under current MSJC women's coach Chris Mozga.  Trent earned his B.S. degree from Cal State San Bernardino.

Trent resides in San Jacinto with his wife April and thier six children; Isaiah, Trinity, Quinton, Saylah, Xavery, and Lyric.


Michael Fraizer

Coach Michael Frazier begins his first season on the men’s basketball staff and as an instructor in the Physical Education department at MSJC.  Prior to joining MSJC, Frazier spent three seasons as a head coach at West Valley High School (Hemet, CA).  Michael Frazier played two seasons (01-03) for the Eagles under head coach John Chambers.  Following his Junior College career, Michael received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado; he then went on to finish his collegiate career at Cal State University San Bernardino (08-09).  Michael earned his B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Pedagogy from Cal State University San Bernardino and his Masters degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University.  Coach Frazier’s responsibilities include: strength and conditioning, recruiting, and scouting. 
Michael resides in his hometown of San Jacinto, CA with his wife Theresa and their four children; Noah, Jaelyn, Abby, and Willie.