Head Basketball Coach/Dean of Athletics
Coach Patrick Springer is set to begin his tenth year during the 2012-13 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.
Duirng the 2010-11 seson 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. This past season the Eagels captured their third Foothill Conference title under Coach Springer's leadership and finished the season with a 23-6 record, marking the fifth straight season the Eagles have won at least 20 games. Coach Springer also garnerd Foothill Conference Coach of the Year honors for his team's efforts during the 2011-12 season. In 13 seasons as a California Community College Head Coach, Springer’s teams have advanced to the State Play-off’s twelve times. Coach Springer has an overall record of 266-146 as a head community college coach, including an impressive 196-85 mark here at MSJC.
Under Coach Springer's direction 29 players have moved on to the Division I level, including 17 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 **
^Elite Eight State Qualifier
**Play-off Qualifier and Conference Champions
JB as he is known has been on the MSJC staff for the past 11 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.
Coach Trent Skinner returns to MSJC for his third 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 his four children; Isaiah, Trinity, Quinton,and Saylah.
Coach Colleen Calderon will once again be a part of the MSJC coaching staff this season and brings a wealth of experience on and off the floor to the program. A full time history professor at San Bernardino Valley College, Colleen is the driving force behind the academic side of the men's basketball program. Over the past decade Calderon has held various positions as an assistant coach and academic advisor for several very successful programs. Colleen has been teaching at the college level since 1993 and over the past 15 years has contributed to and attended many conferences covering various areas of education.