Head Coach-Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer will return this season as the Head Men's basketball coach at MSJC after taking last year off to concentrate on some of his duties as Dean of Physical Education and Athletics.
The 2015-16 season marks Coach Springer's 12th as the head coach of the Eagle basketball program and his 16th overall as a community college head coach. Over the past 15 seasons Coach Springer’s teams have averaged 20 wins and qualified for the play-offs 14 times. Since arriving at MSJC Springer’s teams have captured three Foothill Conference titles and one Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division crown.
Springer's 2013-14 team won the PCAC North Division title and advanced to the Elite Eight of the State play-offs and finished the season with an overall record of 25-5. The 13-14 season marked the seventh straight season that MSJC had won at least 20 games. During the 2012-13 campaign the Eagles went 21-11.
The 2011-12 MSJC team earned the Foothill Conference title on their way to an overall record of 23-6. The Eagles reached the Elite Eight of the State Play-offs during the 2010-11 season and finished with a 22-9 overall record. MSJC also captured Foothill Conference crowns in 2004 and 2008. The Eagles have a record of 242-101 since Coach Springer’s arrival prior to the 2003-04 season excluding last season. The 2014-15 team went 23-8 under the direction of interim head coach and current Associate head coach Trent Skinner. The 14-15 Eagles also earned the PCAC North Division championship.
Under Coach Springer’s direction 32 players have signed Division I scholarships and many more have moved on to the NCAA Division II and NAIA levels.
Springer began his coaching career in 1991 as an assistant coach at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. After two seasons at the NAIA school, he spent the 1993-94 season at Des Moines Hoover High School where he helped the Huskies to the #1 ranking in Class 4-A in the state of Iowa. The following season Springer returned to the college ranks as an assistant at Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City, Missouri. In his second season the Scouts won the NJCAA Division II National Championship.
Following the championship season at Penn Valley Coach Springer was hired as the head coach at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA. Springer led the Roadrunner program for three seasons reaching the Regional Tournament all three years. The 1998-99 season produced the first 20 win season at COD in many years. Following the 20 win season at COD Springer was hired as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I San Jose State University. During his time at San Jose State Coach Springer moved up the ranks from assistant coach to associate head coach in his final season. After three years with San Jose State, Springer went back to the community college level taking over the program at City College of San Francisco. In his one season at CCSF Springer led the Rams to a play-off berth.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Springer attended Iowa Western Community College before finishing his playing career at the University of Iowa. Springer set the single season scoring record as a player at Iowa Western and still holds the single season record for field goals made at the school. Patrick was a walk on guard on the Iowa Hawkeye team that reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. After earning his B.A. degree from Iowa Springer later earned his Master’s Degree from Mid-American Nazarene College in Olathe, Kansas. Coach Springer and his wife Lurece live in Hemet with their daughters Simone and Josephine
Coach Springer as a Head Coach
*-Conference Champions #-State Final Eight
MSJC Men's Basketball Staff
Trent Skinner- Associate Head Coach
Coach Trent Skinner returns to his role as Associate Head Coach after leading the 2014-15 Eagles to the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division title as the interim head coach.
The Eagles posted a 23-8 record last season with Skinner at the helm. Skinner has been with the MSJC program for the past six years.
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 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.
John Brown-Assistant Coach
JB as he is known has been on the MSJC staff for the past 13 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.
Shawn Harris-Assistant Coach
Coach Shawn Harris will begin his first season on the MSJC men's basketball staff during the 2015-16 season. Shawn comes to the Eagles after spending the past two seasons as both a boys and girls varsity assistant coach Murrieta Mesa High School. Prior to his two years at Mesa Shawn spent two seasons as a varsity assistant boy's coach at Heritage High School in Menifee.
Shawn also has worked with Erudition Leadership Academy and Jr Hoops Program since 2000. The Academy serves as a fundemental academy as well as sponsoring travel teams for boys and girls ages 9-18. A six year United States Marine veteran, Shawn played basketball on the All Marine team from 1995 thorugh 1997.