Head Coach--Gina Oliver (12th year)
The spring 2014 season will mark Coach Oliver’s 12th year as the Head Women's Softball Coach at Mt. San Jacinto College. Since taking over the program in the fall of 2001, she has continued to build a program that is both competitive and places emphasis on the development of the college student and young adult, and not just the softball player. Oliver was selected as the Foothill Conference "Coach of the Year" in 2010, and has made two post-season regional appearances.
Coach Oliver is a native of San Diego, graduating from Patrick Henry High School where she played catcher for the Patriots in addition to volleyball and soccer. As a senior catcher, she was selected First –Team All Eastern League, and served as captain of varsity softball, soccer and volleyball.
After High School, Oliver attended University of California Santa Barbara on a pre-med scholarship and earned Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Neuroscience with Honors. She was team captain her senior year, and graduate assistant her 5th year to finish a minor in Athletic Coaching. Oliver went on to receive an M.S. in Exercise Physiology, and an M.Ed. in Postsecondary Education Leadership at San Diego State University.
Coach Oliver is a full time Professor of Physical Education, and teaching a range of both lecture and activities classes. Oliver brings much experience to MSJC, having played softball, umpired and coached at various recreational, high school and competitive levels. Oliver currently pitches for her Women’s team, Karphone, out of Los Angeles, holds 8 State Titles, and 5-time National Champion with 6 All American awards in ASA, SSUSA and USSSA Major World Series.
Jessica Beaver--Assistant Coach (2nd Year)
Jessica enters her second season on the staff at MSJC after helping Hemet High to a CIF title during the 2012-13 season. Coach Beaver also has experience coaching the Robur 58 juniors who three times won Junior Class
As a player Jessica has had great success dating back to her high school playing days at Hemet. She was a four time All Sunset League selection and All CIF and Sunset Player of the Year in 2004. Jessica earned a scholarship to Long Beach State where she went on to earn numeerous honors including being named All Big West in both 2007 and 2008. She also holds the Long Beach State career record for RBIs with 115 in her career.
Coach Beaver's outstanding college career allowed her an opportunity to play professional softball in Europe where she was part of the European Championship team in 2011. She earned the best hitter award in the league two straight seasons in 2011 & 2012.
"I have so much love and passion for the game, the game has shown me the world and gave me opportunities I had never dreamed of," says Beaver. "My mission is to spread my knowledge and enpower young women to get the same opportunities I had."
Marcus Goggins-Assistant Coach (2nd Year)
Marcus Goggins joins the Eagles coaching staff as an assistant coach after serving as a student volunteer for the past 2 seasons.
Marcus is a New York native where he graduated from Lafayette High in 1996 where he played baseball for 2 years, and selected to the PSAL ALL-BOROUGH team as a junior. Upon graduation, Marcus joined the Marines and served for eight years before returning to school where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Marcus brings 24 years of playing experience as well as 15 years of coaching experience with various little leagues around the New York and San Diego areas.