Head Coach—Chris Mozga
Chris Mozga will be entering his 12th season as the head coach of the Lady Eagles during the 2016-17 season. Mozga is the winningest coach for women's basketball in MSJC history and his teams have averaged over 23 wins a year since his
arrival, MSJC has averaged over 26 wins per season over the last four years. The Lady Eagles have also made 10 straight trips to the CCCAA State play-offs.
This past season MSJC finished the year tying the school record for victories with 30 and reached the Elite Eight of the State Tournament, concluding the season with an overall record of 30-2. In 2014-15 MSJC went 24-6 on their way to an appearance in the Southern California Regional semi-finals. The 2013-14 team won the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship on their way to an overall record of 23-7. The 2014 conference title was the second in a row for the Lady Eagles who captured the Foothill Conference title during the 2012-13 season. During that 12-13 season MSJC set the school record for victories when they won 30 games on their way to an appearance in the State Title game. The Lady Eagles finished 30-3 that year and Mozga was honored by being named the State Coach of the Year. MSJC has now won three conference titles in the past four years.
The 2006-07 season produced the first conference championship in women’s basketball in school history as the Lady Eagles went a perfect 14-0 in Foothill Conference play. The 06-07 season finished with MSJC sporting a 27-6 record as they advanced to the Regional Finals. The Lady Eagles followed the 06-07 season with 21 wins in 07-08 and 23 in 08-09. The 2009-10 team once again won a conference title as they posted a 23-6 record. The Lady Eagles have five total conference championships in the last 10 seasons.
Prior to his arrival at MSJC Mozga spent 9 years at College of the Desert, the last six as the head men’s coach for the Roadrunners. During his tenure as the men’s coach at COD the Roadrunners won a school record 26 games on two separate occasions and captured the first conference title at the school since 1980 when they won it in 2001. In 2005 Mozga led the Roadrunners to the Elite Eight State Tournament and was named the State Coach of the Year. Mozga spent one season at COD as the women’s coach where his team went 20-9 on the year.
Mozga was named the Foothill Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, and the Pacific Coach Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2016.
Nine players have earned Conference Player of the Year honors while playing for Mozga and 15 have earned All State recognition.
Coach Mozga is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. He currently lives in Hemet with his wife and assistant coach Fontay and their two younger children, Anton and Krislyn. Their oldest son Jason currently attends Eastern New Mexico University where he is a member of the football team.
Coach Mozga as a Community College Women's Head Coach
|^State Play-off Qualifiers
Coach Fontay Mozga begins her eleventh season on the staff at MSJC. Prior to joining the Lady Eagles Fontay spent one season as an assistant at College of the Desert. Fontay was the head coach at Indio High School from 2002 through 2004. Fontay's coaching career began as an assistant at Indio where she spent three years prior to taking over the program. Currently Coach Fontay is the Lady Eagles recruiting coordinator and also works very closely with player development.
Fontay was an All Conference player at Kings River (Reedley) College, where she also starred on the volleyball team. Fontay resides in Hemet with her husband Chris and their three children, Jason, Anton, and Krislyn. Fontay also helped found the Valley Thunder Academy, a year round basketball clinic in the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley serving boys and girls ages 8-18.
Steve Ray is in his seventh year on the MSJC staff after several years as a local high school coach, most recently he was the head girls basketball coach at Hemet High School before joining the MSJC staff. Coach Ray is closely involved with scouting and weight training for the Lady Eagles. Coach Ray lives in Hemet with his wife Sandi and has three adult children the youngest, Kass, was a member of the Lady Eagle volleyball team this past year. Steve teaches Special Education at San Jacinto High School. Coach Ray is also currently the head boys volleyball coach at San Jacinto High.