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Head Coach—Chris Mozga
email-- cmozga@msjc.edu 
Chris Mozga enters the 2017-18 season as the winningest women's basketball coach in MSJC history.  Mozga is in his 13th season at the school and this year marks his 20th overall as a California Comfamilyphoto-2016-forweb.jpgmunity College head coach.  This past season saw Mozga reach two milestones in his coaching career as he went over 400 career college wins and eclipsed the 300 victory mark in women's basketball.

The 2016-17 team finished the season with an overall record of 26-5, they reached the Southern California Regional Finals before falling on the road to eventual State Champions, Mt. San Antonio.  MSJC's 2015-16 team tied the school record for victories as they concluded the season by reaching the State's Elite Eight with a record of 30-2.  The Lady Eagles first 30 win season came during the 2012-13 season in which MSJC reached the State Championship game and ended the year at 30-3.

The Lady Eagles have averaged just shy of 27 wins a year over the past five seasons and in Mozga's tenure have averaged 24 victories a year.  MSJC has reached the post season eleven straight years and have captured five
conference titles since 2007, winning championships in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016.  The Lady Eagles have won over 20 games for eleven straight seasons.

Prior to his arrival at MSJC, Mozga spent six seasons as the head men's coach at College of the Desert.  While at Desert Mozga's teams set (2001) and then tied (2005) the school record for victories at 26 while also winning the first conference title at the school since 1980, when they won it in 2001.  Mozga guided the 2004-05 Roadrunner team to the Elite Eight of the State Tournament.  He also spent one season at Desert prior to taking over the men's program as the women's head coach where his team posted a record of 20-9.

Mozga has been named Conference Coach of the Year seven times and was named the State Coach of the Year twice, once each in men's (2005) and women's (2013) basketball.  Mozga earned Foothill Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013 he was named the Pacific Coast 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 16 have earned All State recognition.  Over 90 players have earned scholarships to four year schools after playing in Mozga's programs including 44 since coming to MSJC.

Mozga is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University.  He lives in Hemet with his wife and assistant coach Fontay.  They have three children; Jason, Anton, and Krislyn.

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Coach Mozga as a Community College Women's Head Coach             

Overall Conference School
1998-99 20-9 12-4 COD^
2005-06 15-12 7-7 MSJC
2006-07 27-6 14-0* MSJC^
2007-08 21-11 13-3 MSJC^
2008-09 23-9 10-4 MSJC^
2009-10 23-6 12-2* MSJC^
2010-11 21-9 11-3 MSJC^
2011-12 23-8 9-5 MSJC^
2012-13 30-3 13-1* MSJC^#&
2013-14 23-7 12-2* MSJC^
2014-15 24-6 12-2 MSJC^
2015-16 30-2 13-1* MSJC^#
2016--17 26-5 6-2 MSJC^
Totals 306-93 144-36
*Conference Champions
^Play-off Qualifiers
#State Final Eight
&State Runners-up



          

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Assistant Coach

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Assistant Coach 

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.