Head Coach, Women's Basketball
Chris Mozga is set to begin his 9th year as the Lady Eagles head coach during the 2013-14 season. MSJC has posted seven straight 20 plus win seasons under Mozga and eight consecutive winning seasons. The past seven years have marked the seven most successful seasons in the school's history.
This past season MSJC set the school record for victories in a season as they won 30 games. The Lady Eagles also captured their third Foothill Conference title since 2007 going 13-1 in conference play. MSJC earned the #3 seed in the Southern Californai Regional Tournament and advanced to the State Final Four and eventually the State Champoinship game. The Lady Eagles fell short in the title game, but finished the year 30-3. Coach Mozga was honored with the Southern California State Coach of the Year award for the 2012-13 season.
During the 2006-07 season the Lady Eagles posted a 27 win campaign, which included a 14-0 conference record and a trip to the Southern California Regional Finals. The 2007 Conference Championship was the first in school history for MSJC. They followed that with a 21 win season in 2007-08. The Lady Eagles then produced back to back 23 win seasons. The 2009-10 Lady Eagles captured their second conference title in four years and finished the season with an overall mark of 23-6 and a conference record of 12-2. The 2010-11 season saw MSJC again reach the 20 win plateau finishing the season with an overall mark of 21-9. The 2011-12 Lady Eagles went 23-8 and reached the Southern California Regional Semi-finals. Over the past seven years the Lady Eagles are 82-18 in conference games.
Coach Mozga came to Mt. San Jacinto after six seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at College of the Desert. While at College of the Desert, Mozga’s teams twice won a school record 26 games and won the first conference championship at the school since 1980. In 2005 Coach Mozga led the Roadrunners to the Elite Eight State Tournament and was named the California Community College Coach of the Year. Prior to coaching the men’s team at COD, Coach Mozga spent one season as the head women’s coach at College of the Desert recording a 20-9 record. Coach Mozga was named the Foothill Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2013.
Seven players have earned Foothill Conference MVP honors while playing for Coach Mozga, and 11 have earned All State recognition.
Coach Mozga is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. He lives in Hemet with his wife, and assistant coach, Fontay and their three children; Jason (19), Anton (12), and Krislyn (9).
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
TOTALS 203-73 (101-29)
**Foothill Conference Champions
* Post Season Qualifiers
% State Runners-Up
Coach Fontay Mozga begins her seventh 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. Fontay is also the head volleyball coach at MSJC.
Fontay was an All Conference player at Kings River (Reedley) College, where she also starred on the volleyball team. Fontay works in the Outreach Department on the San Jacinto campus and resides in San Jacinto with her husband Chris and their three children, Jason (18), Anton (11), and Krislyn (8).
Coach Steve Ray is beginning his second season with the Lady Eagles program after many years as a coach at the high school level. Coach Ray was most recently the head coach at Hemet High School. Steve is involved in all aspects of the Lady Eagles program and is currently in charge of the off season strength and conditioning program. During the year Coach Ray works closely with the Lady Eagle guards and with the scouting of opponents.
Coach Nichols returns to MSJC where he served as an assitant men's basketball coach from 2002 through 2009. Kendall also spent time as a men's assistant at Barstow College during the 2009-10 season, where all three of the teams sophomores graduated and recieved scholarships. Coach Nichols has also worked with the Compton Magic AAU program and currently works with All Nation Ballerz, a Native American travel team for players ages 9-12. Kendall is married to Dondi and their son Joseph currently plays basketball at Oregon State University. Kendall's son Terrance is currently in high school in Gary, Indiana Coach Nichols hometown.