Casey Mazzotta is set to begin his eleventh season as the head coach here at Mt. San Jacinto College in 2017. Last season the Eagles finished the season 3-7 overall and 0-5 in the American Mountain Conference.
In 2012 the Eagles posted a 9-2 record. It was the third straight season the Eagles posted a winning record. The 2012 Eagles team qualified for the Patriotic Bowl, the first post season appearance for the Eagles since 2005.
Over the past nine years MSJC’s win totals have steadily improved under Mazzotta’s leadership and the Eagle program has sent numerous players on to the four year level. More than 85 players have earned scholarships during Mazzotta’s tenure at MSJC highlighted by the 2011 team which had 16 members earn scholarships. The Eagles have also produced several All Conference and All Region players in the past few seasons. During the Mazzotta era at MSJC the Eagles also produced the State Defensive Player of the Year in Clarence Laster in 2009 and a First Team All Academic All Stater in Kyle Shaw in 2008.
Prior to his arrival at Mt. San Jacinto Mazzotta spent six seasons at Fullerton Community College where he was the defensive coordinator for the Hornets. The Hornets reached a bowl game 4 of the last 5 seasons he was at the school. Coach Mazzotta also spent five years as a head high school coach at Bellflower and Foothill High Schools. In the five years he was a head high school coach Casey’s teams reached the CIF play-offs each season.
Coach Mazzotta’s playing career began at Tustin High School, where he was an All City defensive stand out. Coach Mazzotta played community college football at Cerritos College where he was coached by his father Frank who is entering his 32nd season at the school. Casey has always been from a football family and his brother Frank Jr. is currently the head coach at La Habra High School. Following his graduation from Cerritos Casey received a scholarship to Brigham Young University where he played the final two years of his college career under Coach Lavelle Edwards. Coach Mazzotta earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from BYU and later his masters in kinesiology from Azusa Pacific University.
Coach Mazzotta and his wife Carrie reside in Hemet and have four children; Casey Jr., Connor, Carson, and Camille.
Offensive Coordinator/QBs Coach: Sekou Yansane
Coach Yansane is a native of the West African country of Guinea and grew up in Maryland where he was a 3 sport stand out athlete in high school. Ultimately he went on to excel both academically and athletically at Lehigh University where he was a two time member of the Patriot League Football All Academic Honor Roll. He also shined on the football field where he led the Mountain Hawks in receiving his last two seasons. Sekou also earned the 2009 Mid Atlantic National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCSA) Academic Momentum Award. The award is presented to top student-athletes who have demonstrated significant academic improvement throughout their collegiate career. Sekou earned his bachelor's degree in sociology. Coach Yansane also serves at the Assistant Athletic Coordinator here at MSJC.
Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator: Gene Ramsey
Gene Ramsey returns for his third season on the
Eagles staff after spending 2009 at Citrus College where two of his
defensive backs received Division I scholarships. Coach Ramsey is also
the strength and conditioning coach for the Eagles. Gene spent five
seasons at Paloma Valley High where he helped head coach Bert Esposito
resurrect the program from an 0-10 season to four time Sunbelt
Conference Champions. Gene was a personal trainer before beginning his
In High school Gene played at Perris high where he became the third
ranked wide receiver in California and earned a scholarship to Idaho
State University. Gene later transferred to Cal State Northridge in
2002. Gen played for the LA Avengers of the Arena Football League in
2006. Currently Gene lives in Perris and is the father of one daughter
Running Backs/Kickers: Bob Hulberg
Coach Hulberg is not only a coach on the Eagles
staff, but is a former Eagle himself. Bob was an All American punter,
for MSJC before continuing his college career at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Hulberg who was among the nation’s leaders in
yards per punt has been working with the Eagles punters and kickers for
the past eight seasons.
Offensive Line: John McClung
Coach McClung started his coaching career in 1968 at
St. Genevieve High School. He was the Defensive Coordinator at the
school until 1971 and the 1970 team posted an unbeaten record on their
way to winning a CIF title. In 1972 McClung joined the college ranks
when he took a job at College of the Canyons. McClung served as both
the offensive and defensive coordinator at COC in his first stint at
there and was also the head volleyball coach at Canyons from 1974 until
1980. After the 1981 season Coach McClung stepped away from coaching
and started his own company as a General Contractor. In 2004 McClung
returned to coaching at COC and was on the staff there until coming to
MSJC in the Fall of 2013. While in his second stint at Canyons the
Cougars earned a State and National title in 2004 and Coach McClung
helped develop 12 all conference and 14 Division I players. Coach
McClung resides in Murrieta and holds a Master's Degree from Azusa
Pacific University. McClung has two children Ron and Amy.
Defensive Backs/Safties: Justin Schaeffer
Defensive Line-Rudy Lovera
Linebackers: Jason Dixon Jr.
Coach Dixon is in his first season on the coaching staff at MSJC after completing his playing career at Eastern New Mexico University. Prior to earning a scholarship to ENMU, Dixon played two seasons here at MSJC. In Dixon's freshman season for the Eagles, the team went 9-2 on the year and earned a bid to the Patriotic Bowl. While at ENMU his team's twice played at AT&T Stadium in the Lone Star Conference Football Festival as well as reaching a Bowl game in his senior season. Dixon is a native of Palm Desert and graduated from San Jacinto High School.
Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks-Bradley Carter