Casey Mazzotta is set to begin his seventh season as the head coach here at Mt. San Jacinto College. Last season the Eagles finished the season 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the American Mountain Conference. It was the third straight season the Eagles posted a winning record and over the past three years MSJC is 12-3 in conference games. The 2012 Eagles team qualified for the Patriotic Bowl, the first post season appearance for the Eagles since 2005.
Over the past six 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 75 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 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.
Defensive Backs: 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 recieved 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 coaching career.
In High school Gene played at Perris high where he became the third ranked wide reciever 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 Leauge in 2006. Currently Gene lives in Perris and is the father of one daughter Ariana.
Running Backs: Jeremiah Budnovich
Coach Budnovich starts his third season coaching at MSJC after a career both as a community college player and former United States Marine. JEremiah was the first 1,000 yard rusher in Jurupa Valley High history and earned All Mountain League honors as a senior. After Jurupa, Jeremiah went on to play one season at Chaffey College before joining the Marine Corps. After earning All Marine football status, Coach Bob Turley recruited Jeremiah to play his second season of community college football here at MSJC under then head coach and current defensive coordinator Gregg Shaw. Before joining the staff at MSJC jeremiah also worked as a railroad engineer. Jeremiah has been married to wife Laura for 8 years and they have one daughter Roxanne.
Wide Recievers: Sekou Yansane
Coach Yanssane 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 wnet 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 recieving 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 throughought their collegiate career. Sekou earned his bachelor's degree in sociology. Coach Yansane also serves at the Assistant Athletic Coordinator here at MSJC.
Quarterbacks: Ryan Marshall
Ryan Marshall begins his third year on the MSJC coaching staff this season and will be responsible for working with Eagles quarterbacks. Prior to his arrival at MSJC, Ryan spent three seasons in the same capacity at West Torrance High School where he also played. Ryan and his wife Bethany have three children.
Linebackers: Mike Wilga
Defensive Coordinator/D-Line Coach-Gregg Shaw
Coach Shaw’s association with MSJC goes back to 1980. The Riverside native spent 19 years as an assistant for the Eagles before taking over the program as head coach for four seasons from 2000-2003. As the head coach, Gregg led the Eagles to two bowl games including a victory in the 2001 Chips for Kids Bowl. MSJC defeated Long Beach City College 21-14. Gregg has also coached a variety of other sports during his time at MSJC. He has served as the head women’s basketball coach, an assistant men’s basketball coach and still serves as an assistant to Steve Alonzo and the Eagles baseball program. Gregg and his wife Mary have five children; Candace Bean, Mickey Schug, Lynette Rushton, Gregg Shaw Jr., and Kyle Shaw.
Kicking Game Coach-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: Tim Morovick
Coach Morovick graduated from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower in 1985. He went on to attende Cerritos Community College where he played football for Coach Frank Mazzotta and recieved a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa. Tim then recieved his teaching credential from Cal State San Bernardino and National University. Morovick had been a special education teacher for 14 years in various school districts throughout the Inland Empire. Currently he teaches at Tahquitz High SChool and is also the Head wrestling coach and assistant Varsity baseball coach.
Morovick has coached football at the high school and college levels for 21 years. He has been an offensive line coach in each of those years and also been an offesnsive coordinator. Over 30 players that have been coached by Morovick have earned college scholarships. Tim's mentor Mike Merkle was his offensive line coach at Cerritos College. Tim is married to Jackie and they have two sons; Tim and Drew.