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 averaged 24 wins over the past seven sesons under Mozga and had eight consecutive winning seasons. The past seven years have marked the seven most successful seasons in the school's history. The Lady Eagles have also made seven straight post season appearences, the only seven in the program'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 ninth 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 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 (19), Anton (12), and Krislyn (9). Fontay also works the Valley Thunder Academy, a year round basketball clinic in the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley.
Steve Ray is in his third year on the MSJC staff after several years as a local high school, most recently he was the head coach at Hemet High School before joining the MSJC staff. Coach Ray is closley involved with scouting and weight training for the Lady Eagles. Coach Ray lives in Hemet with his wife Sandy and has three adult children the youngest, Kass, is a member of the Lady Eagle volleyball team. Steve teaches Special Education at San Jacinto High School.