Know your JC Coaches

From time to time throughout the year we'll give you historical information and trivia, such as: all-time coaching and player statistical information, did you knows, and best players of all time, and more. Hank Ives has been covering JC football for 44 years, so he has a lot of knowledge to pass along. This report looks at some of the sport's top coaches and runs down head coaching changes around the nation going into 2002.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Al Baldock compiled his 231 victories, the third best all-time among JC coaches, for five different schools?  He was head man at Alan Hancock from 1959 to 1961, College of Sequoias 62-66, Los Angeles City 72-74, Taft 76-89 and 91-93 and West Hills in 1995.

A.J. Kilpatrick did his thing at four schools, East Miss. , Northwest Miss, Holmes and East Central and Don Kloppenberg at Laney, Canyons, Porterville and Long Beach.

DID YOU KNOW THAT four active coaches are already in the top-10 all-time in wins?

John Eliasik at Harper has collected 217 victories, putting him fourth behind Ken Swearingen, El Camino and Saddleback with 248, Hal Sherbeck, Fullerton, 241 and the aforementioned Al Baldock, 231.  George Sekul, who coached at Mississippi Gulf Coast from 1966 to 1991 is the only other JC coach in the 200-win bracket.

However, San Francisco's George Rush, working on a string of 36 straight wins, figures to break into that exclusive group this year with his l92, as does Bob MacDougall, who has compiled 193 victories at College of DuPage and Joliet.

Rounding out the top-10 all-time we find Sim Cooley, Jones, boasting 187 triumphs during his 27 years at Jones, ranking in 8th place, with Rochester's Cy Champa in 9th place, 186, and current Waldorf bossman Dr. Bolstorff, ranking 10th  by virtue of his 182 victories fashioned over a 34 year span.


Jeff Sims, who is an ex-Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) assistant coach, is taking over for Mike Flaten at Mesabi Range in Minnesota.

Kevin Haslam takes over for Scott Giles at Eastern Arizona.

Bill Lee takes the helm at Mississippi Gulf Coast, where Steve Wright had been in charge.

Itawamba hired Jeff Terrill to replace Jay Miller, who was the head man for nine years.

Pearl River named Tim Hatten its new head coach after Scott Maxfield left (see below!). Hatten, a Sumrall, Miss. native and former PRCC Wildcat wide receiver during the 1983 and 1984 seasons, was hired to replace Tucker Peavey in early June after Peavey resigned the position after only five months to accept the head football and athletic director's position his alma mater,  Brookhaven High School.  Hatten was at Class 5A Haines City High School in Haines City, Fla., for the past 14 years, including the last nine as head coach. Peavey replaced Scott Maxfield, who resigned at mid term last December to accept the head job at Blinn College in Brenham, Tex., after guiding the Wildcats to a 7-2 record their first winning season since 1995.

Scott Maxfield was hired at Blinn to replace Everett Todd, who left for a D1 assistant coach job.

Solano is bringing back football after a one year absence. They hired Floyd Burnsed, who coached Ken Dorsey of the Miami Hurricanes and Drew Bennett of the Tennessee Titans of the NFL while he was at Miramonte HS. 

Feather River College announced the head coach of its new football program March 1. Rob Cushman, head coach of Eastern Oregon University's football team for the past five years, has joined the FRC coaching staff and is preparing for the team's first season of competition this fall. Cushman was EOU's defensive coordinator for ten seasons before becoming the head football coach in 1997. A 1978 graduate of the University of Puget Sound, he was a four-year letterman in football and started at defensive back his junior and senior seasons. Cushman earned his master's degree from California State University-Chico in 1982. His football coaching experience also includes three years of head coaching in California high schools and five years as an assistant coach/defensive coordinator at the college level.

Golden West hired back Ray Shackleford when Mike Shaughnessy stepped down.

Sacramento City College hired Gary Garabato to replace Lamont Love. The former had been the head man at Mendocino College.

Mendocino hired John Yenney following Garabato's departure. Yenney had been the defensive coordinator at Mendocino for the previous two seasons.

We've got to do a little confirming on this one, but it looks like College of the Desert has a new head coach named Fred Pembers (spelling?). If true, then he has replaced Reed Benjamin.

Joe Early took over the Palomar program after Tom Craft was given the top job at San Diego State.

Riverside hired Bill Brown after Mike Churchill stepped down.

Darryl Holmes replaces Rob Hager at West Los Angeles.

Ellsworth hired John Sala replaces Chad Haynes, who was only HC for one season. Sala was the offensive coordinator last year.

There may be one or two other changes that we missed in . If so, we'll let you know.


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