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BACK TO BACK 2008-2009
BIG 8 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS
2nd in STATE 2009

2nd State

The SRJC Men's Swim and Dive Team entered the 2009 season with one of their largest teams in school history, and had hopes to defend their Big 8 Title and make a run for the State Title. The Cubs, led by sophomore swimmers Walter Gault, Tyler Hannis and diver Phillip Boitano, are returned 8 All American's this season. They also added to their depth Kieffer Holmeswith strong local freshmen standouts DJ Sallee and Grant Slovik. Last season SRJC finished third at the California Community College State Championships after previously finishing 9th, 10th, 5th, and 2nd in the past five years. The Cubs also won the Big 8 Conference Championship title as well. In the past five years the Bear Cub men have broken 19 school records. The Santa Rosa Junior College Swim and Dive Team has been in existence for 30 years including numerous state champions and team titles. We compete in the California Community Colleges League. We belong to the Big Eight Conference, arguabley one of the strongest conferences in the state, giving us a great slate of dual meets, rivalries, and a very fast Conference Championship Meet. We have a strong men's program that consistently attracts swimmers and divers at the national level as well as athletes willing to improve to that level. During our recent seasons we have placed in the top three in our conference and the top five at state, including many All American athletes. Our team consistently breaks records and continues to compete at a top level against other teams in the state. Coach McCormick recruits athletes who not only demonstrate a high level of teamwork, focus, and discipline in the pool and in the classroom, but who also like to have fun with their team and enjoy competition.

 

Jill McCormick

Head Coach
Jill McCormick
jmccormick@santarosa.edu
(707) 527-4369

EDUCATION
  • M.A. in Athletes and Academic Achievement, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • CA Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis, 1994
  • B.A. in English, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • A.A. in General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1991
COACHING
  • 2009 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2008 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2007 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Seven Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2005 CA Community College Coach of the Year
  • 2004 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Swim & Dive and Women's Water Polo, Head Coach- Since 2000
  • Piner High School Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - 6 years
  • UC Davis Women's Swim Team, Sprint Coach - 1 year
  • Santa Rosa Neptunes, Senior Age Group Coach - 5 years
  • North Bay Water Polo, Coach - Since 2003
  • Redwood Empire Water Polo, Coach - 2 years

In her recent career here, McCormick has produced over 30 conference and state champions, over 60 All Americans, and over 30 All-Academic student athletes. McCormick swam locally in Santa Rosa for the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Montgomery High School, and for Santa Rosa Junior College where she was a two-time All-American in the backstroke and relay events. She continued her collegiate swimming at UC Davis and still swims today for Santa Rosa Masters. In 2007 she competed in the FINA Masters Nationals and placed 4th in all three of the backstroke events and ranked in the top eight in several other sprint events.

Tyler Denize

Head Assistant Swim Coach
Tyler Denize

Denize enters his second season as an Assistant Swim Coach for the Bear Cubs. He has also been the head club coach for Woodlands Swim Team in Walnut Creek for three years, and has coached high school swimming for three years. He is also currently SRJC's Head Men's Water Polo Coach. Denize was an All American community college swimmer and water polo player for Diablo Valley.

Tim Nobriga

Head Assistant Dive Coach
Tim Nobriga

Nobriga has coached the SRJC divers for over 30 years. He also coaches diving for our local high schools and teaches diving and swimming classes for SRJC. Nobriga was a diver himself for Chico State University.

Kendra Klein

Assistant Swim Coach
Kendra Klein

Klein enters her first season as an assistant for the Bear Cubs. While at SRJC, Klein was both an All American water polo player and breaststroker, and will be inducted into the SRJC Athletic Hall of Fame this spring. After her time at SRJC, Klein completed her water polo career as a center at CSU Northridge.

Chris Berg

Assistant Swim Coach
Chris Berg

Berg enters his first season as an assistant for the Bear Cubs after competing for SRJC in 2007-2008. Berg was an All American backstroker and team captain. He is currently training through his red-shirt year before he transfers and continues his collegiate career at the four-year level.

Deondra Mulas

Assistant Swim Coach

Deondra Mulas

Mulas enters her first season as an assistant for SRJC after playing water polo and swimming for the Cubs in 2007-2008. Mulas is also currently the Head Coach of the Sonoma State University Women's Water Polo B Team.

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