Santa Rosa Junior College logo  
home  > for students  > Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance  > mens swimming  > archive 2011
Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance

SRJC Men's Swimming
Bear Cub Logo
SRJC Bear Cubs
Men's Swimming
Home 2011 | Schedule | Team Photo | Roster | 2011 Highlights | Times & Rankings | Records | Current Team | Archives | Alumni

2011 - 2009 - 2008

2011 3rd at CCCAA State Champs
2010 Big 8 Conference Runner-Up
2010 4th at CCCAA State Champs
2009 2nd at CCCAA State Champs
2008 3rd at CCCAA State Champs

Santa Rosa Junior College Varsity Men's Swimming & Diving captured it's third Big 8 Conference title in four years last weekend at Delta College in Stockton. The final score had SRJC 858, Diablo Valley 777, Sierra 545, American River 457, Modesto 312, Delta 237, and Sac City 72. Sophomore captain, Matt Stuhr, won the "Outstanding Performance of the Meet" award with his record breaking swim in the 200 Free (1:41.23). Freshman Sean Malley, also set both a new school and conference record in his 400 Medley Relay, lead-off 100 Back split, with a time of 51.45. Head Coach Jill McCormick was named Men's Coach of the Year. The cubs now advance 14 of their top swimmers to compete at the CCCAA State Swimming Championships next weekend at East LA College, in Monterey Park. Competition begins Thursday 4/28 and goes thorugh Saturday 4/30.

The SRJC Men's Swim and Dive Team entered the 2011 season with high expectations after their back-to-back Big 8 Conference Championship titles in 2009 and 2008, and their runner-up, second place finish in the Big 8 Conference in 2010 and at the State Championship Meet in 2009. The David BanksCubs large 2011 squad is led by returning All Americans Matt Stuhr (2010 National and State Champion), Nick Johnson, and Dan Crase who were all major contributors last season's success.  Key incoming freshmen are Justion Lomas from Fairfield, Sean Malley from Moraga, Jesse Risinger and Curtis Tinloy from Napa, and Trent Williams sprinter from Marin. The Cubs have also brought in three strong local divers as well including: Jesse Guidi, Dalton Berncich, and Daniel Coxon. Recently, between our men’s and women’s swim teams, we have had over 35 swimmers and divers transfer on scholarship to the four-year level, 17 of which have been to Division I schools. The Santa Rosa Junior College Swim and Dive Team has been in existence for over 30 years including numerous state champions and team titles. We compete in the California Community Colleges League. We belong to the Big Eight Conference, arguably the strongest conference 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. SRJC is committed to producing All American Student-Athletes. In fact, David Hernandez (All American SRJC Swimmer 08-09) was named the NATYCAA National Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year for two-year colleges in 2009 for his high level swimming performances and his perfect 4.0 GPA. 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.

Tim NobrigaIn Memory of Diving Coach Tim

Tim Nobriga (1951-2011)

On February 14th, 2011, beloved SRJC Diving Coach, Tim Nobriga, past away after suffering a heart attack. Tim was one month into his 37th season coaching the Bear Cub Divers at the time of his death. Tim joined the SRJC Swim & Dive coaching staff in 1974 and never left. He has been Sonoma County and California Community College diving for nearly 40 years and he will be desperately missed by the hundreds of athletes and colleagues he worked with over the seasons. The SRJC Varsity Men's Swim & Dive Team are dedicating their 2011 season to the strong yet quiet man who dedicated his life to us. Click on the below links for more information on Tim Nobriga's life and his career at SRJC.

Press Democrat Obituary

Oak Leaf Tribute Article

Press Democrat Bob Padecky Column



Coach McCormick

Head Coach
Jill McCormick
(707) 527-4369

  • 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
  • 2011 Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year
  • 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 40 conference and state champions, over 80 All Americans, and over 60 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.

Coach Denize

Head Assistant Swim Coach
Tyler Denize

Denize enters his fourth season as Head 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 four 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.

Coach Lund

Assistant Swim, Dryland & Strength Training Coach

Cassandra Lund

Lund begins her first season with the Bear Cubs as an assistant swim, dryland & strength training coach.  She graduated from Loma Linda University in 1995 with an A.S. in Physical Therapy. In 1996, Lund received a Physical Therapist Assistant License. Since 1999 she has been training athletes of all ages. In 2000 she was certified through ACSM as a Health/Fitness Specialist. Lund has developed triathlons for children and personal/group fitness for health/weight loss clinics. In her career she has been a swim instructor for 18 years. Since 2009 she has been an Assistant Swim Coach/Strength Coach for Neptune Swimming and is presently developing strength programs for the Swim/Dive teams at SRJC. Lund is currently pursuing B.S. in Sports Management: Health and Wellness.

Coach King

Assistant Swim Coach

Phil King

King begins his first season as an assistant for the Bear Cubs.  Phil is a loyal alumn of both SRJC’s Varsity Water Polo and Varsity Men’s Swimming teams.  He was both a goalie and a breaststroker for the Cubs in 2008-2010.

Coach Irwin

Head Dive Coach

Nolan Irwin

Irwin enters his second season as a diving coach for the Bear Cub divers after competing for SRJC in 2004 and 2006. While at SRJC Irwin was an All American on both boards, a regional champion, a conference champion, and the conference male diver of the year in 2006. Irwin is also the head coach for Santa Rosa Diving's club team.

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges