Athletic Department

Staff Directory

Administration / Support Staff/All Extensions can be reached by calling (562) 860-2451

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Dr. Daniel Smith
Instructional Dean/Athletics Director
Ext. 2863 dsmith@cerritos.edu
Debbie Jensen
PE Division Chairperson
Ext. 2867 djensen@cerritos.edu
John Van Gaston
Sports Information Director
Ext. 2896 jvangaston@cerritos.edu
Brian Cable
Athletic Trainer
Ext. 2884 bcable@cerritos.edu
Maria Castro
Athletic Trainer
Ext. 2882 mvcastro@cerritos.edu
Refugio Estrada
Equipment Manager
Ext. 5045 restrada@cerritos.edu
Dan Tufnell
Equipment Manager
Ext. 2880 dtufnell@cerritos.edu
Teresa Velazquez-Ortega
Women's Equipment Manager
Ext. 2881 tvelazquez@cerritos.edu
Erica McLennan
Division Secretary
Ext. 2861 emclennan@cerritos.edu
Lucy Romero
Eligibility Specialist
Ext. 2864 lromero@cerritos.edu
Lucy Self
Program Assistant II
Ext. 2860 lself@cerritos.edu
James Austin
Cheerleading Director
jaustin@cerritos.edu

Baseball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Gaylord
Head Coach
Ext. 2890 kgaylord@cerritos.edu
Hector Zamora
Assistant Coach
hzamora@cerritos.edu
Benny Gonzalez
Pitching Coach

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Russ May
Head Coach
Ext. 2871 rmay@cerritos.edu
Tito Ortiz
Assistant Coach
Lavell Owens
Assistant Coach

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Trisha Kozlowski
Head Coach
Ext. 2868 tkozlowski@cerritos.edu
Monty Washington
Assistant Coach
Joe Pacheco
Assistant Coach

Men's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Christopher Richardson
Head Coach
Ext. 2889 crichardson@cerritos.edu
Bryan Ramos
Head Coach
Ext. 2889 bramos@cerritos.edu
Clarence Rhone
Assistant Coach
Alycia Wagner
Athletic Performance Coach
awagner@cerritos.edu
Stephanie Ruiz
Assistant Coach

Women's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Bryan Ramos
Head Coach
Ext. 2889 bramos@cerritos.edu
Christopher Richardson
Head Coach
Ext. 2889 crichardson@cerritos.edu
Clarence Rhone
Assistant Coach
Alycia Wagner
Athletic Performance Coach
awagner@cerritos.edu
Stephanie Ruiz
Assistant Coach

Football

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Frank Mazzotta
Head Coach
Ext. 2502 fmazzotta@cerritos.edu
Dean Grosfeld
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Ext. 2888 sgrosfeld@cerritos.edu
Tom Caines
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
Ext. 2887 tcaines@cerritos.edu
Adam Cox
Offensive Line Coach
Frank Montera
Running Backs Coach
Justin Caines
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Coach
Vern Vander Sluis
Linebackers Coach
Fred Lavulo
Defensive Line Coach
Thavis Miller
Defensive Line Coach
Kareem Larrimore
Cornerbacks Coach
John Arredondo
Tight Ends Coach
Richard Gotauco
Team Manager
Refugio Estrada
Equipment Manager
Ext. 5045 restrada@cerritos.edu

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Benny Artiaga
Head Coach
Ext. 2879 bartiaga@cerritos.edu
Chris Lekavich
Assistant Coach
Jorge Artiaga
Assistant Coach
Felipe Bernal
Assistant Coach
Jose Esparza
Assistant Coach
Alex Munoz
Assistant Coach
Felipe Gonzalez
Assistant Coach

Women's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ruben Gonzalez
Head Coach
Ext. 2877 rgonzalez@cerritos.edu
Ana Ramirez
Assistant Coach
Memo Gonzalez
Associate Head Coach
Octavio Marquez
Assistant Coach
Brent Whitfield
Assistant Coach
Jose Palomares
Assistant Coach
Steve Jimenez
Assistant Coach
Tiffany Hollis
Goalkeepers Coach

Softball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Kodee Murray
Head Coach
Ext. 2873 kmurray@cerritos.edu
Bud Murray
Assistant Coach
Brenden Ashley
Pitching Coach
Jennifer Simons
Assistant Coach

Men's Swimming & Diving

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Joe Abing
Head Coach
Ext. 2896 jabing@cerritos.edu

Women's Swimming & Diving

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Sergio Macias
Head Coach
Ext. 2869 smacias@cerritos.edu
Katherine Gabayeron
Assistant Coach

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Quinn Caldaron
Head Coach

Women's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Quinn Caldaron
Head Coach

Men's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Christopher Richardson
Head Coach
Ext. 2889 crichardson@cerritos.edu
Alycia Wagner
Pole Vault Coach/Strength & Conditioning
awagner@cerritos.edu
Bryan Ramos
Distance Coach
Chucky Hampton
Jumps Coach
Clarence Rhone
Distance Coach
Les Berman
Hurdles Coach
Lloyd Higgins
Throws Coach
Ludi Valdez
Distance Coach
Morris Jones
Head Men's Track & Field Coach/Sprints

Women's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Christopher Richardson
Head Coach
Ext. 2889 crichardson@cerritos.edu
Michael Allen
Women's Head Coach
Alycia Wagner
Pole Vault Coach/Strength & Conditioning
awagner@cerritos.edu
Bryan Ramos
Distance Coach
Chucky Hampton
Jumps Coach
Clarence Rhone
Distance Coach
Holly Iris
Sprints Coach
Les Berman
Hurdles Coach
Lloyd Higgins
Throws Coach
Ludi Valdez
Distance Coach

Women's Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Kari Pestolesi
Head Coach
Ext. 2264 kpestolesi@cerritos.edu
Noah Casaquit
Assistant Coach
Sasha Karelov
Assistant Coach

Men's Water Polo

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Joe Abing
Head Coach
Ext. 2870 jabing@cerritos.edu
Mike Miles
Assistant Coach
Jose Reyes
Assistant Coach
Joe Billish
Assistant Coach

Women's Water Polo

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Sergio Macias
Head Coach
Ext. 2869 smacias@cerritos.edu
Jose Reyes
Assistant Coach
Catie Tuning
Assistant Coach
Brittany Connell
Goalkeepers Coach

Wrestling

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Don Garriott
Head Coach
Ext. 2347 dgarriott@cerritos.edu
Eric Gould
Assistant Coach