Baseball – Jessie Foppert

Varsity Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

 

Drafted as a pitcher by the San Francisco Giants (from the University of San Francisco) in the 2nd round of the 2001 draft, Jesse made his MLB debut on April 14, 2003. Rated by Baseball America as the best pitching prospect in 2003, Foppert broke into the Giants starting rotation in 2003 and was traded in 2005 to the Mariners along with Yorvit Torrealba for Randy Winn.

 

Jesse returns as Head Coach for the Marin Catholic Varsity Baseball team for his seventh season where he has led the Wildcats to two MCAL Championships and six NCS Division II appearances. For Foppert, a two time all-MCAL baseball player, a USF infielder and Major League Baseball pitcher, helping kids succeed on and off the field is what it’s all about. Teaching lessons through baseball, like hard work, dedication, teamwork and attitude, coach Foppert knows first-hand how these fundamentals will serve them for life.

 

 

 

Co-Ed Soccer – Jasper Garcia

Varsity Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Jasper Garcia grew up playing youth soccer in San Francisco and competed competitively throughout California. Garcia has been coaching for 10 years throughout the SF Bay Area and he is returning as Head Coach for the Marin Catholic Men’s Varsity Soccer team for his third season. In his first season as head of the program, Jasper lead his team to the first league playoff appearance in 5 years, finishing second place in the MCAL.  Jasper’s focus is in helping student-athletes learn life long skills through the sport of soccer that will help them succeed on and off the pitch.

 

 

 

Football – Mazi Moayed

Varsity Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

 

Mazi Moayed is the Head Football Coach at Marin Catholic. He has led the Wildcats to eight undefeated MCAL Championships, three North Coast Section Championships and a trip to the State Championship Bowl Game in 2012. Coach Moayed was named Northern California Division III Coach of the Year by NorCal Preps in 2012. Prior to joining Marin Catholic, he coached at Novato High School, Berkeley High School, San Rafael High School, and College of Marin. As a player, he started as safety for the Semi-Pro North Bay Rattlers, who were undefeated for the 4 years he played. Coach Moayed is known throughout our area as a leader in teaching his players the fundamentals of the game while instilling in them what it takes to compete on and off the field.

 

 

 

Field Hockey – Trina Perotti Hefter

Varsity Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Trina’s love for field hockey began in high school when she played goalie for Marin Catholic.  She continued to play in college on the UCLA club team. After getting her teaching credential and coaching the JV team for one year, Trina assumed responsibility as the Varsity Head Coach and started running the field hockey program at MC in 2012; she has grown the program from 20+ young women to 70+.  She is excited about the growth of popularity of the sport locally with enough teams to have the first ever MCAL league season.  In addition to specific field hockey skills, Trina hopes to instill in her players sportsmanship, team cooperation, the positive benefits of physical exercise, and lessons that extend beyond the field.

 

 

Girls Basketball – Ashley Saia

Varsity Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Ashley Saia just finished her second season as the Varsity Women’s Basketball Head Coach at Marin Catholic.  Capping the 2019 regular season, the LadyCats pulled off a come-from-behind victory in the MCAL Championship, earning Saia her first championship pennant at Marin Catholic.

 

Ashley spent six years in various roles at the collegiate level beginning at Cal as an Operations Intern for the Women’s Basketball team followed by an assistant coaching job at Gannon University helping them to an Elite 8 appearance.  Her last 4 years at the college level were spent at Miami (OH) University as a Director of Operations & Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator.  Ashley is a 2006 graduate of Marin Catholic (2-time All-League, 1st Team & 2nd Team) and then played at Bentley University from 2006-2011.  Ashley is focused on creating a team-first environment where her players can learn and excel on & off the court.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball – Mike Saia

Varsity Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

 

Mike Saia is in his ninth season as the Varsity Men’s Basketball Head Coach at Marin Catholic, winning more than 100 games in his first 5 seasons. In 2017, Coach Saia led his Wildcats to a regular season and playoff MCAL championship for the first time since 2005. Mike is a graduate of Drake High School (2-time 1st Team All-League). He played one year at College of Marin, and three years at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

 

Coach Saia has developed a basketball philosophy from years of playing, coaching, and officiating. Mike was a NCAA Division I basketball official from 1991-1999, finishing his career with two trips to the NCAA tournament. Utilizing the whole child approach to coaching, Mike provides life lessons through the sport of basketball and shares his enthusiasm for the game.

 

 

 

Co-Ed Soccer – Andrew Shuter

Varsity Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Andrew Shuter grew up in England where he played for Northampton Town as a youth. Moving to the States at the age of 11, he then played for Novato Youth Soccer until he was 18. Andrew played at College of Marin for a season before deciding to become a coach. He has coached for North Marin United, Novato High School, and is the Head Coach at Marin Catholic High School for the Men’s Varsity team. He had his USSF E and his NSCAA National Diploma.

 

Andrew completed his second year as Head Coach of the Women’s Varsity Soccer team, qualifying for the North Coast Section players.

 

 

 

Volleyball- Jake Spain

Varsity Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Jake Spain is going into his eighth season as the Varsity Volleyball Head Coach at Marin Catholic. In his first seven seasons the Wildcats have compiled a record of 202-56 along with 5 straight NCS championships and back to back to back MCAL championships. In 2016 Marin Catholic clinched their first regular season and playoff MCAL championship for the first time since 2000. . Following the most decorated season in school history, the Wildcats completed another stellar season finishing 37-5, ranked #1 in the state in their division. Jake started his coaching career at Petaluma High School, winning the regular season and NCS title for the first time in school history. In 2010 and 2011, Jake joined Redwood High School, again winning a regular season title and a NCS championship.

 

 

 

Field Hockey – Kelly Tarkenton

Assistant Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Born and raised on the East Coast, in a hot spot for field hockey, Kelly picked up a field hockey stick at an early age.  She played Division I Field Hockey at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned accolades of Team MVP, All South Region player, All Colonial Athletic Conference player and Female Athlete of the Year.  She participated in the United States Field Hockey Association’s Development Camps (now known as Futures Program) and was selected as an alternate for the Olympic Festival.

 

Kelly has coached and taught at all levels; elementary through college.  With a degree in Physical Education and Masters in Sports Administration, Kelly looks to provide a developmentally appropriate and safe environment that teaches the fundamentals of field hockey while instilling self-esteem, sportsmanship and life skills.