Girls Lacrosse – Lauren Schmidt

Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

Lauren Schmidt is a former CAL and Fresno State assistant coach and Stanfurd All-American. She was a two-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Year while with the Cardinal.

As a collegiate coach, the former Cardinal midfielder was actively involved in the organization of the attacking and midfield units, in scouting and in recruiting. A product of Bay Shore, N.Y., she graduated from Stanford in 2011 with a bachelors degree in human biology.

Schmidt started all four of her seasons (2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011) and participating in two NCAA Tournament (2009 and 2010) runs on the Farm. She claimed IWLCA third-team All-America honors in 2010 and 2011 and the MPSF Player of the Year awards in 2009 and 2010, when she also led the Cardinal in points. Schmidt participated in the U.S. National Team program from 2009-11, competing in U.S. Lacrosse tournament and training sessions.

Lauren earned the prestigious Aimee Willard Award as the top collegiate player at the 76-year-old U.S. Lacrosse Womens Division National Tournament in Bel Air, MD.

Softball – Dave Albini

Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

Dave Albini returns for his fifth year as Marin Catholics Varsity Softball Coach after leading his 2016 team to back-to-back Division 4 North Coast Section Champions. Dave was also named the Prep2Prep North Coast Section Coach of the Year in 2015.

Dave has been coaching club softball for over 10 years. Before joining Marin Catholic he was an assistant at San Marin High School from 2009 to 2012, where he coached is daughter Dani, the 2012 MCAL MVP. Dave is a very energetic, high spirited coach that puts a lot of stock in team unity and school spirit. He emphasizes the importance of high school athletics and how it can build character both on and off the field. Dave takes pride in not only teaching softball but also responsibility, dedication and leadership, helping prepare students for what lies ahead in college.

Boys Basketball – Mike Saia

Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

Mike Saia is in his seventh season as the Varsity Mens 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.

Football – Mazi Moayed

Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

Mazi Moayed is the Head Football Coach at Marin Catholic. He has led the Wildcats to six undefeated MCAL Championships, two 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.

Girls Basketball – John Starrett

Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

John Starrett completed his first season as the Varsity Womens Basketball Head Coach at Marin Catholic. John led his 2016-2017 team to a 20 win season, the MCAL semi-finals, the NCS semi-finals, and the second round of the CIF State Basketball Championship Tournament. John is a Cal graduate with post graduate degrees in social science and law. In his four years rowing for Cal, he was honored as team captain, most valuable, most inspirational, won a Pac 10 championship and medaled at the U.S. Olympic Festival. Having played many high school sports, John chose to coach basketball, his hands-down favorite. He has coached girls and boys at the varsity, JV, freshman, and CYO levels for nearly 15 years. John views sports as a tremendous complement to academics and an ideal training ground for life. Because basketball is so incredibly fun and engaging, and a team sport, the gym is an ideal classroom for everyone to practice humility, confidence, empowerment, strong communication skills, industriousness, focus, high energy, team spirit, competitive spirit, balance, gratefulness, and so many other useful foundational qualities and habits.

Baseball – Jessie Foppert

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 fifth season where he has led the Wildcats to two MCAL Championships and four 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 its 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.

Volleyball- Jake Spain

Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

Jake Spain is in his sixth season as the Varsity Volleyball Head Coach at Marin Catholic. In his first five seasons the Wildcats have compiled a record of 133-48 along with 3 straight NCS championships. In 2016 Marin Catholic clinched their first regular season and playoff MCAL championship for the first time since 2000. 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 NCS championship.

Co-Ed Soccer – Andrew Shuter

Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School Mens Soccer

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 Boys Varsity team. He had his USSF E and his NSCAA National Diploma.