Softball – Dave Albini

Head Coach – Marin Catholic High School

Dave Albini returns for his sixth year as Marin Catholics Varsity Softball Coach after leading his 2015 and 2016 teams 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 eighth 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 seven 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.

 

 

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 sixth season where he has led the Wildcats to two MCAL Championships and five 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.

 

Volleyball- Jake Spain

Head Coach- Marin Catholic High School

 

Jake Spain is going into his seventh season as the Varsity Volleyball Head Coach at Marin Catholic. In his first six seasons the Wildcats have compiled a record of 165-52 along with 4 straight NCS championships and back to back MCAL championships. In 2016 Marin Catholic clinched their first regular season and playoff MCAL championship for the first time since 2000. The 2017 wildcats just completed the most decorated season in school history finishing 32-5, ranked 6th in the state and reaching as high as 25th in the country. 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.

 

 

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.