Staff Directory

Administration

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Gary Plunkett

Director of Kinesiology and Athletics

760-773-2581 gplunkett@collegeofthedesert.edu
Angel Meraz

Athletic Counselor

760.568.7519 ameraz@collegeofthedesert.edu
Huitzi Montalvo

Sr. Equipment Manager

760-674-7636 hmontalvo@collegeofthedesert.edu
Jill Buttles

Athletic Program Asst. / Eligibility (Tracers)

760-773-2591 jbuttles@collegeofthedesert.edu
Judy Howard

Administrative Assistant

760-862-1318 juhoward@collegeofthedesert.edu
Brian Sylva

Sports Information Specialist

760.423.6641 bsylva@CollegeOfTheDesert.edu
Todd Conger

Athletic Trainer

760-773-2586 tconger@collegeofthedesert.edu
Valerie Calderon

Athletic Trainer

760.776.7311 vacalderon@collegeofthedesert.edu
Brenda Valdez Nava

Part-time Athletic Trainer

bvaldeznava@collegeofthedesert.edu

Baseball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Chris Walters

Head Coach

951.741.4052 chwalters@collegeofthedesert.edu
Robert Boetto

Assistant Coach

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Henry Viveros

Head Coach

760-641-0108 hviveros@collegeofthedesert.edu
Ken Simonds

Assistant Coach

760.408.4651 kesimonds@collegeofthedesert.edu
Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Assistant Coach

Men's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Nellie Carrillo

Head Coach

760.346.8041 Ext. 5689 ncarrillo@collegeofthedesert.edu
Luis Pimentel

Assistant Coach

760.766.6446 lpimentel@collegeofthedesert.edu

Football

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jack Steptoe

Head Coach / Director of Football Operations

760-773-2584 jsteptoe@collegeofthedesert.edu
Ben Knapp

Asst. Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator

Mike Knapp

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach

Singor Mobley

Safeties and Cornerbacks Coach

Tony Parise

Defensive Line Coach

Gregory Marshall, Jr.

Defensive Line

Nicholas LaPointe

Offensive Line Coach

Jeff Tebelak

Running Backs Coach

Jimmy Aliwosie

Outside Linebackers Coach

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Thomas

Head Coach

760-636-6830 kenthomasradiotennis@gmail.com
Ted Bauer

Assistant Coach

Women's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Nellie Carrillo

Head Coach

760.346.8041 Ext. 5689 ncarrillo@collegeofthedesert.edu
Luis Pimentel

Assistant Coach

760.766.6446 lpimentel@collegeofthedesert.edu

Women's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Garrett Estrin

Head Coach

760-333-2585 gestrin@collegeofthedesert.edu
Jorge Polanco

Assistant Coach

Emilia Jimenez

Assistant Coach

Sarah Felix

Assistant Coach

Helen Estrin

Volunteer Assistant

Nellie Garcia-Carrillo

Strength and Conditioning

negarcia@collegeofthedesert.edu

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Enrique Cardenas

Head Coach

760.396.7590 ecardenas@collegeofthedesert.edu
Manuel Hurtado

Head Assistant Coach

Daniel Rivera

Goal Keeper Coach

Christian Nehme

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Women's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Erin Lind

Head Coach

406.239.0866 elind@collegeofthedesert.edu

Women's Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Marion Champion

Co-Head Coach

760-969-2740 mchampion@collegeofthedesert.edu
Detlev Rothe

Co-Head Coach

760.409.2740 drothe@collegeofthedesert.edu
Dana Graham

Assistant Coach

760.485.1424 danag65@me.com
Jon Skramstad

Assistant Coach

760.485.9071 skrammy@verizon.net
Ty Skramstad

Assistant Coach

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Skip Parry

Head Coach

626-710-8951 rsparry@collegeofthedesert.edu
Danielle Walker

Assistant Coach

Hana Qaqi

Assistant Coach

Beach Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Detlev Rothe

Co-Head Coach

760.409.2740 drothe@collegeofthedesert.edu
Marion Champion

Co-Head Coach

760-969-2740 mchampion@collegeofthedesert.edu
Dana Graham

Assistant Coach

760.485.1424 danag65@me.com
Jon Skramstad

Assistant Coach

760.485.9071 skrammy@verizon.net

Softball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Garrett Estrin

Head Coach

760-333-2585 gestrin@collegeofthedesert.edu
Malissa "Moo" Nielsen

Assistant Coach

Heather Morales

Assistant Coach

Men's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Simonds

Head Coach

760.408.4651 kesimonds@collegeofthedesert.edu
Dave Melton

Assistant Coach

Women's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Morgan McIntosh

Head Coach

COD Women's Tennis

760.578.8367 mmcintosh@collegeofthedesert.edu