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
Sam DiMatteo
Head Coach
724.622.7682 Sam_DiMatteo@yahoo.com

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Trent Skinner
Head Coach
515.554.5626 tskinner@collegeofthedesert.edu
Jerome "Pooh" Richardson
Assistant Coach
Caleb Gervin
Assistant Coach
Robert Romero
Assistant Coach
Ivery Thompson
Assistant Coach
Bill Grotenrath
Strength 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
Defensive Coordinator & Recruiting Coordinator
Beknapp@collegeofthedesert.edu
Jeff Tebelak
Offensive Line Coach & Run Coordinator
Tony Parise
Running Backs Coach
Jimmy Awolesi
Outside Linebackers/Strong Safety Coach
Curt Hough
Volunteer Coach
Tyler Roberts
Defensive Line Coach
Craig Jordan
Assistant Defensive Line Coach
Mike Knapp
Linebackers Coach
Bill Grotenrath
Strength Coach
760-773-2591 wgrotenrath@collegeofthedesert.edu
Doug Smith
Tight Ends Coach
Samuel Gomez
Wide Receivers Coach

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Guy Fritz
Head Coach
760.773.2591 gfritz@collegeofthedesert.edu
Trent Skinner
Assistant Coach
515.554.5626 tskinner@collegeofthedesert.edu
Craig Robinson
Volunteer 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
Analise Anzaldua
Assistant Coach
Helen Estrin
Volunteer Assistant

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Enrique Cardenas
Head Coach
760.396.7590 ecardenas@collegeofthedesert.edu
Manuel Hurtado
Head Assistant Coach
Patohurtado22@gmail.com
Pedro Zamora
Assistant Coach
Carlos Serrano
GK 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
Detlev Rothe
Co-Head Coach
760.409.2740 drothe@collegeofthedesert.edu
Marion Champion
Co-Head Coach
Dana Graham
Assistant Coach
760.485.1424 danag65@me.com
Jon Skramstad
Assistant Coach
760.485.9071 skrammy@verizon.net

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Kendyl Rizea
Head Coach
925.595.5975 krizea@collegeofthedesert.edu

Beach Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Detlev Rothe
Co-Head Coach
760.409.2740 drothe@collegeofthedesert.edu
Marion Champion
Co-Head Coach
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
Daisy Macias
Assistant Coach
Helen Estrin
Volunteer Assistant

Men's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Thomas Mainez, Jr.
Head Coach
760.773.2591 tmainez@collegeofthedesert.edu

Women's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Morgan McIntosh
Head Coach
COD Women's Tennis
760.578.8367 mmcintosh@collegeofthedesert.edu