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COACHING STAFF BIOS – 2017-18
Jeff Reinert – Head Coach – Varsity Boys Basketball
Jeff Reinert begins his sixth season as the head boys' basketball coach. Prior to coming to SMCHS, he served 24 years as a collegiate coach with his most recent position as the associate head coach at Fresno State University. Prior to that, he was co-head assistant coach at Oregon State University and head coach at Utah Valley University. While serving at Utah Valley, Reinert let the team to 179 - 77 record becoming the school's all-time winning coach. His coaching career also includes serving as assistant coach at Brigham Young University, the University of Nebraska and Simpson College in Iowa. Jeff and his wife, Trish, have a daughter, Gretchen, who is a 2017 SMCHS graduate and currently attends Santa Clara University where she is member of the women’s volleyball team.
Kirk Davidson – Assistant Coach – Varsity Boys Basketball
SMCHS Boys' Basketball family is proud to have Coach Kirk Davidson, who will be serving as the Varsity Assistant coach for his 5th season. Coach Kirk grew up and played basketball in Northern Nevada, where he was voted Nevada High School Player of the Year and Northern Nevada Reno Gazette-Journal Player of the Year in 1989. He was a McDonald's High School All-American, Converse All American, and led the state in blocked shots. He went on to play Division 1 basketball as a scholarship player at both BYU, and the University of Nevada where he was Big West Player of the Month several times. After College, Coach Kirk had the opportunity to join a Club in Spain, but injury and surgery ended his career. Since joining the Coaching Staff as Assistant Coach - Post Players, the Eagles have won a CIF Championship and have finished 2nd or 3rd in the Trinity League each year. Kirk and his wife Kelly live in Mission Viejo with their three boys Nick (current Eagle), Zack, and Blake.
Tyler Ternes – Assistant Coach – Varsity Boys Basketball
Coach Ternes is in his 4th year in the SMCHS basketball program. This will be his first year solely working with the varsity after coaching at the freshmen and JV levels. He guided the JV team to a 22-4 overall record and a Trinity League co-championship. He was an All-League basketball player and All-CIF volleyball player at Brethren Christian in Huntington Beach before he attended Long Beach State on a full academic scholarship. Coach Ternes also teaches math at Santa Margarita and loves the responsibility and rewarding aspects of both positions with the school. He and his wife Kellie live in Lake Forest with their dog, Kershaw (Go Dodgers!).
Alan Dolensky – Head Coach – Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Alan Dolensky was a four year starter at the University of New Mexico where during his career he played all five positions (not at the same time). He was offered to play basketball in Israel and for the CBA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but decided to begin his career as a teacher. He is a member of both the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the Orange County Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He still holds the school record for most minutes played in a season. He has coached high school basketball for seven years at Cibola HS (Albuquerque, NM), La Quinta HS, Trabuco Hills, and Tesoro. He has two children (Sara and Max), a beautiful wife (Alane), and two step children (Danielle and Kevin). His freshman roommate at the University of New Mexico was a gentleman named Jeff Reinert.
Craig Donahue – Assistant Coach - Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Coach Craig Donahue has been teaching and coaching for over 25 years at all levels including running his own AAU High School teams (SoCal Soldiers), and most recently with us at SMCHS for over five years. Coach Donahue, while coaching in the boys’ basketball & golf programs, also teaches Fundamentals of Business & Entrepreneurship, Intro to Law, Accounting & Finance, and IB Business Management HL1 & HL2, and serves as the school’s CSF and FBLA advisor, as well as being a member of Eagles Edge. He holds a Masters of Education from National University, and when not teaching, coaching and/or advising, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Coach Donahue enjoys sailing, hiking, swimming, cycling, travelling, skiing, golfing, and many other outdoor and indoor activities.
Marino Rocco DeFilippo, Jr. – Head Coach – Sophomore Boys Basketball
Coach DeFilippo is in his fifth year on the Eagle Basketball Staff. He served as the Sophomore Head Coach in 2013-14, as a Varsity Assistant for Coach Reinert in 2014-15, and Freshman Blue Head Coach for the past two seasons. This season, Coach DeFilippo will serve in his 3rd year as the Director of Operations for Eagle Boys Basketball, Head Coach of the Sophomore team, and will also serve as a full time substitute teacher at school. He was born and raised in Steelton, Pennsylvania, and is the son of a life-long teacher, coach, and athletic director, Marino Sr. Coach DeFilippo was surrounded by basketball constantly while growing up, and built many meaningful relationships with players, coaches, and AD’s at both the high school and college levels. Coach Rocco played for his father at Bishop McDevitt Catholic High School in Harrisburg, PA, and subsequently for David L. Maloney at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where he was elected Captain in both his Junior and Senior seasons. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. Degree in Administration & Management Science and Psychology. Coach worked for 25 years at Pfizer Inc. in sales and sales management, during which time he was able to stay active in basketball as an official. He and his wife, Karen, are 23 year residents of Orange County and have two daughters, Jessica and Maria, who are very proud Eagle Alumni.
Art Meddaugh – Assistant Coach – Sophomore Boys Basketball, Freshmen Gold Boys Basketball
This is Coach Meddaugh's second year coaching basketball at SMCHS, and thirteenth overall. Art will be assisting both Sophomore and Freshman levels this season. Art really enjoys the family atmosphere at Santa Margarita, and has seen a real improvement in player development over the past year.
Art has been a Head Coach on the NJB/All Net level, an assistant, Co-Head, and Head Coach at the Sophomore levels at Mater Dei, where his teams won multiple Serra and Trinity League Championships, and an assistant and Head Coach at the Freshman and Sophomore levels at Dana Hills.
Art has a 70-30 Head Coaching regular season record, has assisted another 150 regular season games, and has coached in 500 plus high school games overall.
Art grew up in Michigan and Illinois before moving to California, where he played soccer, football, and basketball. Art graduated from Capo Valley and then earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Saddleback College, and is looking forward to earning a BA Degree in the near future.
Art enjoys reading, music, and sports. He lives in Laguna Niguel where he raised his son Cody, who is a junior at Benedictine College on a full athletic scholarship playing football and is a Business Marketing major in Atchison, Kansas.
Kevin Stacey – Head Coach – Freshmen Blue Boys Basketball
This is Kevin's first year coaching at Santa Margarita. Last year, Kevin was head freshman coach and assistant varsity coach at Fairmont Prep. He has also been coaching AAU for over 5 years. He is very excited to join Eagles basketball.
Chuck Walker – Head Coach – Freshmen Gold Boys Basketball
Chuck Walker will be coaching the Freshmen Gold team. This is Chuck’s second year in the program, along with his time spent with program in the summer and club seasons. Prior to joining the staff at Santa Margarita, Chuck coached for over 30 years in the local youth sports scene. Chuck coached basketball and soccer at the travel team level. Many of the kids Chuck has coached have gone on to excel at SMCHS. Chuck’s teams play hard, are disciplined and will be fundamentally sound. Although this is Chuck’s second year coaching at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, he has watched 5 of his children graduate who were active in SMCHS athletics; daughter Sarah, basketball and swimming; Melissa, soccer; Johnny, football and track, Jessi, basketball; Chris, basketball and soccer. Emily, his 6th child is finishing up her senior year of volleyball.
|2017-18 Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule|
|Monday||11/20/2017||Pac Shores - TBA||Redondo Union||TBA|
|Wednesday||11/22/2017||Pac Shores - TBA||Redondo Union||TBA|
|Friday||11/24/2017||Pac Shores - TBA||Redondo Union||TBA|
|Saturday||11/25/2017||Pac Shores - TBA||Redondo Union||TBA|
|Mon - Sat||12/4 - 12/9||CDM - Beach Bash||Corona del Mar||TBA|
|Friday||12/15/2017||Moreau Catholic||Moreau Catholic||7:00 PM|
|Saturday||12/16/2017||Archbishop Mitty||Archbishop Mitty||4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||12/26/2017||Damien Classic - TBA||Damien HS||TBA|
|Wednesday||12/27/2017||Damien Classic - TBA||Damien HS||TBA|
|Thursday||12/28/2017||Damien Classic - TBA||Damien HS||TBA|
|Friday||12/29/2017||Damien Classic - TBA||Damien HS||TBA|
|Saturday||12/30/2017||Damien Classic - TBA||Damien HS||TBA|
|Thursday||1/4/2018||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||6:00pm|
|Friday||1/12/2018||St. John Bosco||St. John Bosco||7:00pm|
|Friday||1/19/2018||Orange Lutheran||Santa Margarita||7:00pm|
|Wednesday||1/24/2018||Mater Dei||Santa Margarita||7:00pm|
|Wednesday||1/31/2018||St. John Bosco||Santa Margarita||7:00pm|
|Saturday||2/3/2018||Nike Extrav. vs. C. Centennial Centennial HS 1:15pm|
|Thursday||2/8/2018||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||7:00pm|
|2017-18 Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Schedule|
|Mon - Sat||11/27 - 12/2/17||Tustin Tournament||Tustin||TBA|
|Mon - Sat||12/11 - 12/16/17||Aliso Niguel Tournament||Aliso Niguel||TBA|
|Wed - Sat||12/27 - 12/30/17||Yorba Linda Tournament||Yorba Linda||TBA|
|Thursday||1/4/2018||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||2:30pm|
|Friday||1/12/2018||St. John Bosco||St. John Bosco||5:30pm|
|Friday||1/19/2018||Orange Lutheran||Santa Margarita||5:30pm|
|Wednesday||1/24/2018||Mater Dei||Santa Margarita||5:30pm|
|Wednesday||1/31/2018||St. John Bosco||Santa Margarita||5:30pm|
|Thursday||2/8/2018||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||5:30pm|
|2017-18 Boys Sophomore Basketball Schedule|
|Mon - Fri||11/27/17 - 12/1/17||Capo Valley Tournament||Capo Valley||TBA|
|Mon - Sat||12/4 - 12/9/17||Segerstrom Tournament||Segerstrom||TBA|
|Tue - Sat||12/26 - 12/30/17||Laguna Hills Tournament||Laguna Hills||TBA|
|Thursday||1/4/2018||Mater Dei||Santa Margarita||4:00pm|
|Friday||1/12/2018||St. John Bosco||Santa Margarita||6:00pm|
|Saturday||1/13/2018||Corona Del Mar||Corona Del Mar||12:30pm|
|Friday||1/19/2018||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||6:00pm|
|Wednesday||1/24/2018||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||6:00pm|
|Saturday||1/27/2018||Corona Del Mar||Santa Margarita||2:00pm|
|Wednesday||1/31/2018||St. John Bosco||St. John Bosco||6:00pm|
|Thursday||2/8/2018||Orange Lutheran||Santa Margarita||6:00pm|
|2017-18 Boys Freshman Blue Basketball Schedule|
|Mon - Sat||11/27 - 12/2||Estancia Tournament||Estancia||TBA|
|Mon - Sat||12/4 - 12/9||Los Alamitos Tournament||Los Alamitos||TBA|
|Wed - Sat||12/27 - 12/30||Yorba Linda Tournament||Yorba Linda||TBA|
|Thursday||1/4/2018||Mater Dei||Santa Margarita||6:00pm|
|Friday||1/12/2018||St. John Bosco||St. John Bosco||4:00pm|
|Saturday||1/13/2018||MLK Tournament vs. TBD||St. John Bosco||TBA|
|Friday||1/19/2018||Orange Lutheran||Santa Margarita||4:00pm|
|Wednesday||1/24/2018||Mater Dei||Santa Margarita||4:00pm|
|Saturday||1/27/2018||Capo Valley Christian||CV Christian||3:00pm|
|Wednesday||1/31/2018||St. John Bosco||Santa Margarita||4:00pm|
|Thursday||2/8/2018||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||4:00pm|
|2017-18 Boys Freshman Gold Basketball Schedule|
|Tue - Sat||11/28 - 12/2||Dana Hills Tournament||Dana Hills||TBA|
|Wed - Sat||12/6 - 12/9||Mission Viejo Tournament||Mission Viejo||TBA|
|Mon - Sat||12/11 - 12/16||Laguna Hills Tournament||Laguna Hills||TBA|
|Thursday||1/4/2018||Mater Dei||Santa Margarita||2:30pm|
|Saturday||1/13/2018||Corona Del Mar||Corona Del Mar||11:00am|
|Friday||1/19/2018||Orange Lutheran||Orange Lutheran||4:30pm|
|Wednesday||1/24/2018||Mater Dei||Mater Dei||4:30pm|
|Saturday||1/27/2018||Corona Del Mar||Santa Margarita||12:30pm|
|Thursday||2/8/2018||Orange Lutheran||Santa Margarita||4:30pm|
NCAA 2016 | 2017 Recruiting Calendar
NCAA member schools have adopted rules to create an equitable recruiting environment that promotes student-athlete well-being. The rules define who may be involved in the recruiting process, when recruiting may occur and the conditions under which recruiting may be conducted. Recruiting rules seek, as much as possible, to control intrusions into the lives of student-athletes.
The NCAA defines recruiting as “any solicitation of prospective student-athletes or their parents by an institutional staff member or by a representative of the institution’s athletics interests for the purpose of securing a prospective student-athlete’s enrollment and ultimate participation in the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program.”
JSerra Catholic High School
26351 Junipero Serra Road
San Juan Capistrano, 92675
5 south; Exit Junipero Serra Road; Turn Right
Mater Dei High School
1202 West Edinger Avenue
Santa Ana, 92707
405 North; Exit Bristol; Right on Bristol;
School is on the corner of Bristol and Edinger
Orange Lutheran High School
2222 North Santiago Blvd.
5 North to 55 North; Exit E. Katella Avenue, Turn Right;
Turn Left on N. Wanda Road which turns into N. Santiago Blvd.
Rosary High School
1340 North Acacia
5 North to 57 North; Exit Nutwood, Left on Nutwood; Right on Acacia
School is on the Right
Servite High School
1952 West La Palma Avenue
5 North; Exit Brookhurst/La Palma; Right on Brookhurst/La Palma
School is on the Right (1/4 mile)
St. John Bosco High School
13640 South Bellflower
405 North to 605 North; Exit Rosecrans Avenue; Left of Rosecrans; Right on Bellflower;
School is on the Right
Most SMCHS Varsity Home Football Games
28000 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo, 92692
5 South to Avery Parkway; make a Left; entrance is on the Left; go to the stop sign and make a Right to the football stadium; parking is on the Left