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
Sam DiMatteo
Assistant Coach
Fabio Solorzano
Student Assistant

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Trent Skinner
Head Coach
(pending Board approval)
(515) 554-5626 trenteskinner@aol.com

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
Samuel Corrigan
Special Teams Coach

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ken Thomas
Head Coach
760-636-6830 kthomas@collegeofthedesert.edu
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
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

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