Athletic Directory – Coaches & Staff
Men’s Basketball Head Coach
I have a high respect for education, and will always put the student first. Without them I have no relevance. I am, and will always be, striving to advance whatever cause I am associated with. I am excited about leading the Men’s program into a new era. Our Men’s program will also plan and execute various fundraising events.
I am a builder, personally, as well as professionally. I have a disciplinarian approach, yet I allow my players to grow as individuals while maintaining a safe team atmosphere where growth and advancement are promoted and recognized.
Moving forward, students and faculty can expect sweeping and exciting additions to our Men’s program as well as a few new faces. My primary goal is to promote our current student-athletes as much as possible while familiarizing our administration with our new incoming student-athletes.
I am proud of the way CMU and our students have conducted themselves during the pandemic. CMU is a special place and I believe we will do some great things here at California Miramar.
Baseball Head Coach & Women’s Softball Head Coach
Coach Jesse Quintero attended Jordan High School where he played baseball. He played three years on the varsity and helped lead the Panthers to two playoffs appearances. He graduated in 2007 holding the record for highest batting average in a single season. After graduating Coach Quintero got right into coaching. He started coaching the JV team at Long Beach Jordan. After one season coaching the JV team, he coached on the Varsity team for four years under Head Coach Marc Prager. In the summer of 2012, he started coaching a college summer team the East LA Dodgers.
During the spring of 2016 Coach Quintero was hired to be the head coach at California Miramar University. He was given the job of starting a college program.
Pitching Coach & Recruiting Coordinator
Johnathon Francisco graduated from Temple City High School in 2014. After a quick pit stop at Pasadena City College, he found a home at California Miramar University in 2016. He played for the Fighting Falcons from 2016- 2020.
Men’s Head Soccer Coach
Head Coach James Cockshott arrives in La Puente, following a stint as the assistant coach at NCAA DII Salem University, West Virginia, where he helped guide the program to a winning record and an appearance in the ECAC Final.
Beginning his soccer career at a young age, Head Coach James Cockshott has experience at various levels in England before coming to study and play in the United States at Salem University. While he was achieving success on the field, James also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Sports and Recreation Management. Head Coach James Cockshott has experience in Puerto Rico with Criollos de Caguas FC.
Women’s Head Soccer Coach & Men’s Assistant Soccer Coach
Head Coach Marco Marquez has several accolades from his early years of playing. He attended Bishop Mora Salesian High School where he helped them win a CIF and State championship. After high school, Coach Marco played college soccer at East Los Angeles College and then transferred to Holy Names University in Oakland to play NCAA Division II.
Coach Marco is looking to build a new and competitive women’s soccer program.
Arene has been involved in education since 2002. Arene brings years of experience helping students obtain their goals with her ability to help a student navigate the enrollment process. Arene realizes the importance of communicating with students through their educational journey all the way to graduation. Her willingness to go the extra mile for students and co-workers alike make Arene an asset to CMU.