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 & 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. He coached the ELA Dodgers for 5 seasons winning multiple league titles along the way. During the summer of 2014 Coach Quintero got hired to be an assistant at Bristol University. He coached one season at Bristol leading the Bears to a 18-13-1 record.
During the spring of 2016 Coach Quintero was hired to be the head coach at California Miramar University. He was given the tough job of starting a college program. During the spring of 2017 he led the Fighting Falcons to a second-place finish in their conference. It was a successful first season. During the summer of 2017 he coached the Rocketshots of the SDCCL were they won their league but unfortunately lost in the championship. In the spring of 2018, the Fighting Falcons finished 21-14 and again finishing second in their conference. After a strong recruiting class, the Falcons led by their head Coach Jesse Quintero were finally ready to compete for a championship.
During the 2019 season the Fighting Falcons won their conference. In the regionals the went 4-1 and advanced to the World Series. Unfortunately, they lost in two games. During the Covid shorted 2020 season the Falcons were ranked in the top 15 when the season ended. In the spring of 2020 Coach Quintero was handed the Head Softball job at Miramar were again he is expected to have a team by the fall of 2021.
Assistant Softball Coach
Assistant Coach Anthony Chavez is entering his 1st season coaching with the Fighting Falcons. Assistant Coach Chavez attended East Los Angeles College where he played 2 years of baseball as a pitcher. Assistant Coach Chavez played his summer with the ELA Dodgers and Rocketshots. In the summer of 2017, Assistant Coach Chavez made the SDCLL Allstar team.
Assistant Coach Chavez transferred to California Miramar University and began playing for the baseball team. He established himself as the starting pitcher for the Fighting Falcons. In his first year at California Miramar University, he received Pitcher of the Year and King of the Hill. Assistant Coach Chavez graduated holding several pitching records at CMU.
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. During 2019 the season he was a part of CMU’s first Pacific Region title win and helped the team to its first World Series appearance. He got the save in the play-in game versus Stanford and won the Pacific Region Championship game.
During the 2019 summer, he played in Midwest premier developmental League the Corn Belt League located in Omaha, Nebraska. While playing for the Omaha Red Raiders, he helped them to a Corn Belt League Championship, while also being named to the CBL All-Star Game. 2021 will be his first year on the coaching staff for the Fighting Falcons.
Women’s Soccer Head Coach
Message from Head Coach Tony Rosa:
I have played soccer all my life and I still do with a group of friends. I started playing in the streets and beaches of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1959-1964. We moved to Santa Clara, California in 1964 and I started playing in the adult league called the Peninsula Soccer League in the San Jose area. I received a full ride scholarship to San Jose State University and finished in 1975 with a Scholar Athlete Award. Success on the field and in the classroom is very important to me, and I strive to help my athletes achieve success in both areas.
I have coached at many age levels; girls, boys, men, women. I enjoy coaching the college level players the most because most college level players can play well. The difference the coach can make with their experience can then make a big impact, for example, with the systems they use, the tactics they use, and the skills they emphasize to get the most from their athletes. In the past, I have helped players become professional players.
I measure my success not only in wins, but also in the growth of the players as players and as people. As you can see, I value academics and the students’ success in the classroom as very important to me.
I bring passion, pride, energy, determination, knowledge, and experience to the Women’s Soccer Program. I’m committed to establish a successful program here at California Miramar University for many years to come.
Men’s 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.