Athletic Directory – Coaches & Staff

Chris Shade

Athletic Director / Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Telephone: 760-662-1232

Email: cshade@calmu.edu

Jesse Quintero

Baseball Head Coach & Softball Head Coach

Telephone: 562-310-0460

Email: jquintero@calmu.edu

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.

Anthony Chavez

Assistant Softball Coach 

Telephone: 562-753-5923

Email: achavez@calmu.edu

Coach Anthony Chavez is entering his 1st season coaching with the Fighting Falcons. Coach Chavez attended East Los Angeles College where he played 2 years of baseball as a pitcher. Coach Chavez played his summer with the ELA Dodgers and Rocketshots. In the summer of 2017 Coach Chavez made the SDCLL Allstar team.

Coach Chavez transferred to California Miramar University and began playing for the baseball team. Establishing 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. Coach Chavez graduated holding several pitching records at CMU.

Johnathon Francisco

Pitching Coach & Recruiting Coordinator

Telephone: 626-409-5167

Email: jfrancisco@calmu.edu

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 RegionChampionship 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.

Jorge Ortiz

Assistant Baseball Coach

Email: jortiz@calmu.edu

Robert Clarke

Men’s Sports Assistant Coach

Telephone: 213-610-2196

Email: rclarke@calmu.edu

Tony Rosa

Women’s Soccer Head Coach

Telephone: 408-396-8781

Email: trosa@calmu.edu

James Cockshott

Men’s Soccer Coach

Telephone: 323-236-5811

Email: jcockshott@calmu.edu

Arene Colon

Document Collection

Telephone: 858-653-3000

Email: acolon@calmu.edu