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Football

MJC Pirates... 2016 Valley Conference Champions!  

Next game (Nov 19) at American River College (6:00pm)

MJC defensive back Brandon Dabney returns an interception for touchdown during a game between Modesto Junior College and College of Sequoias in Modesto California at MJC on October 17, 2015.

Modesto Junior College Football Vision Statement

The Modesto Junior College Football Program has a collective vision of a true community college football team that will seek excellence both academically as well as athletically: Through an uncommon work ethic, fostered by team chemistry and a strong attention to detail, this program will compete and succeed at the highest level that Community College Football has to offer. It is our hope to prepare our students for the four year experience and represent the college in first rate manner. Moreover, it is our job as coaches and mentors to fully develop our players, thus providing our students a “Get Better Everyday” culture. It is our desire that the competitions have a “Big Game “atmosphere. Therefore, providing the best balance of Academics, Athletics and Student Life.

 Modesto Junior College coach Rusty Stivers, in red hat, and the Pirates will run the ninth annual MJC Passing Tournament on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the college’s stadium and practice facility.

MJC Football games to be  LIVESTREAMED:  

MJC will be webstreaming football games .  The webstream can be viewed on any laptop, smartphone, tablet, etc. and will be live.  The webstream is filmed in HD and is free to view.  Here is the link:  www.baosn.tv

2016 MJC Football Schedule

Day

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Sat

Aug 20

Blue White Scrimmage

Modesto

6:00 pm

Thu

Aug 25

Merced College Scrimmage

Merced

6:00 pm

Sat

Sept 3

College of San Mateo

Modesto

6:00 pm

Sat

Sept 10

American River College

Sacramento

6:00 pm

Sat

Sept 17

Sacramento City College

Modesto

6:00 pm

Sat

Sept 24

Contra Costa College

San Pablo

1:00 pm

Sat

Oct 1

College of the Siskiyous

Weed

1:00 pm

Sat

Oct 15

*College of the Sequoias

Modesto

6:00 pm (Homecoming)

Sat

Oct 22

*Fresno City College

Fresno

1:00 pm

Sat

Oct 29

*Chabot College

Modesto

6:00 pm

Sat

Nov 5

*Laney College

Modesto

6:00 pm

Sat

Nov 12

*San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton

1:00 pm

Sat

Nov 19

American River College

Sacramento

6:00 pm

2016 MJC Football Roster

#

FIRST NAME

 LAST NAME

POS

HT

WT

YR.

HIGH SCHOOL

HOME TOWN

STATE

2

SHAWN

MUNOZ

QB

6'1

200

FR

ENOCHS

MODESTO

CA

3

RAVON

ALEXANDER

WR

6'0

185

SO

LINCOLN

STOCKTON

CA

4

JAVONTE

NORMAN

RB

5'10

170

SO

ST. MARYS

STOCKTON

CA

5

LOVELL

COLLINS

WR

5'9

170

SO

MODESTO

MODESTO

CA

6

MICHAEL

THOMPSON

WR

6'5

200

FR

STAGG

STOCKTON

CA

7

BRANDON

DABNEY

DB

6'0

190

SO

MANTECA

MANTECA

CA

8

LESEAN

COLLINS

DB

5'10

170

SO

MODESTO

MODESTO

CA

9

ALEX

KIRILUK

WR

6'4

215

SO

SONORA

SONORA

CA

10

ISAIAH

ROBINSON

RB

6'2

215

SO

JOHANSEN

MODESTO

CA

11

TREVON

WILLIAMS

WR

6'1

190

SO

LOGAN

OAKLAND

CA

12

WYATT

CLAPPER

QB

6'3

210

SO

PITMAN

TURLOCK

CA

13

JOVON

WOODS

WR

6'0

190

FR

FRANKLIN

STOCKTON

CA

14

LAMAR

JOHNSON

DB

6'2

185

SO

MCNAIR

STOCKTON

CA

15

FOTIOS

JORDANGLOU

WR

5'10

170

SO

RIPON

RIPON

CA

16

ANTHONY

SHUEMAKE

QB

6'0

200

FR

FRANKLIN

STOCKTON

CA

18

GREG

HICKMAN

TE

6'2

240

FR

OAKDALE

OAKDALE

CA

19

LANE

TRAPP

K

6'0

180

FR

OAKDALE

OAKDALE

CA

20

CINQUE

BENN

DB

6'1

180

FR

WESTON RANCH

STOCKTON

CA

21

JAY

GREEN

RB

5'10

180

FR

BEYER

MODESTO

CA

22

JEVAN

HOGAN

DB

5'10

180

SO

TURLOCK

TURLOCK

CA

23

DENNIS

ORZHEKHOVSKY

LB

5'11

205

SO

BEYER

MODESTO

CA

24

DION

CAVIN

DB

5'11

170

FR

DOUGLAS COUNTY

CHICAGO

ILL

25

ROBERT

RUCKER

DB

5'10

175

FR

MODESTO CHRISTIAN

MODESTO

CA

26

JAMES

NELSON

LB

6'0

200

SO

BEAR CREEK

STOCKTON

CA

27

KHALIL

MONTGOMERY

RB

5'11

200

FR

IMMANUEL

FRESNO

CA

28

DASHAWN

HOLCOMBE

DB

6'1

180

SO

TURLOCK

TURLOCK

CA

29

IZELL

PRICE

DB

6'1

175

FR

WESTLAKE

DETROIT

MI

30

DAWAYNE

JACKSON

WR

6'2

180

FR

MODESTO

MODESTO

CA

31

ROBBY

HUDDELSTON

DL

6'3

220

FR

MERCED

MERCED

CA

33

RYLAN

BOUTELLE

LB

5'11

230

FR

PITMAN

TURLOCK

CA

34

KENNY

KING

DB

6'0

190

FR

LATHROP

LATHROP

CA

35

JESUS

VEGA

DB

5'10

175

FR

WATERFORD

WATERFORD

CA

36

DAMON

LYNCH

DB

5'10

185

FR

MANTECA

MANTECA

CA

37

RHINE

HALECK

LB

6'1

225

FR

SAMOANA

PAGO PAGO

AS

38

NOAH

JONES

LB

6'0

185

FR

CENTRAL

MODESTO

CA

39

CHAD

MATAU

LB

6'1

230

FR

ENOCHS

MODESTO

CA

40

KEKUPAA

FREEHAUF

LB

6'2

250

FR

CENTRAL

MODESTO

CA

42

LJ

ALOFAITULI

DL

6'2

240

FR

SIERRA

MANTECA

CA

43

SANTIAGO

MEDINA

LB

6'0

240

SO

OVERLAND

DENVER

CO

44

IKE

ARVIE

RB

6'0

210

SO

MANTECA

MANTECA

CA

45

FRANKIE

SANCHEZ

LB

6'1

230

SO

PATTERSON

PATTERSON

CA

46

JOSIAH

MILLHOUSE

RB

5'10

200

FR

DAVIS

MODESTO

CA

47

JOHNNY

PADILLA

LB

5'10

240

SO

TURLOCK

TURLOCK

CA

48

MICHAEL

BARROW

DL

6'3

250

FR

REDWOOD

REDWOOD CITY

CA

49

ANGEL

ROBLERO

LB

6'1

230

FR

EAST UNION

MANTECA

CA

50

VAATOFU

SAUVAO

OL

6'3

325

FR

SAMOANA

PAGO PAGO

AS

52

CRISTIAN

ROMO

OL

6'4

265

SO

CENTRAL VALLEY

CERES

CA

53

BRANDON

JOHNSON

OL

6'4

325

FR

NU'UULI VOC TECH

PAGO PAGO

AS

54

PESALELI

POUFA

OL

6'5

300

FR

SAMOANA

PAGO PAGO

AS

55

MICHAEL

OSBORNE

DL

6'0

270

FR

GREGORI

MODESTO

CA

58

NICK

VERMILLION

LB

5'11

230

SO

PACHECO

LOS BANOS

CA

63

BRANDON

PEREZ

OL

6'0

275

SO

ST. MARYS

MODESTO

CA

70

VICTOR

RODRIGUEZ

OL

6'1

275

FR

TURLOCK

TURLOCK

CA

72

JOVON

POPE

OL

6'3

280

FR

BEYER

MODESTO

CA

74

ZEVEY

LOPEZ

DL

6'1

245

FR

TURLOCK

TURLOCK

CA

76

RYAN

MURPHY

OL

6'4

260

FR

TURLOCK

TURLOCK

CA

78

JOSEPH

FAATIGA

OL

6'0

350

FR

NU'UULI VOC TECH

PAGO PAGO

AS

79

KENNETH

TREZVANT

OL

6'6

375

SO

CENTRAL

MODESTO

CA

80

BLAKE

SMALLIE

WR

5'10

180

SO

BROOKSIDE

STOCKTON

CA

81

CAMERON

HATTER

WR

5'8

185

FR

BULLARD

FRESNO

CA

82

BRANDON

MOSS

WR

6'5

200

FR

BEAR CREEK

STOCKTON

CA

85

ETHAN

MCMURRAY

WR

6'2

185

FR

RIPON CHRISTIAN

RIPON

CA

87

JULIO

GONZALEZ

K

6'3

240

FR

ENOCHS

MODESTO

CA

93

ELLIOT

LEIBERGER

DL

6'2

300

SO

EAST UNION

MANTECA

CA

95

ROB

LUCKETT

DL

6'0

320

FR

LATHROP

LATHROP

CA

99

SIFA

TUAVAO

DL

6'3

300

FR

MONTEREY

MONTEREY

CA

 

2016 MJC Football Coaching Staff

Head Coach

RUSTY STIVERS

Rusty Stivers is only the 12th head coach in the 95-year history of MJC Football. Stivers is in his second year at the helm of MJC Football. He took over in 2015 for Sam Young, the winningest football coach in Modesto Junior College football history (97-67, .581).

 

Rusty started his coaching career at the high school level where he was given the opportunity in 2000 to turn around a program (Riverbank High School) that had 18 consecutive losing seasons into the best record (2001) in school history.

 

As MJC’s offensive coordinator at MJC for nine years, Stivers orchestrated one of the most successful offenses in the state of California. The MJC “NASCAR” offense was #1 in the state of California, averaging 500 yards and 40 points/game the last four seasons (2011-2014). The “NASCAR” offense was also #1 in the state of California in total offense (537.4/game), Red Zone TD efficiency (78%), 1st downs/game (28.8), and number of plays (86) per game in 2013. 

 

Since taking over as the offensive coordinator in 2006, the MJC Quarterbacks broke multiple school records and were named been All League or All State eight consecutive years (2006-2013). From 2009 to 2011, three Quarterbacks earned full ride scholarships to Division I universities. Rusty has worked with a company called, “Coaches Choice” to develop four coaching videos about the Modesto Junior College Offense.

 

Rusty Stivers is a proud graduate of Hilmar High School (1990) where he was named as an All-State running back for Jerry Van Lengen and voted the Trans Valley League MVP on offense and defense.  He continued his playing career at MJC and was named an All-State running back for Steve DaPrato in 1992.  Stivers then transferred to University of California, Davis where he started as a running back in 1994 under Bob Biggs and completed his B.A. in Exercise Science. Rusty has a teaching credential from National University and a Masters of Sport Science from the United States Sports Academy. 

 

According to Stivers, “I am honored to accept what I consider to be my dream job as the head football coach at Modesto Junior College. Our vision is to be a premiere student-transfer program for our local community.  I cannot thank Coach Young enough for the opportunity the last 12 years to grow and develop under his tutelage.”

 

Rusty is married to Melissa Stivers and has four daughters (Sophie 9, Ava 7, Haygen 5, and Lainey 3).

Assistant Coach

EDDIE ABBASI

 

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Coach Abbasi begins his third year at MJC, mentoring the inside linebackers. He is a graduate of Turlock High School. Coach Abbasi then played at Modesto Junior College, where he became a successful student athlete receiving 1st team all-conference honors. He was selected best linebacker by peers and was a team captain. He continued his football career at the University of Southern Oregon, while chasing his Bachelor’s degree in Special Education. He returns to MJC after a coaching stint at his high school alma mater. Eddie and his wife, Capri, reside in Turlock.

 

Assistant Coach

BRETT BUTLER                                    

 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING                                                                         

Coach Butler is native to Modesto and a Thomas Downey High School and a MJC Alum. Brett was a two sport star at Downey High, in basketball and football. He was a 1st team all-conference player and all-district selection. While at Modesto JC, he was a team captain and received the Ralph Bradley Award (unsung hero). He received a full scholarship to powerhouse Delta State. While at DSU, Brett was a team captain, 1st team all-conference and an academic all-conference performer. He coached at  Downey High School prior to coming MJC.  Brett trains and mentors local athletes with his program named “The Performance Lab” where athletes from youth, high school, college and pro have come to get in the best shape of their life. Coach Butler finished his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology  at CSU Stanislaus. He and his wife Jessica reside in Modesto.

Assistant Coach

MARVIN JACKSON

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Coach Jackson is in his first year as a Pirate assistant.  He has over 15 years of college and football coaching experience.

Assistant Coach

RON GROSS

 

OFFENSIVE LINE

Coach Gross is in his tenth year with the Pirates. He was an outstanding four-sport star at Colusa High School earning all-conference and all-area selection in football. Ron had a very successful career in both football and baseball at Yuba College.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from CSU Chico.  He subsequently finished his Master’s degree from American University.  Ron also handles the head coaching duties of the Pirate men’s golf team. Ron and his wife, Amy, reside in Modesto with their four children, Brett, Katelyn, Brock and Blake.

Assistant Coach

ZACH HOLLIS

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Coach Hollis begins his second year on the Pirates staff coaching wide receivers. Coach Hollis began his coaching career in 2011 at his alma mater Turlock High School, where he spent two seasons as the receiver’s coach before becoming the Offensive Coordinator in 2013. He spent last season coaching quarterbacks and receivers at Merced College.

 

A 2004 graduate of Turlock High School, he continued his playing career at Merced College before transferring to Modesto Junior College, where he played quarterback and special teams for the Pirates. In 2010, Zach graduated from CSU Sacramento with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  Zach and his wife Alyssa live in Turlock, where he runs his family’s beef cattle business and farms.

Assistant Coach

JOE LUKE JR

 

Defensive Line

Coach Luke begins his ninth season with MJC football. He was previously the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator at Calvary Temple High School. Coach Luke served in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist-Investigator. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Park University. Joe resides in Modesto. He has three children: daughters, Natalie and Jozette and son, Joseph.

Assistant Coach

KEVIN RUIZ

 

SAFETIES

Coach Ruiz is starting his fifth year as wide receiver coach for the Pirates. Kevin comes to us after four successful seasons as defensive coordinator at Grace Davis High School and three years as an assistant coach at Central Catholic High School. He also spent one year as defensive back coach at Schurr High School in Southern California. Coach Ruiz is native to Modesto, and played quarterback and defensive back for Central Catholic High School. He continued his career, playing defensive back for Whittier College. He was also a three year letterman for the baseball team. He and his wife, Jennifer, son Mason, and daughter Dannon reside in Modesto.

Assistant Coach

SAM YOUNG

 

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Sam Young brings over thirty years of college coaching experience to MJC. He is a native of Porterville California and a product of the Community College system. He transferred to the University of California, Davis where is received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. He later received a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State University Sacramento. A long time physical education instructor at MJC, Sam is now retired from teaching and resides in Turlock.

 

Assistant Coach

KIRK PETERSON

 

RECRUITING COORDINATOR

Coach  Peterson begins his second year on the Pirates staff as recruIting coordinator.. Coach Peterson  had been coaching in the local high school ranks since 1997.

Assistant Coach

THOMAS LANTO

 

RUNNING BACKS

Coach Lanto is in his second year as a Pirate assistant.  He is a former MJC player from 2007-08.

Assistant Coach

TIME SITALA

 

OFFENSIVE LINE

Coach Sitala is in his first year as a Pirate assistant.  He played at Long Beach City College and played professionally for the Anaheim Piranhas of the Arena Football League and the Las Vegas Posse in the CFL.  

Assistant Coach

IAN McBAY

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Coach McBay is in his first year as a Pirate assistant.  He was a 3-year starter at Azusa Pacific University 1990-94.  Last season he was the wide receivers coach at Pitman HS in Turlock.

Assistant Coach

DANTE MARSH

 

CORNERBACKS

Coach Marsh is in his first year as a Pirate assistant, who will primarily coach the defensive secondary.  Marsh was a scholar athlete at Fresno State 1997-2000 and played in the Canadian Football League for the British Columbia Lions for 10 years after a brief stint with the Tennessee Titans in 2001.