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Modesto Junior College

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Mary Shea

Coach Shea enters into her seventh year with the Pirates, with another successful season. This year, the women’s team finished in the runner-up position in the inaugural Big 8 Conference Championships. Kapri Hockaday was named “Big 8 Conference MVP” in the field events and was Nor-Cal Heptathlon Champion. The women finished fifth in Northern California and qualified 10 women to the state meet. Over the past seven years, The MJC Women’s Team boasts numerous conference champions, while Coach Shea has guided ten Nor-Cal Champions. At state this year, Kapri Hockaday highlighted the women’s performances with a second place finish in the high jump with a leap of 5’7”. Also, this year, Coach Shea was honored by her peers as a USA Track and Field assistant coach for the IAAF World Indoor Championships which were held in Valencia, Spain. Coach Shea brings her world experience to her MJC student-athletes. In 2002, Shea coached Delfino Arevalo to the state championship in the 10,000m. Delfino’s time of 30:39 was the fastest in fifteen years at the state meet.

Before MJC, while at UNLV, Shea coached two athletes to the NCAA cross country championships as well as guiding her student-athletes to school records in the distance events from the 3,000 to the 10,000 meters. Altogether she coached three individual national qualifiers in track and cross country. In addition, Shea was recruiting coordinator and helped bring in one of the largest recruiting classes in UNLV recent history. One of her athletes, Katie Barto, was named Nevada’s NCAA Woman of the Year.

Before her successful four-year coaching career at UNLV, Shea served as Assistant Track and Field Coach at The University of Nevada, Reno (1994-97). While at Nevada, Shea coached a Big West Champion in cross country, two out of the three years at Nevada, Reno. Her athletes broke numerous school records and she developed Angie Fortner-Bestwick who was an NCAA Division I qualifier in cross country and served as the Head Cross Country Coach at UNLV.

Prior to Nevada, Shea served as head coach for The University of Toledo. While at Toledo, Shea’s first collegiate coaching job after graduate school, her athletes broke numerous indoor and outdoor school records as well as winning an indoor MAC title in the 1,000 meters.

As student-athlete at Michigan State University, a former standout distance runner herself, Coach Shea was the 1987 Big Ten Champion in the 10,000m as well as a two-time All-American and a 1988 Olympic Trials qualifier in that event. In 1987, she earned a spot in the Olympic Festival, representing “USA North.”

In 2001, Shea was honored by her peers and was named Head Women’s Junior Coach of the U.S. team that competed in Belgium at The World Cross Country Championships. She is a certified instructor of Level I schools, and level I & II certified. In 1988, Shea earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State and a master’s degree in Physical Education from Eastern Michigan in 1992.

Contact Coach Shea: 
Phone: (209) 575-6219
Fax: (209) 575-6145

Assistant Pole Vault Coach Sebastian Gutierrez

Coach Gutierrez is entering his 5th season as the pole vault coach at Modesto Junior College. Since his arrival, Coach Gutierrez consistently had vaulters reach the NorCal Championship meet. Coach Gutierrez' most recent success at MJC was in 2015 coaching Onix Paredes to a Big 8 Conference Pole Vault Championship, Grace Perreira to a 6th place finish at the California State meet, and Amber Flores to the 2015 Northern California Pole Vault Champion.

Coach Gutierrez is an MJC alumni and three sport athlete. Gutierrez participated in wrestling, soccer, and track and field during his tenure at MJC. He then moved on to the four-year university competition and competed in the pole vault at CSU Stanislaus. Gutierrez is also the men's soccer coach at MJC. "I look forward to another successful track season because it is always enjoyable working with eager athletes."

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Assistant Jumps Coach Cameron Stephens

Coach "Cam” Stephens’ serves his 10th year as MJC Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach for jumps. Cameron has had numerous successes over years as local prep and collegian at Downey High and CSU Stanislaus. He holds Stanislaus All-Time Indoor long jump record and is on the Indoor and Outdoor All-Time Lists in the long jump and triple jump at CSUS.  Coach Cam continues to this day to compete having been USATF Masters National Champion in both the Long Jump and Triple Jump. 

Coach Cam has a B.A. in Criminal Justice, Master’s Degree in Education, currently teaches elementary in Modesto, and is USATF Level 1 Certified.  Over the years, Coach Cam has been assisting many of the area’s top jumpers from youth level to NCAA.  Coach Cam's most recent coaching successes at MJC have been CCCAA All-American Tommie Wright and Dwight Shaw’s 24"+ long jump performances in 2014.  Over the years, Coach Cam has produced numerous Men’s and Women’s conference and regional champions on their way to state and national championships.

Contact Coach Cam
Phone: (209) 575-6219

Women's Track & Field

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Mary Shea
Head Coach
Email: sheam
Phone: 209-575-6219



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