Middle School Athletics Coach
Location: Mariposa Campus
Born in Okinawa, Japan, “Coach J” moved to New York City when he 13 years old. A year later, his family then relocated to Los Angeles California. Coach J graduated from Hollywood High School then pursued a military career with the United States Army for 20 years where he served deployments in Bosnia, Mogadishu, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. J has have four beautiful children, the love of his life.
Prior to coaching at Waldorf, he was with Glendale Adventist Academy for 3 years as their Conditioning, Basketball and Football coach. In one of his boys’ flag football games , J met PWS Athletic Director Blake Bailey. A blessing in disguised, they hit it off right away and have similar philosophies regarding building character through sports. Coach J is now in his 4th year at PWS as their Physical Education Conditioning Coach, and coach for the MS and HS Basketball and Volleyball programs.
“What do I love most about my work? Being a small part of our students lives and being a witness that molds, teaches, and leads by example utilizing sports that can assist their character to be balanced and whole.”