Meet CHS Coaches

Maddi Pariser - Sports Editor, '12

The CHS athletics department has recently hired several new head and assistant coaches that will be excellent additions to the fall sports programs.

Football coach Christian Pierce

Q: What is your main goal for the program?
A: I am creating a structured and disciplined
Q: What are some changes you are bringing?
A: I want all the players to receive individual attention. I have brought in a lot of other coaches that can help the players become specialized.
Q: Does your team have any pre-game rituals?
A: We always carbo-load on Thursday nights at Home Town Buffet. Some of the players want to change locations.
Q: Do the players have nicknames for you?
A: Not that I know of…

Girls Volleyball coach Cory Chandler

Q: How many years have you been coaching?
A: I have coaching club for 16 years and high school for 4.
Q: Did you play in college?
A: Yes, I played for two years in Junior College and then I played professionally in Puerto Rico.
Q: What are your goals for the season?
A: I just want to figure out what works for us. I want our team to learn how to win and believe in ourselves.
Q: Do the girls have any nicknames for you?
A: Papa Bear.

Boys Water Polo coach Jeff Russ

Q: How many years have you been coaching?
A: I have been coaching swim for 17 and water polo for 16.
Q: Did you play water polo in college?
A: I played my freshman year at UC Santa Barbara.
Q: What other high schools have you coached at?
A: Marina High School, Hunington Beach, Fountain Valley, Mayfield and Lakewood
Q: What is your main goal for the season?
A: I really would like for this team to be competitive. I expect to see some improvement from the individual players and for them to have a great experience.

Assistant Tennis coach Moises Cardenas

Q: What attributes do you add to the team?
A: I’m bringing energy and youth. I also add experience from playing five years on the ATP tour.
Q: Do you have any prior coaching experience?
A: I was the assistant tennis coach at Cal Tech Pasadena for the men’s and women’s program.
Q: How do you have the players prepare for a match?
A: I usually have them warm up one hour before their match time. It is important that they are only focused on tennis.
Q: Do you have any nicknames?
A: Moi, Coach C, Coach Card, or The Famous Moses