The 2011 campaign was another amazing year for Coach Hootner and the Olympians. Coach Hootner's fourth season resulted in a school and personal best for Coach Hootner; a 14-2 regular season record, including an 8-0 record in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) play. This is the third consecutive year the Olympians have won the conference. Mesa has won 27 consecutive PCAC matches, dating back to 2008.
Hootner was not only named Coach-of-the-Year for the third year in a row in 2011, but was named the PCAC Male Coach-of-the-Year for all men's sports. "I'm honored to have been considered for this award," said Coach Hootner. "But the reality is without the support of the administration, Dean Evans, the support staff, trainers, and the players, this would not be possible," concluded Coach Hootner. Mesa finished ranked #6 in Southern California and was in the top 12 in the final State rankings.
During his first year, he lead the Olympians to a 9-8 overall record and an 8-6 Pacific Coast Conference Record. During his second year in 2009, the Olympians won their first conference title since 1991 by going 10-0 in the PCAC and 12-4 overall. The Olympians qualified for the Dual Team Southern California Championships and finished the season ranked #9 in Southern California.
During his third year in 2010, the Olympians won their second straight PCAC title by going 8-0 in conference play and 10-6 overall. The Olympians again qualified for the Dual Team Southern California Championships and finished the season in the top 8 overall in southern California.
During the 2010 campaign, Hootner coached two All-Americans in Alex Nichols (Bakersfield, CA) and Dane Thomson (University City High School, San Diego) and was named Coach of the year for the second consecutive year.
Prior to assuming his Head Coaching duties, Hootner served as the Assistant Men's Tennis Coach for the Olympians from 2003-2007.
In his four years as Head Coach, Hootner has coached two All-Americans, a two-time PCAC Player-of-the-Year, 18 players to the Southern California Regionals, a Mesa Male-Athlete-of-the-Year, while his teams have earned three individual State Championships berths.
Coach Hootner has also been a pioneer during his time at Mesa with regards to using the latest technology to help better market his student-athletes, the program, and Mesa College. Hootner decided in 2007 that he wanted to use the power of the internet to get information out to the masses. And that is exactly what he has done.
Hootner has used www.Facebook.com, www.Twitter.com, www.viddler.com, www.veoh.com and most recently, www.justin.tv/mhootner. The latter is used to broadcast all home and away matches live on the internet, for free. Viddler and Veoh have unedited, digital, matches saved online for anyone to view at anytime. “These (free) services have taken our program to a completely new level,” said Coach Hootner. “We have been able to market our players and the program in a whole new way and we feel this has given our players and the program an edge when it comes to helping players try and earn scholarships as well as with recruiting,” added Coach Hootner. This model has also helped the players and the coaching staff save time, money, and allow everyone to focus their energies on other things while still getting the most important information out to everyone instantaneously,” concluded Coach Hootner.
Coach Hootner has also helped many high school and college coaches use these services to help their programs. “It's always about the student-athletes,” said Coach Hootner. “So, anything we can do to help these young women live their dreams, even if they are from our rivals, we are going to do whatever we can to help them,” concluded Coach Hootner.
Hootner played collegiately for one year at Goucher College (MD), where he earned All-Conference laurels in doubles during his senior campaign in 1992.
After earning his Master's Degree from Frostburg State University in 1994, Hootner returned to his undergraduate alma mater as the Assistant Men's Basketball Coach from 1994-99 and Head Men's Tennis Coach from 1996-99.
During his three-year stint as the Head Tennis Coach, his teams went 12-6 and 16-3 during his final two campaigns. His squad earned it's first ever regional ranking (#11) and still holds the school record for most wins and least losses for a single season.
Hootner also currently serves as the Head Women's Basketball Coach for the Olympians while teaching Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education classes at both Mesa College and Grossmont College.
Hootner resides in San Diego is engaged to Heather Kiley. They have a daughter, Emelia Jean Kiley. Coach Hootner also has a stepson, Ethan Simley Jr.
Coach Andrews who has been an Assistant Coach for Coach Hootner, brings a wealth of experience to the Olympian program as a player, coach, and administrator.
Coach Andrews has been teaching at Mesa since 2003. From 2002-04, she served as the Assistant Softball Coach.
From 2002-07, Andrews taught World History and Physical Education at Mission Bay High School where she coached a number of sports, including Boys Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Freshman Volleyball, and Girls Junior Varsity Basketball.
Prior to her stint at Mission Bay, Andrews coached and taught at Madison High School from 1992-2002 while coaching Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball, Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity Softball, and Co-Ed Badminton.
In addition to her teaching and coaching responsibilities, Coach Andrews has served as a Class Advisor at Mission Bay and Madison, Senior Exhibition Advisor at Madison, as well as the Social Science Department Chair from 2000-02. She also served as the Head Girls Tennis Coach in 2008.
Prior to beginning her professional teaching and coaching career, Andrews saw a great deal of success on the field as a student-athlete both scholastically and in college. After playing high school softball, tennis, volleyball, and basketball at Madison, she went on to earn an All-Academic Scholarship to the University of San Diego. She played for the Torreros Softball program while being named Rookie-of-the-Year in 1989 and Most Valuable Player in 1990. She also served as team captain from 1989-1992.
Andrews also serves as the Director of Academic Development for 3PointPlay, a non-profit organization designed to educate student-athletes on developing the right mindset for success—one that is made up of our 3 points: Academics. Attitude. Athletics. To read more about 3PointPlay's mission and philosophy, check out www.3pointplay.org. In her spare time, Andrews likes to travel, go to the movies, and play all types of sports
Andrews is a graduate of the University of San Diego where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 1992. She then went on to earn her Master's Degree in Education with an Emphasis in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2001.
Andrews, a native of San Diego, makes her home here where she lives with her husband, Randy.
Coach Sinkoff begins his first year under Olympian Head Coach Michael Hootner. "We are incredibly lucky to have Jason as a part of our Coaching staff. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program and his impact has already been felt by me and the players," said Coach Hootner.
Jason, a terrific player himself, played scholastically at Torrey Pines High School here in San Diego. He then went to Palomar College in San Marcos where he played #1 singles and doubles for the Comets before transferring to NCAA D1 Hofstra University in New York. He finished his final three years there playing #4, #5 and #6 singles and #2 and #3 doubles. He was team captain at all three stops and has always enjoyed being a leader.
In addition to his scholastic and collegiate accolades, Jason has also represented California and his country in the Macabbi games in 2003, 2004 and in 2011. In 2003 he won the silver medal in doubles in Houston, Texas, at the Junior Maccabi games and in 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts, he won the doubles gold medal in the Junior Maccabi games. And in 2011, at the Sydney, Australian International Macabbi games, Jason won the bronze medal in doubles.
He likes to hang out with friends and loves the San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres. In 2012, he had an opportunity to work at the 2012 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. Coach Sinkoff earned his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Hofstra and hopes to one day earn his Master's Degree. He is from San Diego, CA and currently resides in San Diego.