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Coach Biography


Ms. JonesActivities Director, JV Softball Coach, Cheer Coach

Jannelle Jones
email: jonesj@esuhsd.org
I joined Piedmont Hills High School in June 2006 teaching Mathematics during Summer School. Then I became a full time teacher in the Physical Education department starting August 2006. Since I had played softball since I was 5 years old and had coached softball at Yerba Buena and Oak Grove I was asked to coach the JV softball team in 2006. I enjoy developing athletes in a competitive atmosphere where the main focus is skill development. In 2017 I became the cheer coach to bring cheer back to PHHS. In 2018 I became Athletic Director. 



Mr. KiesleVarsity Football

Matt Kiesle
email: kieslem@esuhsd.org
Born in Castro Valley CA, has been a San Jose resident since 1966. Graduated Willow Glen High School, Class of 1979, lettered in Football and Track. Received Bachelors Degree in Human Performance at San Jose State University. Obtained a Masters Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine CA. Taught Special Education from 1989-2003 and Physical Education from 1998-present at Piedmont Hills High School. Coached JV football at Willow Glen High School from 1981 to 1986 and assistant track and field coach for throwers 1980-1987. While at Piedmont Hills, assistant & head coach for track and field, throwers 1988-2005, 2010-2015. For PHHS football varsity assistant coach - 1987-88, 1990-96,  head JV coach - 1989, 1997, head Varsity coach – 1998 to present.



Mr. HookerJV Football

Jesse Hooker
email: jhooker42@gmail.com
Head F/S football coach for 11 years at Piedmont Hills High School.

 

 

 

Ms. PomroyVarsity Girls' Volleyball

 

 

 



Ms. PereiraJV Girls' Volleyball

Ellie Pereira
email: piedmontvb2018@gmail.com
I am a passionate, positive coach who has been coaching girls volleyball for 15 years. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching at St. Victor's School for 8 years (Grades 5-8). I am currently coaching at Harker, Stingray and Piedmont Hills. Harker Elementary(Grades 4-5) 2012- present, Stingray Volleyball Club 2004- Present and Piedmont Hills High School 2013- Present. Currently I am the Head Coach for both the Freshman and Junior Varsity teams here at Piedmont Hills High School. I love coaching all age groups and I really enjoy teaching the core fundamentals of Volleyball and developing each individuals talent. I provide a safe respectful environment which allows rapid progress, growth development and confidence and hopefully a passion for the game.


 

Mr. NguyenGirls' and Boys' Tennis

Alex Viet Nguyen
email: phhstennis@gmail.com 
What began as a sport meant to serve as a pastime between father and son developed into a lifelong interest. Since the age of seven, tennis has been a part of my life; I played on the Milpitas High School team for four years and had the opportunity to play one season at De Anza College. Tennis itself is a great game and one that is most difficult to master as it is not only a game which tests one's physical boundaries but challenges the mind as well.  I have coached two years of Milpitas High School tennis, ten years of Piedmont Hills High School tennis, two seasons with Piedmont Hills High School Boys Basketball, and ten years with Lifetime Activities tennis academy. I enjoy teaching tennis at all levels and if I could, I would teach my dogs as well.


 

Mr. T NguyenCross Country and Track

Tan Nguyen
email: piedmonthills@gmail.com
I attended Piedmont Hills and participated in Track & Field for all four years. I am currently pursuing a career in physical therapy. I have been coaching Track & Field at Piedmont Hills for the last 6 years, starting out as a volunteer coach, and moving to assistant coach, then head coach. I started coaching Cross Country as well in 2018. I know what its like to be student athlete and I want to use that experience to help mentor the athletes here at Piedmont Hills. I love developing athletes in all aspects of fitness, nutrition, and individuality while supporting their academic growth.



Ms. BryantCross Country and Track

Elisa Bryant
email: piedmonthillstrack@gmail.com
Coach Ellisa is the head coach for Track and Field and Cross Country. She is a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, and enjoys both sports herself.



Mr. EspinozaGirls' Soccer

Fred Espinoza
email: fespinoza23@att.net
Born and raised in Milpitas and San Jose, I graduated from Milpitas High School and played soccer all 4 years I attended. After high school, I attended San Jose State University. I am currently the women’s head assistant soccer coach at West Valley College, and also coach a U18 girl’s comp team. I have been the Girls’ Varsity Head Coach at Piedmont Hills since 2004. Last year I was selected as the CCS Honors Coach of the Year. Piedmont Hills is a wonderful environment for a quality education—and through our girls’ soccer program you will pick up valuable life skills including teamwork, time management, building strong work, and more. As a program, we stress all aspects of being a “student athlete”.  As long as we take care of business in the classroom, we always will take care of business on the pitch. Go Pirates!


Mr. EwersVarsity Boys' Basketball and Golf

Tim Ewers
email: ewerst@esuhsd.org
 

 


Mr. LittleJV Boys' Basketball

Wesley Little
email: coachlittle82@gmail.com
I have been Coaching HS basketball for 15yrs with 4 division 1 championships at PHHS.

 

 

Mr. BucknerVarsity Girls' Basketball

Aaron Buckner
email: coachab2313@gmail.com 
JV head coach at del Mar high school -2012
JV girls coach at Piedmont hills 2015-17
Graduated from PHHS in 2005. Starting shooting guard from 03-05.

 

Devon MynhierJV Girls' Basketball

Devon Mynhier 
email: devman430@aol.com

 

 

 

Mr. MonterossoWrestling

Bacilio Monterroso
Phone: 408-858-1611
This is Bacilio Monterroso I will be the Wrestling Head Coach for Piedmont Hills I am looking forward to another season with Piedmont Hills last Year I was the JV Coach. 

 

 

 

Mr. OsborneBoys' Varsity Soccer

Richie Osborne
email:rosborne@scu.edu
Richie has previously been a coach at Legends FC in southern California and Santa Clara Sporting. He also been the assistant coach at Cañada Community College for 4 years. 
Richie is a Bay Area native, coming from San Jose California. His youth career consists of playing for Santa Clara Sporting who won multiple major titles. From 2005-2009 were US Club Regional Champions and captured a State Cup title in 2008. Richie had also participated on the state and regional ODP teams. After high school, he continued to play Division I soccer for the University of California, Riverside. Richie was part of the team when they were placed as high 19th in the NSCAA college rankings. Richie lead the team in assists for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons, and in 2011 was an all conference selection. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in History from UCR, Richie had the opportunity to play briefly in Europe with the Austrian team SV Horn. 

 

felipeBoys' JV Soccer

Felipe Espinoza
email: felipejasonespinoza@yahoo.com
Coach Felipe Jason Espinoza. Social. Outgoing. Love sports in general. I’ve played soccer all of my life and now I switched to coaching it since the age of 15! 

 

 

AochiVarsity Softball 

Samantha Aochi 
email: aochis@esuhsd.org
I joined PHHS in 2017 as part of the Physical Education department and took over the Varsity Softball program. I previously coached at Saint Francis HS and had the opportunity to play softball myself through college. I was a 3 sport athlete in high school and strongly believe in the power of sports to build teamwork, confidence, and strength in our youth. My background is in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Nutrition. I have a Masters in Sociology and a teaching credential in Physical Education. I spent many years personal training and studying strength and conditioning programs. I coach CrossFit in my free time and love to stay fit. I am passionate about helping young athletes reach their potential and create positive experiences through sports. 

 

Natalie NguyenGirls' Swimming 

Natalie Nguyen
email: natalie@westcoastaquatics.com
Natalie swam competitively for 8 years and has been coaching for about 7 years. After graduating high school, she began her coaching career by volunteering at Independence High and began working for Milpitas Tidal Waves. She then worked with Santa Clara Swim Club training Junior Olympic and Far Western Swimmers from ages 7-18.

 

WongBoys' Swimming 

Jason Wong 
email: jasonfredwong@gmail.com
Jason grew up a competitive swimmer, competing in everything from summer dual meets to Far Westerns. While in college, he coached his alma mater, Mission San Jose High School, where his swimmers set 14 conference records. Since 2014, he's coached Piedmont Hills High School, where his swimmers have set 7 school records and won two
conference championships.

 

OuBadminton 

Chris Ou 
email: chrisou101@yahoo.com
I have started playing badminton at the beginning of my freshman year at Piedmont and since then I fell in love with the sport. Though a friend introduced me to tryout for the team but ever since then I have made it a part of my life. I still compete and coach badminton at the highest level of today and I look to continue my involvement with the sport by coming back and coach Piedmont Hills.

 

Basaeball 

Mr. Clogh Chris Ou 
email: CloughR@esuhsd.org
I was a two-year starter at Pioneer High School as the team's catcher. Following high school, I did not continue my playing career and immediately got into coaching. I have coached in some capacity since 2010: JV Baseball at Pioneer High School, JV Baseball at Piedmont Hills High School, Dub Baseball (Travel Team)