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Coach Biography

Activities Director, JV Softball Coach, Cheer Coach

Jannelle Jones
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. 

Varsity Football

Matt Kiesle
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.

JV Football

Jesse Hooker
Head F/S football coach for 11 years at Piedmont Hills High School.




Varsity Girl's Volleyball

Ululani Pomroy
Ululani is entering her 3rd year at the helm of the Pirates women’s volleyball program. Ululani was the head coach at Wilcox High School for both their girl’s and boy’s program (1999-2014) and Lynbrook High School boy’s JV program (2015-2017).  During her tenue at Wilcox High School, she won Coach of the Year for 2008 & 2014.  In 2014, her boy’s team for the first time in school history won the El Camino Division League Championship that took the team to the CCS playoffs.  While she was at Lynbrook, her JV team went undefeated in league 12-0 and won the SCVAL De Anza Division Championship. Besides coaching regular high school volleyball, Ululani also coaches club volleyball.  Her experience in age groups have ranged from 14 and under to 18 and under teams. The highlight from her club experience is winning the 3rd place finish in a Far Westerns Qualifier in 2013.

JV Girl's Volleyball

Ellie Pereira
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.


Girl's and Boy's Tennis

Alex Viet Nguyen
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.


Cross Country and Track

Tan Nguyen
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.

Cross Country and Track

Elisa Bryant
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.

Girl's Soccer

Fred Espinoza
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!

Varsity Boy's Basketball

Tim Ewers


JV Boy's Basketball

Wesley Little
I have been Coaching HS basketball for 15yrs with 4 division 1 championships at PHHS.



Varsity Girl's Basketball

Aaron Buckner
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.



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. 




Boy's Soccer

Richie Osborne
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.