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Foothill College Names New Head Men's Basketball Coach

Coach Matt Stanley A Community College Alum, Stanley Brings Teaching & Coaching Experience to the Owls

Foothill College announces Matt Stanley, 33, of San Jose, will lead the Foothill College Men's Basketball Program for the 2013-2014 season, according to Foothill Kinesiology & Athletics Division Dean/Athletics Director Susan Gutkind. Last year, the Owls finished the regular season with a 22-5 record and were ranked fifth in the state.

Coach Stanley, who begins the one-year temporary coaching assignment at Foothill July 15, has served as head coach of the Cañada College Men's Basketball Program in Redwood City since 2011. In addition to coaching duties, Stanley will teach Foothill physical education and kinesiology courses at the campus in Los Altos Hills.

"Coach Stanley truly understands what it means to work in a community college program with young men. He understands what it is to be part of a cohesive team," Gutkind said. "His teaching style is particularly outstanding, and he brings an impressive level of consistency and professionalism to our program. We're excited to have him on board as head coach."

An assistant coach for Foothill's program since 2008, Stanley replaces Shanan Rosenberg. Rosenberg, who has taken a one-year leave of absence from Foothill, was named head coach at Linfield College, an NCAA Division III program, in McMinnville, Ore., in April 2013.

While serving as Foothill's assistant coach, Stanley helped the Owls to a California Community College Athletic Association Elite 8 appearance in 2010, and to Round 16 in 2008. In five years at Foothill, 11 of Stanley's players earned scholarships to continue playing at four-year institutions, and more than 98 percent of his players graduated with college degrees. With his assistance, the Owls finished in the Top 20 in California three times.

Prior to coaching at Foothill, Stanley served as a volunteer assistant coach at the
University of Nevada in 2005-2006 under Mark Fox. The Wolf Pack won the Western Athletic Conference Championship and was ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the year. The team also earned a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Stanley completed two seasons as a graduate assistant at California State University, Chico, under Puck Smith, where he concurrently earned a master's degree in physical education. During Stanley's tenure, CSU Chico twice advanced to the NCAA Division II Regionals in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005.

As a player, Stanley himself was a California Community College student athlete at Shasta College. A two-year starter, he played a vital role on a Golden Valley Conference Championship team in 2001. After completing an associate in arts degree, he transferred to Division III Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. He helped the Pioneers to a Northwest Conference Championship and a trip to the Elite Eight in 2002. A native of Chico, Stanley resides with his family in San Jose.

The Foothill Owls begin pre-season class in September. Coast Conference play beings in January. For more information, call Gutkind at (650) 949-7741.

Foothill Men Finish Regular Season 22-5, Ranked #5 in the State

Congratulations to the 2012-13 Men's Basketball Team who finished the regular season with a record of 22-5, ranked #5 in the State. Foothill received the #3 seed in the North Region and will play Delta College, the #14 seed, Saturday March 2nd at 7pm at Foothill.

Congratulations to Stephen Grosey, Daryl Wong, Suhail Mohammadi and Brendan Carroll for making the All-Conference Team in the ultra-competitive Coast North.

Owls Rank #12 in the State for 2011-2012.

The Owls are coming off another outstanding season finishing 19-11, and a #12 final ranking in the State. The Owls made it to the second round of the State Tournament where the lost in overtime to host Cabrillo 65-63.

The Owls played in the Championship game of all four tournaments in which they participated this season - winning their own Quinn Henry Memorial Tournament in December.

This year's team also featured 9 players that held a 3.0 or better GPA - with 6 of 9 players carrying over a 3.5 GPA.

Brett McConnell was selected to the All-State Team this year. Both David Fullenwiley and Brett McConnell were selected to the All-Conference Team.

Congratulations to the 2009-10 Foothill Owls
who made the State Championship's Final 8.

The 2009-10 team finished a tremendous season at 23-8 (ranked #4 in Region, #8 in the State). The Owls were one of the Final 4 North Region qualifiers for the State's Final 8 Championship Event. After six straight years of participating in first ,second and third rounds of the State Tournament, the Owls finally broke through to make the Elite 8 this season. Bobby Macias and Marseilles Stewart were both named to the All-State Team.

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FAMILY best describes the TEAM experience in the Foothill Men's Basketball program. At Foothill our FAMILY takes pride in our team experience, performance and achievement. This is a direct result of the talented, motivated, selfless, and highly competitive young men that choose Foothill to achieve their immediate and future successes.

Foothill Men's Basketball teams are known for their player-centric style of play - bringing the best out of each individual to create a greater TEAM. Foothill teams are also notorious for their togetherness and toughness on both sides of the ball, for their tremendous character and their continued success on the court (7 State play-off appearances in last 9 years) and in the classroom (%98 sophomore transfer rate to four-year institutions) - past players.

If you want to reach your potential as a member of our high-functioning and successful program, contact Coach Stanley at: (650) 949-xxxx or email

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Coach Matt Stanley
c/o Athletic Department
Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA. 94022-4599
Room: 2701
Phone: (650) 949-xxxx

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