Chris Shipe is the Head Coach. Coach Shipe has been the Offensive Coordinator since 2002 and, in 2009, his offense was the #2 rush offense in northern California. His offense also produced the #1 rusher in the state, All-American RB, Thomas Hampton.
Before joining the LMC staff, Shipe was the Wide Receiver Coach for three years at his Alma Mater, Humboldt State University (HSU).
Before joining the coaching ranks, Coach Shipe was a Quarterback at HSU, for two years, where he earned Conference Player of the Year and Team MVP in 1995. Prior to HSU, Shipe played Quarterback at Los Medanos College (‘92 and ‘93) and was named the Team MVP in 1993. Coach Shipe is a 1992 graduate of Pittsburg High School, and Quarterback of the Pirates during their 1991 North Coast Section Championship win over De La Salle.
Former player at Los Medanos College and now coaching the Outside Linebackers.
Currently Coaching Tight Ends.
Coach Reinders returns to LMC for his fourth season of Mustang Football. Joining the staff in 2007, Dave has had five all-conference players and assisted five players in obtaining scholarship positions at four-year colleges/universities. A staff member of the 2008, 4th ranked offense in northern California JUCO, and 2009, #2 rushing offense in the state, Dave continues to turn out effective linemen, who assisted Thomas Hampton, in becoming the 2009, #1 running back in California Junior College Football.
Prior to Los Medanos, Coach Reinders was the Varsity Head Coach at Liberty High School, Brentwood, California. From 2003-2005, he was the Varsity Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach. From 2001-2002, Dave was the Varsity Offensive Line Coach and in 2000, he was the Junior Varsity Head Coach. During his tenure at Liberty, Coach Reinders helped produce 12 BVAL All-Conference linemen.
Coach Reinders has also coached on the staffs at Fontana High School, Fontana, California and Western Christian High School, Covina, California, as an offensive line and linebacker coach. During that time he had two all-conference players.
A 1996 graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in social studies, Dave also played defensive tackle for the Cougars, during the 1993 and 1994 seasons. In 2003, Coach Reinders co-founded LinemenInc Camps, a summer camp for high school linemen, which has helped to produce no less than 10 NCAA Division I players.
Coach Reinders has been a teacher at Liberty High School since 2000. He and his wife of 14 years, Kathy, live in nearby Oakley, California with their three children.
Coach Diaz has 33 years of coaching both Defensive Line Coach/Offensive Line. He graduated from City College of San Francisco with an AA Degree, and graduated from California State University at Hayward with a Bachelors Degree in Physicial Education in 1974. He was awarded a Masters Degree from California State University at Hayward 1996 in Physical Education.
Coach Diaz started coaching at Los Medanos College in 2002. While at Los Medanos College, he helped guide the Mustangs to the 3 East County Bowl games. He has also coached 8 All-Conference Players and 2 All-Regional Players.
Coach Diaz began his coaching coaching career in 1977 at Sunset High School as the Head JV coach. He began coaching at City College of San Francisco from 1980 to 2001. During his tenure there, he coached 5-All-Americans and numerious All-Conference Players. He was involved with 4 national championship teams, 5 northern California champions and 8 conference champions.
Aaron Alatorre returns for his second season with the Mustangs in 2010. He comes to the Mustangs from Pittsburg High School where he was the Head JV Football Coach for the past seven seasons. From 1996-2001 Alatorre worked on the varsity staff where his primary responsibility was working with receivers, and in the fall of 2002, moved down to take over the junior varsity program.
Coach Alatorre has a career record of 35-23-2, and an impressive BVAL league record of 24-11, which includes BVAL titles during the 2003 and 2006 seasons, Alatorre's 2006 team started the season 0-2-1 but rallied to win six of their last seven games, capturing their second league title in four years. The 2003 team finished the season 9-1.
Coach Alatorre is a graduate of Pittsburg High School (1992) and was a member of the 1991 North Coast Section champion Pirates team which defeated De La Salle. Alatorre was a prep star in both football and track before moving on to Sonoma State University where he played four years of football.
Alatorre graduated from Sonoma State in 1996, with a double major in Communications and Multi-Cultural Studies, he earned his Master's degree from the University of San Francisco in Education and has been a teacher in the Pittsburg Unified School District for the past 11 years.
Coach Patterson comes to Los Medanos after a short retirement to raise a family, from the College of San Mateo where he coached for 15 years handling the Defensive Line from 1989-2003. He coached several all conference, all state and all american players along with a few that made it to the NFL. "Coach P" as most know him started his coaching career at his alma mater, California Lutheran University, as Assistant Defensive Line Coach in 1988 before being hired at CSM.
Coach Patterson was an all conference athlete at Riordan High School (SF) 1984, in football and wrestling where this summer he will be inducted into their sports hall of fame. He then continued his playing career at CSM 1984-85 as a nose tackle, before earning a scholarship to California Lutheran Univ. graduating in 1989.
Coach "P" and his wife Andrea have 3 children and live in Brentwood.
Coach Powell begins his second season as an Assistant Coach for the Mustang Defense, working with the Stangs’ inside linebacker corps. Prior to his arrival at Los Medanos College, Coach Powell served as the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator for Deer Valley High School's 2006 Freshmen football team. At Deer Valley, Coach Powell lead the Freshmen football team towards completing their first winning season in 10 years, and was an extra point shy of capturing a share of the BVAL Freshmen Football title. Prior to coaching football at Deer Valley, Coach Powell also coached football, wrestling and track at Antioch High School, Archbishop Riordan High School (San Francisco, CA), and Bonita High School (La Verne, CA).
Coach Powell is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and an accomplished athlete. Coach Powell was a three sport letterman at Archbishop Riordan High School and at The University of La Verne (ULV). At ULV, Coach Powell was a 3x SCIAC (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) all-conference Strong Safety, and was a NCAA Div. III National qualifier for Track & Field, and Wrestling.