Chris Shipe is entering his 12th year as a coach at Los Medanos College and his fourth year as Head Coach. During Coach Shipe's four years as Head Coach, over 40 LMC student athletes have transferred to 4-year institutions. After finishing 6-4 in 2012, the coaching staff and players are focused and determined to continue their success in the 2013 season. 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 for the Pirates during their 1991 North Coast Section Championship win over De La Salle.
Aaron Alatorre has been with the Mustangs since 2009. 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, took 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 Reinders has been on the Mustang Football staff since 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 in 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 that 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.