Our Coaches

List of 15 items.

  • Sean Moler, Director of Athletics

    Coach Sean Moler comes to JCHS with an extensive background in athletic administration, having served seven years as Athletic Director in the Bay Area Conference at Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy.  While at OMI, Coach Moler led the Grizzly Varsity Boys Basketball program to two league championships in four seasons, and four consecutive trips to NCS playoffs.  Prior to his tenure at OMI, he managed corporate sponsorships with Learfield Sports at Stanford and started his educational career as a history teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District.   
    A Santa Cruz County native, Sean attended Aptos High before earning his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He earned his teaching credential from Cal Poly in 2002, a M.A. in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco in 2009, and an administrative credential from Cal State East Bay in 2016.  He is a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) with the NIAAA, and in 2014 was the recipient of the CSADA Norm MacKenzie Award for distinguished leadership in Athletic Administration.   
    A Bay Area resident of 15 years, Coach Moler currently resides in El Cerrito and enjoys travel, surfing, guitar, swimming, and backpacking.
  • Ari Cohen, Cross Country

    Coach Cohen is thrilled to be coaching this year's cross country team. Born and raised in NYC, he was the captain of his high school cross country team at Solomon Schechter High School of NY. Coach Cohen attended the State University of New York at Albany, where he received a dual bachelor’s degree in Art and Biology. He went back to school to receive his master’s degree in general and special education from Touro College in New York City. 
    Born to Israeli parents, Coach Cohen is fluent in both Hebrew and English. He grew up visiting Israel in the summer months and loves to visit Tel Aviv as often as he can. Coach Cohen moved to San Francisco from New York City two years ago to be closer to his brother, sister in law and their children and he has come to love the city for all of the amazing things that it has to offer. In his free time, he loves to take day trips to explore the beautiful nature around the Bay Area and find new places to golf. During the colder months you can find him in Lake Tahoe enjoying a challenging blue slope on his snowboard. Coach Cohen lives in the inner Richmond district of SF with his fiancée, Dana.
  • Aron Wolgel, Cross Country, Girls Varsity Basketball

    Aron Wolgel was born in Chicago, IL where he lived for 10 years before moving to Orlando, FL. After graduating from Brandeis University with majors in Politics and Philosophy, Aron spent 4 years in Israel where he volunteered at a school for the deaf in Haifa and at an immigrant absorption center in Beer Sheva, served as captain of the Israeli National Ultimate Frisbee team (the Holylanders), and studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion. Ultimately, he earned his M.A. in Jewish Education through the Pardes Educators Program in Jerusalem. In 2015, he earned an advanced certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University.

    Aron taught Judaic Studies and served as the Director of Jewish Student Life at the Frankel Jewish Academy in West Bloomfield, MI for the last 7 years. In that time, he focused on helping students cultivate their Jewish identities. He enjoys creating meaningful memories for his students and loves reflecting on his own teaching practice in order to continually learn and grow as an experiential educator.

    Aron lives in Berkeley with his wife, Ariel, and 16 month old twins, Betzalel and Maayan. He loves all musical things, most sports things, and many food things.
  • Jen Gee, Varsity Volleyball

    Coach Gee has constantly been involved in volleyball and basketball for the past 30 years. She played volleyball, basketball and softball in high school and continued to play volleyball in college. She has played in the Bay Area Asian Basketball League Association for the past 25 years. She has worked for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept. for 20 years as a pivotal member of the support services department and recreation centers.  Coach Gee has coached volleyball and basketball for female athletes ranging from middle school to high school aged youth for 18 years. Coach Gee coached Girl's Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Basketball at George Washington High School for the last 10 years. In her first year coaching the Washington Boy's Volleyball team in 2006, the team went undefeated and won the AAA league Championship title for the first time in school history. Coach Gee also has two energetic twin boys, Kyle and Jordan, who share their mother's passion for sports and are athletes in basketball and swimming.
  • Princess Canunio, Assistant Girls Varsity Volleyball

    Princess Canunio graduated from SFSU and received her Bachelor's in Science in Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement. She was an active athlete in softball and volleyball in high school and was also coached by Jennifer Gee. After graduating she returned and coached the Freshman/Sophomore Girl's volleyball team at George Washington High School in SF in 2012 and 2013. Her other work experience includes teaching pre-school in South San Francisco for 5 years and currently working as a recreation leader for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department for the past 7 years.
  • David Joseph, Junior Varsity Girls Volleyball, Club Golf

    David Joseph began working at JCHS in 2006 shortly after moving to San Francisco. Originally from Denver, he came to California looking for adventure and to start a new chapter in his life. 
    David went to public schools in Denver while attending after school Community Talmud Torah Hebrew classes twice a week from kindergarten all the way through high school. After graduation he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and finished his degree in Behavioral Science at Metropolitan State College in Downtown Denver.
    Before moving to San Francisco David worked as an office clerk and courier at a law firm while attending school. After graduation he began working for Great West Healthcare in their finance department as a cash coordinator. He's had a passion for music most his life and has worked at various clubs in Denver and San Francisco as a DJ.
  • Aaron Pollock, Boys Soccer

    Coach Pollock has vast experience as an athlete and a coach. In high school, Coach Pollock was a three-year starter on the soccer team and captained the Pioneer High School state champion swim team in 1984. In college, he played on the Cornell University sprint football team, after which he spent 17 years playing competitive club soccer in southeast Michigan. He began his club diving coaching career in 1984, and took over the job at his old high school in 1992. He was a three-time Michigan High School Diving Coach of the Year, and in 2003 earned the prestigious Bruce Harlan Award for continued leadership, contributions, and service to Michigan High School diving. Among his divers were five individual state champions and 13 All-American champions, several of whom went on to compete at the collegiate level. He continued coaching diving after moving to California in 2005, working with the Stanford age-group program and students at Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools in Palo Alto. Coach Pollock coached age-group travel soccer for four years in Ann Arbor, overseeing the team's rise from third division to first division. After becoming the soccer coach at JCHS, he guided the Wolves to an overall winning record between 2005 and 2012 and in 2016, he coached the Boys Soccer team to a championship in the Private School Athletic League.
  • Michael Mirlamen, Boys Soccer

    Coach Mirelman has been working with high school and middle school teams for the past eleven years. He was an assistant coach for soccer and a head coach for the squash and crew teams at St. Mark's School in Southborough, MA. He coached the soccer and tennis teams for four years at Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. He also coached the Ultimate Frisbee team for five years at East Bay School for Boys in Berkeley, CA. Off the pitch, Coach Mirelman competes in triathlons, plays tennis, squash, soccer, and enjoys climbing, slack-lining, backpacking, and yoga.  

    Coach Mirelman also teaches Spanish and English at JCHS.
  • David Dolgonosov, Boys JV Basketball

    Coach Dolgonosov has been a part of organized basketball for 12 years and has coached for the last five years with Bay City Basketball, the JCC youth league and Legarza Basketball Camp.  He was born in San Francisco and waited until 4th grade to pick up a basketball.  Since then David has been involved with the sport continuously.  As a freshman, David made varsity for the JCHS Wolves. During his time here, the Wolves made PSAL playoffs three years and advanced to CCS quarter-finals.  In the offseason he competed nationally and internationally as part of the JCC Maccabi Games where he traveled to Detroit, Israel and helped host a competition in San Francisco. While still playing with Wolves in 12th grade, David began coaching at the JCC and fell in love with the other side of the game. As a first year coach with JCHS, David is eager to bring his energy and passion to his coaching.
  • Natalie Cohen, Hip-Hop Dance

    For the past 7 years Natalie has been dedicating her time to the Axis Syllabus, a study on the body in motion through the lenses of bio-mechanics, physics and anatomy.  She has a wide range of dance training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Latin, and Hip-hop.  Most recently, Natalie completed a social project in Romania, where she choreographed a 45 minute length dance with 10 dancers from around the globe.
  • Jon Shogan, Boys Varsity Basketball

    Coach Jon Shogan begins his first season as varsity head coach after serving as assistant varsity coach at JCHS for the past two seasons. Last year, he helped lead the Wolves to a 12-10 record and third-place finish in the PSAL. The 2012-13 team also qualified for the PSAL playoffs and earned their third consecutive trip to the Central Coast Section playoffs. In his first season at JCHS, he helped the 2011-12 Wolves with their second consecutive bid to the Central Coast Section playoffs.
    Coach Shogan also coaches AAU basketball teams for the non-profit organization Bay City Basketball, where he works full-time as a program director. In addition, he was selected to lead the San Francisco JCC 16u basketball team in the 2012 Maccabi Games in Houston, Texas. The team finished fifth place out of 16 teams. This past summer, he led the San Francisco JCC 14u Basketball Team to a fifth-place finish out of 24 teams in the 2013 Maccabi games in Orange County.
    Off the basketball court, he has been the assistant coach for the varsity girls volleyball team at Drew School for two seasons, after serving as head coach for junior varsity girls volleyball at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School for two seasons. He has also worked as a basketball and volleyball referee for various age groups, including high school competitions, but definitely prefers coaching.
    Coach Shogan majored in Business Administration at Bucknell University, where he played on the Men’s Volleyball Team for 4 years, serving as team captain for two seasons. He was also a student-assistant for the Bucknell Women’s Volleyball team in NCAA Division I competition.
  • John Hagen, Varsity Baseball, Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

    Coach Hagen has been involved with baseball for most of the past 30 years, and played basketball and baseball while attending Waldwick High School in New Jersey. Following high school, he gained his first coaching experience by coaching baseball during the summers while attending the University of Virginia. More recently, Coach Hagen was head coach of the Pinewood varsity baseball and junior varsity cross country teams before transferring to JCHS in 2009. In Coach Hagen's first year as co-head coach at JCHS in 2010-11, he helped to lead the Wolves to an impressive 11-5 record and third place finish in the PSAL. Taking over the reins as head coach in 2012 Coach Hagen led JCHS to another top half finish in the PSAL.

    Coach Hagen also teaches in the JCHS Math department.
  • Adam Eilath, Swimming

    Coach Eilath has a wide ranging background in competitive sports both as an athlete and a coach. Growing up in Canada, he competed in swimming, soccer, and cross country at various levels. In high school and college, Coach Eilath excelled at swimming, where he won numerous age group titles and was a finalist at the Junior National Championship. Coach Eilath was a member of the varsity swim team at McGill University, where he was selected as a Quebec Conference All Star and received the distinction of Academic All Canadian. Coach Eilath is proud of his extensive experience at the Jewish-collegiate level, having won a combined 36 medals at the JCC Maccabi Games and two medals at the International Maccabiah in Israel in 2005.  For the past two years, Coach Eilath coached soccer and swimming at Kehillah Jewish High School. He was proud to lead Kehillah Soccer to their first winning record in school history and a place at the PSAL semi-finals.

    Coach Eilath also teaches in the JCHS Jewish Studies and Humanities departments.
  • Josh Babbidge, Baseball

    Coach Babbidge is a three-sport coach. He is entering his third season as baseball coach at JCHS, his seventh season as junior varsity basketball coach at Lick-Wilmerding, and his fifth season coaching basketball with Bay City Basketball. Coach Babbidge competed in cross country, baseball, and basketball at the varsity level all four years of high school in Caribou, Maine. Additionally, he played two years of college basketball in New Hampshire. He has served as a baseball umpire for two seasons in the Bay Area, and gives one-on-one and small group private basketball lessons to kids ages 7 to 18. Coach Babbidge also enjoys playing pick-up basketball.
  • Joe McDonald, Varsity Tennis

    Coach McDonald has been actively playing tennis for nearly 20 years and has been involved in USTA for most of that time. In college at UC Davis and USF, he was on the swim and water polo teams before switching to racquet sports. He has been playing racquetball, squash, and tennis competitively throughout his adult life, competing in tournaments in the United States, Europe, and Asia.  

    Coach McDonald is also the technical director in the JCHS Arts department.
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