Our Coaches

List of 11 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
    the East Bay and enjoys travel, surfing, guitar, swimming, and backpacking.
  • Aaron Pollock, Boys Varsity 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 Mirelman, Boys and Girls Varsity 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.
  • Jon Shogan, Boys Varsity Basketball

    Coach Jon Shogan has led the Boys Varsity Basketball program for the last six seasons. Previously, he was the assistant for two seasons before becoming Head Coach in 2013.

    Shogan quickly rebuilt the program and has amassed a 52-23 record in the last three seasons, reaching the postseason four straight years.

    The 2017-2018 season was the most successful in school history. After joining a new league, JCHS advanced to the championship in the team's first season in the Bay Counties League Central (BCL-C). The team also qualified for the North Coast Section Division 6 Playoffs, earning a four seed, the school's highest ever. By winning two games in sectionals, the Wolves qualified for the CIF NorCal State Playoff, continuing their postseason run with a top-eight finish for all Division 6 schools in Northern California.

    The 2016-2017 team also reached the postseason and finished 15-9. The 2015-2016 Wolves tied a school record with 19 wins and narrowly lost in the league playoff championship. That season he was voted by the 15 league coaches as the PSAL Coach of the Year. 

    Jon grew up in the Bay Area and started playing competitive basketball at a young age. He attended Acalanes High School in Lafayette, and then attended Bucknell University, where he majored in Business Administration.

    At Bucknell, Shogan played on the Men’s Volleyball Team for four years, serving as team captain for two seasons.  

    Shogan has also coached high school volleyball in the Bay Area and has worked as a basketball and volleyball referee for various age groups, including high school competition. He definitely prefers coaching basketball, though.  
     
  • Eric Weikert, Boys Varsity Basketball

    Coach Weikert has been a lifelong lover of the game of basketball and has been playing competitively since he was five years old. During his sophomore year of high school, he was fortunate to win a state championship in NJ, finishing as the best public school in the state. During his senior year, in addition to being named captain of the team, he was elected 1st team All-League (NNJIL), fourth team All-County and Most Valuable Player. Coach Weikert led his team in points, assists and steals that year.

    After high school, Coach Weikert played for Montclair State University, a Division 3 liberal arts school. After moving to San Francisco, he started private basketball training for kids of all ages. He also was Head Coach of the 6th grade girls basketball team at the Waldorf School and reached the Championship for the first time in the school's history.  Eric is currently in his 5th year with the JCHS Varsity Basketball program.
  • Aron Wolgel, 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 toddler twins, Betzalel and Maayan. He loves all musical things, most sports things, and many food things.
  • David Dolgonosov, Boys Junior Varsity 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.
  • John Hagen, Girls Junior Varsity 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.
  • Jessica Rybka, Girls Varsity Volleyball

    Jessica Rybka played three years of varsity volleyball at Gunn High School in Palo Alto where she was a SVCAL all-league selection.  She then played one year of volleyball at Sonoma State University before transferring to Pitzer College and playing three years of volleyball for the Pomona-Pitzer team.  While in college, Jessica studied Political Science and Spanish Literature.
    During college, Jessica spent a year living in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she played volleyball for Club Atlético River Plate.  After college, Jessica moved to San Francisco to attend the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Jessica continued to play in volleyball leagues and outdoor tournaments throughout her time in law school.  In addition to playing volleyball, Jessica also enjoys riding her bike and practicing yoga.  In 2014 she completed an intensive yoga teacher training course in India, and has cycled from San Francisco to Los Angeles. 
    Jessica coached volleyball at Saint Ignatius High School and Pomona-Pitzer volleyball camps, and is thrilled to join the Wolves coaching staff.
  • Florencia Hasson, Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Boys Club Volleyball

    Florencia is a JCHS alum from the Class of 2012 and a former JCHS athlete. In high school she played volleyball all four years, as well as club outside of school. Her junior and senior years she was captain of the team and won an All-City Honorable Mention award before leaving for college.

    At Sonoma State University she received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Spanish. She played for SSU's highly competitive club volleyball team for two years, before she decided to continue her studies abroad. During her last year of playing, her team placed in the 10th seed within the Gold Bracket of Division II at Nationals in Dallas.

    Now she works at JCHS as the Marketing and Outreach Associate and enjoys staying active by playing volleyball in leagues around the city.
  • Adam Eilath, Varsity 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.
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