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Football Coaching Staff


 Frank Espy

  Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Special Teams Coordinator

  707-468-3141 | 


 Coach Espy is entering his third season on staff with Mendocino College. First as the Head Coach. Coach Espy comes to Mendocino College from Ouachita Baptist University where he served as a Defensive Assistant for three seasons. 

  An Alum of the Mendocino College Football program, Coach Espy was apart of the 2005 Bay-Valley Conference Championship team.  Coach Espy was awarded All-Conference as well as MVP for Defense in 2005 at Mendocino College.  Coach Espy then went on to play two seasons at Ouachita Baptist University, where he continued to be a stand-out player.

   Coach Espy is a member of the American Football Coaches Association. 







Mike Padilla

 Offensive Line

 Coach Padilla is an alum of the 2007 Mendocino College Bay Valley Conference Championship Team.  Coach Padilla started 11 games in 2007 on one of the highest ranked offenses in the State of California.  Following the 2007 season he was selected to the All-Conference team.  Coach Padilla was also selected as an Academic All-American and Mendocino College Student-Athlete of the Year.  Coach Padilla decided to transfer to UCLA where he earned his degree in Applied Mathematics. 


Coach Padilla currently is a Math instructor for Mendocino College. 




Tyrell Espy

Defensive Line

707-468-3098 |

 Coach Espy is in his second season on the Mendocino Football staff.  An Alum of the program, Tyrell played two seasons (1995-97) as a linebacker before transferring to the University of Redlands.  Coach Espy was an Academic All-American in 1997.  Prior to joining the Mendocino Staff, Coach Espy was an assistant football coach in San Francisco.



 Nick Veenstra 


Coach Veenstra returns to coach at Mendocino College after coaching at Kelseyville High School (CA) for two years as the defensive coordinator.  Pior to Kelseyville, Veenstra coached linebackers at Mendocino College. 



Athletic Trainer

707-468-3037 | 


Naoto Horiguchi (athletic trainer certified) has been working for Mendocino College since Fall semester 2002. He graduated from Osaka Industrial University with a B.A. in Economics, and later graduated from CSU Chico with M.A. in Physical Education. He resides in Ukiah with his wife, Jaclyn, who is an assistant coach for Mendocino College Women's Basketball, and their daughter, Lucy and son Keiji.























































































































































Support Staff



Matt Gordon, Interim Athletic Director (707)468-3165 
Fax (707) 468-3132 | 


Anna Daugherty, Administrative Assistant | Office (707) 468-3255 | 
Fax (707) 468-3132 |




Naoto Horiiguchi, Athletic Trainer | (707) 468-3037 |













































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