Brian Long- Director/ Coach
Brian Long has been teaching physical education at Geyserville High School for 29 years. He was the head basketball coach there for nine years. His teams won two NCL II championships and went to three NCS. He then coached at SRJC for seven years to assist the men's program. Brian is currently an assistant coach at Montgomery High School and an advisor to many coaches in the area. Brian's knowledge of the game of basketball, passion and ability to convey his knowledge to players, and positive energy have been instrumental in building the Cager program to what it is today.
Zac Tiedeman- Cager Coach/ Advisor
Montgomery High Varsity Coach-The Sonoma County Cagers are proud to have Zac Tiedeman on staff to help out in many areas of operation. It would be hard to find better players, teachers and people to help develop our young area basketball players. The Tiedeman's bring a wealth of knowledge and a great understanding of today's players.
Tom Fitchie- Cager Coach / Advisor
Retired Montgomery High Varsity Coach- Coach Fitchie recently completed his 30th year as the Boys Varsity Coach. He was also an assistant Coach at Santa Rosa Junior college in the late 70’s. Fitchie is a graduate of Montgomery where he and fellow coach Zac Tiedeman’s father Steve, helped lead the Vikings to three straight conference championships and two trips to the prestigious Tournament of Champions. Fitchie finished his college career at Sonoma State where he helped lead the team to the school’s first two conference championships. Coach Fitchie is largely responsible for the development of the Cager program.
Troy Stevenson- Cager Coach / Advisor
Santa Rosa Junior College Assistant Coach Troy Stevenson is in his 7th year at the S.R.J.C. under Coach Craig McMillan. A former M.V.P. of the North Bay League and Captain of the S.R.J.C. Bearcub team in 2000, Troy Stevenson is a very well respected local basketball name. Coach Stevenson went on to graduate from Howard University with a Master's Degree and continued his College education at The University of San Francisco where he earned a second Master's Degree in psychology. Troy then returned to Sonoma County to coach the game he loves. Troy is also a member of the Counseling staff at the S.R.J.C. We are very proud to have Troy Stevenson as a member of our Coaching and Advisory Staffs. "I am grateful for what basketball has done for my life and I am honored to give back to the game and the community working with local student-athletes." Coach Stevenson is not only a great teacher of the game but also a great link for our players from the high school to the college level.
Michael Septimo- Cager Coach
Craig McMillan- Cager Advisor
20th year at SRJC Coach McMillan came to SRJC after coaching overseas. He was the head coach of professional teams in Kuwait and Lebanon for a total of four seasons. Prior to his experience abroad, he spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, Marquette University and the University of Arizona. McMillan was a starting guard for the Arizona Wildcats Final Four team in 1988 and he helped lead Cloverdale High School to back-to-back state titles while playing for his father at Cloverdale High School. “I am really happy with the high caliber of players we have been able to attract and the success they have brought to the program.” Nearly every player that has played two seasons for Coach McMillan has earned their degree. There are no better eyes in Sonoma County for evaluating player talent as well as helping our players connect with the appropriate college level coaches to assist our players in moving on to the next level.
Ryan Cook- Cager Coach/ Advisor
Ryan Cook enters his fifth season with the SRJC Bear Cubs Men's Team as an assistant basketball coach. He has been instrumental in the Bear Cub’s recent success. Cook works in all aspects of the program and some of his duties include: scouting, recruiting and player development, along with directing youth camps and leagues on campus. Coach Cook is a middle school teacher at Willowside School. Coach Cook coached at Analy High School in Sebastopol, CA prior to coming to Santa Rosa Junior College and joining the Sonoma County Cagers. The Cagers are proud to have Coach Cook as both a teacher of the game of basketball and a connection for our players to the college level.
DJ Broome- Cager Coach
DJ is a former Humbolt State University stand-out guard. He is currently an assistant coach for the Sonoma State University Mens Basketball Program. DJ is fantastic with the players and has extensive knowledge of the game of basketball and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with young players who are eager to lear. We are very excited to have DJ on our coaching staff.
Robbie Burroughs - Cager Coach
Jeff Peterich -
Jeff has been involved in coaching youth sports for the past 25 years.Brian and Jeff run the Cager Program for the purpose of helping local student athletes who want to become better basketball players. They truly believe that helping young people to become better basketball players will also help them to become better people. Jeff I a retired Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy.