Brian Long- Director/ Coach-8th Grade
Brian Long has been teaching physical education at Geyserville High School for 28 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 eight 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.
Zac Tiedeman- Cager Coach (2012-2017)
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 (2012-2018)
yRetired Montgomery High Varsity Coach- Coach Fitchie spent over 30 years as the Boys Varsity Coach. After the 2015 season he retired with 4 NCS championships and a Division 2 Northern California Championship. He was also an assistant Coach at Santa Rosa Junior College in the late 70’s. The Head Coach at SRJC at that time was Bill Trumbo. Fitchie is a graduate of Montgomery HS 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. He was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2001. Coach Fitchie was largely responsible for the development of the Cager program.
Troy Stevenson- Advisor
College of Marin Athletic Academic Counselor is 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-5th Grade
Michael is a former student athlete at Santa Rosa Junior College who played basketball under Coach Craig McMillan. Prior to playing at the Santa Rosa Junior College, Michael attended Montgomery High in Santa Rosa. Michael was a three year varsity letterman. He was part of two NBL championships and a NCS finalist. Michael has a passion for coaching the game of basketball. This will be his third season as a coach. He is currently going to SSU to complete his education. He has great patience, his knowledge of the game is solid and most important is the positive role modeling he will bring to our youth.
Craig McMillan- Advisor
20th year at SRJC Coach McMillan came to SRJC after coaching overseas. His Bear Cubs won the CCCAA State Championship in 2014. He has taken three teams to the state Final Eight. 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-Varsity
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 was a two-year soccer student-athlete at SDSU. He was co-captain his last two years and was a second team all MPSF selection in 2001. 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-7th Grade
DJ is a former four year Humboldt State University stand-out guard. During his playing days at HSU, he was a member of teams that reached the NCAA West Regionals in four consecutive seasons (2009-20012). At Castro Valley HS, in his senior year he led his team to a 24-4 record. He was selected as Hayward Area Athletic League's MVP. He was also a three-year varsity starter. 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 learn. We are very excited to have DJ on our coaching staff.
Alec Kobre - Cager Coach-9th Grade
Alec is a former University of Pacific guard. In his senior year at UOP, he finished as a 40-50-90 WCC all conference player. He shot over 40% from 3, over 50% from the field and over 90% from the free throw line. After graduation, Alec represented the United States on their Maccabiah Gold Medal winning team under the tutelage of Doug Gottlieb. Alec also played for Craig McMillan at SRJC. He helped lead the Bear Cubs to the CCCAA State Championship in 2013-2014. Alec earned tournament MVP and was an honorable-mention all state player. He is a graduate from Montgomery High School. His head coach was Tom Fitchie and in the 2011 season, Alec lead his team to the Division 2 NCS Championship. Other coaches that have helped shape Alec are, Ned Averbuck, Troy Stevenson and Ryan Cook. We are very fortunate to have Alec on board and coaching our 9th grade team.
Jeff Peterich -Advisor (2012-2019)
Jeff has been involved in coaching youth sports for the past 25 years. Brian and Jeff operate 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 become better people. Jeff is a retired Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputy.