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Head Coach - Nick Mattis

Coach Mattis is in his tenth season as Head Men's and Women's Track and Cross Country Coach.  Coach Mattis has 18 years of Track and Cross Country Coaching Experience from Junior High thru the Community College Ranks in Illinois, Iowa and California.  He has coached numerous national and state qualifiers throughout his career and also placed numerous athletes into 4-year schools to continue their athletic careers.  Coach Mattis is also a full-time faculty member in the Physical Education Department at De Anza College.  Nick received his Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Physical Education from Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and his Master's Degree in Kinesiology (Sport Management) from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.  Coach Mattis is USATF Level II Coaching Certified (Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and Multis) and was named the 2012 California Community College Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Assistant Coaches

Ray Cornell - Coach Cornell is in his tenth season coaching at De Anza.  His primary responsibilities are with the De Anza hurdlers.  Coach Cornell has previously been head coach at Monta Vista and Fremont High Schools.  Ray has coached several athletes in the hurdles in the state championships while working for De Anza, including 2015 400 Meter State Champion, Katie Baxter.  He lives with his wife Teresa and two kids.

Bob Bush -  Bob is in his fifth season at De Anza, coaching the throwers.  Coach Bush has coached multiple state qualifiers and All-Americans with De Anza.  Bob was an All-American hammer thrower, placing 3rd at the NCAA National Championships while at Sacramento State University.  He also set the school record and was the throws coach at Sacramento State while attending graduate school.  Bob lives with his wife and son in Saratoga.

Mike Buncic - Coach Buncic is starting his fourth season with De Anza College.  He will be working with Long and Triple Jumpers as well as Discus and Shot Put Throwers.  Coach Buncic was a two time Olympic qualifier for the United States and a finalist in one of those years.  He was also a member of three world championships teams for the United States.  Coach Buncic was the US National Champion in 1995 and ranked number one in the world in 1991 in the Discus.  Coach Buncic is currently a teacher at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara where he was previously a coach there for 17 years leading Wilcox to numerous SCVAL league titles and coaching a large number of state qualifiers.  Coach Buncic attended and competed for the University of Kentucky. 

Oddessy Tapia - Coach Tapia is in her first season with the Dons track team as a coach after helping with the Cross Country team this past fall.  Coach Tapia is a graduate of CSU East Bay where she finished her running career after having previously competed at De Anza.  Oddessy was an All-American in the 3000 Steeplechase at De Anza. 

Brianna Tucker - Coach Tucker begins her first year with De Anza as the Pole Vault Coach.  Coach Tucker is the Women's school record holder in the pole vault for De Anza.  She then competed at CSU Northridge where she graduated. 

Rick Blomquist - Coach Blomquist will be helping officially as the High Jump Coach after helping over the years as an official at De Anza.  Coach Blomquist has been the Monta Vista High School coach the past couple years.  Coach Blomquist's son Scott was also an athlete for De Anza in the past.

 



Men's and Women's Track and Field Building: PE-670
Contact: Nick Mattis
Phone: 408.864.5731
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Last Updated: 1/10/17