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Jerry Carrillo


Position:    Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Alma Mater: University of Arizona
Phone: 520-417-4072
Fax: 520-417-4096


Jerry Carrillo begins his 20th season as the head coach of the Cochise Runnin’ Apaches. In the past 19 years, Cochise has amassed 414 wins, making Carrillo the winningest basketball coach in school history. He’s led the Apaches to 18 consecutive Region I playoff appearances, including the Region I championship on 2000, 2001 and 2011. His 2009-10 and 2011-12 squads won the ACCAC Conference titles outright.

While at Cochise, Carrillo has established an up-tempo style of play. Eleven of his teams have earned NJCAA Academic Team of the Year awards, and 74 of his players have gone on to sign with four-year universities. Carrillo was named the ACCAC/Region I Coach of the Year in 2005-06, he was chosen by the NJCAA Coaches Association to coach the National JUCO team in 2004, and he was selected as a floor coach by USA Basketball for the 2011 USA Under 19 team.

Prior to Cochise, Carrillo was the head boys basketball coach at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz., from 1992 through 1995. He worked as a Division I assistant coach at Cal State-Northridge from 1990 through 1992 and was an assistant at Jamestown Community College in New York a season prior.

Carrillo played high school basketball at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, where he was named an all-metro selection his senior year in 1982. He also has been inducted into the Salpointe Catholic High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Carrillo graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He has a master’s degree in kinesiology from California State University-Northridge.

Carrillo is an academic adviser who teaches full time in the health and physical education department. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Casey Ann, 20, and Carly Elizabeth, 17, and live in Sierra Vista.


Derek Lane

derek lane

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach


Derek Lane enters his first season as the graduate assistant coach with the Cochise men’s basketball team. Lane was born in Toledo, Ohio, and move to Fort Huachuca in 1999. He attended Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and was part of the Colts’ final four team under head coach David Glasgow during the 2008-09 season.

Lane went to Cochise College for three years (2009-12) and was able to hang a championship banner in all three years. In 2009-10, the Apaches were ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation and won the ACCAC regular season title. Lane’s second year brought head coach Jerry Carrillo his third trip to the national tournament after the Apaches won the ACCAC tournament. In his last season at Cochise, the Apaches once again won the ACCAC regular season title and boasted a 17-game win streak.

After Cochise, Lane attended the University of Toledo as a student manger under coach Tod Kowalczyk. Lane was responsible for helping with daily practice, mail outs, and traveling with the team on away games.

Lane spend one year as a student manager under head coach Dan Majerle at Grand Canyon University, where he was responsible for helping out with daily practice, mail outs, and using Synergy for film.


David Matthews



Position:    Volunteer Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach


David Matthews has been a volunteer assistant for the men’s basketball team since 1999. He spent 2004-06 as an assistant coach at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, where he helped the Colts win 40-plus games in two years and the 2005-06 5A South Conference and tournament championship. Matthews was responsible for on-floor coaching, scouting, and development of Buena post players while helping run and coach the Buena Colt Basketball Camps, Buena Basketball Fall League, and middle school basketball developmental leagues.

This was his second stint as an assistant at Buena High School, as Matthews was Jerry Carrillo’s assistant coach at Buena during the 1992-1995 seasons, spending the last two also as the junior varsity head coach and compiling a record of 21-12. Matthews assisted with the perimeter players, recruiting, scouting, and on-floor coaching duties.

As a player, Matthews was a two-year varsity letterman at Forest Park High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and earned an all-city selection as a senior in 1982. He received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., in 1988.

Matthews works as an equipment analyst with the NETCOM/9th ASC. He, his wife, Gloria, and their son, Marc, 20, and daughter, Toria, 12, reside in Sierra Vista.