|Position:||Head Men’s Basketball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||University of Arizona|
Jerry Carrillo begins his 19th season as the head coach of the Cochise Runnin’ Apaches. In the past 18 years, Cochise has amassed 399 wins, making Carrillo the winningest basketball coach in school history. He’s led the Apaches to 17 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. Ten 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, 19, and Carly Elizabeth, 16, and live in Sierra Vista.
|Position:||Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Fort Lewis|
Guy Meyer joined the Runnin’ Apaches’ coaching staff as an assistant in 2011. Meyer was born and raised in Santa Fe, N.M., and attended Saint Michael’s High School. He was part of two 3A state championship teams in 2002 and 2003.
From St. Mike’s, Meyer went to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. During his four years (2003-07) there, he played under Coach Bob Hofman, who said, “Guy will always be remembered as being an outstanding post player, a great person and a flat out winner. Guy was the captain of our 2007 NCAA tournament team. Guy is one of the most respected players ever to wear a Fort Lewis jersey.” Meyer graduated from FLC in 2007 with a degree in communications.
Directly after college, Meyer worked for the Anthony H. Kruse Foundation out of Boulder, Colo., then briefly pursued playing professional basketball overseas. Meyer taught elementary school P.E. in Santa Fe for two years while working toward a graduate degree.
Coach Meyer is single and lives on the Cochise College Douglas Campus.
|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.