Meet the Staff
Rick Velasquez (Assistant Professor)Athletics, Kinesiology, Dance, Library and Learning Resources - Athletics
Head Coach Rick Velasquez has been coaching the women’s program since its inception in 2006. Since then the team has won the Central Valley Conference Championship in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The team is aiming for their fourth straight C.V.C. Championship in 2013. The team is the defending 2012 Northern California Community Women’s Golf champions and was the third place finishers in the California State Community College Women’s Golf Championship last year. Coach Velasquez, a certified United States Golf Teaching Professional, has taught a variety of classes at Cañada and Skyline College. He has also coached basketball at Skyline College, University of San Francisco, and was Director of Player Personnel and Assistant Coach for the San Jose Jammers of the Continental Basketball Association.
Mike Garcia (Athletic Director)Athletics, Kinesiology, Dance, Library and Learning Resources - Athletics
MATTHEW LACUES (ASSISTANT COACH)
This year marks Coach Matthew Lacues' second year as assistant coach for the Women's Golf Team. Matt is the currently a PGA Apprentice at the Greg Coplin School of Golf at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame. Additionally, Matt is on Staff at Deep Cliff Golf Course in Cupertino and has been teaching golf for over ten years. Matt is also the Head Coach for the Boys Varsity Golf Team at Woodside High School and Head Coach for the Club Team at Deep Cliff Golf Course. Matt brings a wealth of golf experience and knowledge to the program.