Our coaches offer years of coaching and sport related experience and a range in the diversity in related backgrounds. We are proud to offer our student-athletes the best in leadership, and wholeheartedly believe in our coaches’ ability to help develop well rounded student-athletes.
COACH JARD DAVIS / AIPHS cross country
Mr. Davis has been coaching musicians and music ensembles for the past twenty years and for the past two years he has used these skills to coach cross country. Founder of the AIMS Golden Eagles Cross Country Team, Coach Davis led the Boys’ middle school team as they won the Oakland Athletic League City Championship during their inaugural season in 2016. The Girls’ Golden Eagles also achieved great success after winning second place in the league during this season. Coach Davis loves cross country because it is a sport that affords no excuses. He believes that running is one of the purest ways to confront and overcome adversity.
When he is not coaching, Mr. Davis embraces an active lifestyle and enjoys honing his skills in his other passions: climbing and ski mountaineering. On rock he has climbed faces like the Nose on El Capitan and the Northwest Face of Half Dome. On ice and snow he has climbed routes on Mont Blanc and summited Peru’s 19,511 foot Alpamayo via the technical French Direct Route. On skis Mr. Davis has climbed to and skied from the summits of many mountains including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, and Mt. Whitney. When he is relaxing, Mr. Davis can be found roasting coffee, practicing the culinary arts, or classical guitar.
COACH CASSANDRA CHOI / GOLDEN EAGLES/LADY EAGLES VOLLEYBALL
Coach Choi, originally from Minnesota, started playing sports when she was 6. She has competed in softball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, cross country, track and field, and downhill slalom skiing, and was a hurdler and high jumper at Augustana University until her career ended because of injury. She graduated with a double major in French and International Affairs and had hopes of working for the government, but surprisingly discovered that she loved teaching after spending 5 years teaching preschool in South Korea.
Coach Choi is in her 5th year at AIMS and is entering her second year as a volleyball coach.
COACH JESUS VEGA / golden eagles soccer
Jesus Vega, Oakland native, Skyline High School graduate and CSU East Bay alumni, been playing soccer on club teams since 2005. Coach Vega began playing in the Jack London Youth Soccer League until 2010, played in several adult leagues in Oakland and Hayward, and obtained his soccer referee license to officiate games in the Jack London Youth Soccer League. Most recently, Coach Vega played in the San Francisco Soccer Football League, the premier level of semi professional soccer in Northern California. Coach Vega has an extensive participation history in many high level tournaments including the California State and Association Cup, and played in several indoor soccer leagues in Oakland, Alameda, and Vallejo.
COACH YOHANNES HARRISH / LADY EAGLES soccer
Coach Harrish has over 20 years of playing experience and played college soccer for Holy Names University (Captain for 2 years), NPSL for CD Augulichos, PDL for Burlingame Dragons and San Francisco Premier League for Club Marine. Additionally, Coach Harrish has over 5 years of coaching experience, ages ranging from 5-20 with multiple clubs including Soccer Without Borders, Dublin United, Bay Oaks, Mill Valley Soccer Club and the East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club.
From the Bay Area, Coach Rubino II earned his Bachelor of Arts in Recreation from California State University Hayward, in 2004, and earned his teaching credential and Masters in Education at USF in 2008. Coach Rubino III has coached swimming for the past 18 years. His extensive coaching experience spans through various levels, ranging from clinics to junior collegiate levels.
Coach Rubino is an avid swimmer and played water polo for 19 years - from summer league to junior college. His best event was the 1650m freestyle.