Mike Reynoso - Head Coach
Mike Reynoso enters his 3rd year as the Head Coach of the Cañada Men's Basketball Program, after a tough (5-22) inaugural season. Reynoso and the Cañada program made a drastic turn around in his season season posting a 25-7 mark, as well as making Conference Title and State Championship run before losing in the Final Four, a pinnacle the program had not seen since 1998. Coach Reynoso in his second season at the helm has focused on developing his players and having them ready for the next level, in addition to his successes in the wins and losses column. In his second year, the program saw all four sophomores receive full athletic scholarships. In this short 2-year term he has helped develop a State Player of the Year, Freshman State Player of the Year, as well as being named NorCal Coach of the Year.
Prior to his arrival at Cañada, Coach Reynoso served as Head Coach at local Woodside High School (Woodside, CA) for 4 years, from 2007-2011, then moved on as assistant coach for Cañada from 2011-2013, where he eventually took over as the head coach. During his tenure, Woodside finished with a ranking in the top 10 of the county each year, along with 2 CCS playoff appearances.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the court, both as a head coach and skill developer. Reynoso, 31, is well known for his skill development and motivational leadership. As a player during his high school and college years he learned how to develop players and lead a program to insure the individual success of his student-athletes.
Coach Reynoso has developed and worked with athletes from all levels, he has helped develop players such as Anthony Goods (Stanford, playing overseas), Mike Rolle (UCLA, playing overseas), Reed McConnell (UC Irvine), Cole McConnell, (Michigan). From 2007-2009 he served on the coaching staff of a team comprised of some of the top 17 and under high school athletes in the nation that competed in international tournaments. As a member of the coaching staff he coached players such as Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Travis Trice Jr. (Michigan State), Stevie Taylor (Ohio University), and JD Weatherspoon (Toledo), Marcus Crider (Georgia State). Reynoso has played an instrumental role in helping develop these players’ skills to be successful at the next level.
In combination with his success as a head coach as well as in player development, Coach Reynoso is known for his ability to scout and assess player talent. He has scouted games for the Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA D-League for Golden State Warriors) during the 2012-2013 season. Reynoso possesses a wealth of knowledge in offensive and defensive tendencies and schemes. In addition to his knowledge of the game, Reynoso prides himself on constantly learning more about the game and teaching it to others. His educational background is first-class as well; he is a graduate of San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology. In addition to his Bachelor's, Reynoso earned a Masters in Education from Notre Dame de Namur University. Coach Reynoso resides in the Peninsula with his wife Carolina.
Jon Litvinchuk - Assistant Coach
Jason Hardee - Assistant Coach/Post-Player Development
Jason Hardee enters his first season as part of Coach Reynoso's staff. Coach Hardee brings a vast amount of knowledge to the program where he will be working primarily developing the post players, as well as assisting in recruiting. Prior to joining the staff Hardee was a varsity assistant coach for Serra High School where he worked with under the legendary Chuck Rapp for 5 years. As an assistant he helped lead Serra to 5 straight CCS championship games appearances.
Prior to his coaching career Hardee, a graduate of Serra High School (San Mateo, CA) was selected first team WCAL, and first team San Mateo County as a junior. As a senior Hardee was honored as the Most Valuable Player in WCAL, San Mateo County, and Central Coast section, as well as being selected 1st-team All-Metro, 1st-team Northern California, and third-team All-State. Coach Hardee still holds records at Serra in (RPG) Average in a season, and second most points in a game (39), he was elected to the Serra Athletic Hall Fame in 2010. After Serra Hardee attended CSM to play football and Cañada to play basketball.
Along with his accomplishments on the hardwood Hardee was considered by jcfootball.com a four star recruit as a Tight End. At Cañada as a basketball player, Hardee played in 10 games averaging 18.2(PPG) and 14.1(RPG) before leaving to accept a full athletic scholarship to play football at West Virginia University, where he concentrated on football and led the team in sack 2 season in a row, and was part of a team that won two Big East Championships. As a senior he was selected Honorable Mention All-American, and played professional football for four years after college.
Cindy Jimenez - Athletic Trainer
Cindy Jimenez is in her 9th year as the Certified Athletic Trainer for the intercollegiate athletic teams here at Cañada College. Her duties include rehabilitation program design, emergency response for games and practices, and injury evaluation and treatment.
After receiving her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley, she completed post-graduate work at San Jose State University where she spent 3 years working with athletes of all sports at the high school, community college, and Division I levels. While completing her Master, she served as the assistant athletic trainer at Foothill College for 2 years providing medical care to athletes, teaching sports medicine classes, and supervising athletic training students. Other past professional experiences include multiple stints with the Laguna Seca MotoGP event and interning with the professional arena football team, the San Jose Sabercats.
Cindy is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She teaches several fitness classes and the Introduction to Fitness-Related Injuries course in the Kinesiology program. Cindy resides in San Jose with her husband Daniel.