Prep Academy Athletics

Prep Academy Athletics

Many sports … one team! Championships and awards are wonderful – Fairmont Prep has an abundance of them. Going on to play college sports is great – the Prep’s athletes do it on a regular basis. Still, our highest goal is to compete in a manner which promotes teamwork, nurtures leadership, and honors sportsmanship. Our coaches, many of whom played collegiately or professionally, are mentors committed to encouraging the character development of their athletes.

CIF Sports Offered

% of Students Who Play At Least One Sport

Average GPA of Fall 2020-21 Athletes

Prep Sports

Our coaches, many of whom played collegiately or professionally, are mentors committed to encouraging the character development of their athletes.

CIF Sports

Badminton (Co-ed)
Baseball (Co-ed)
Basketball (Girls & Boys)
Cheer (Co-ed)
Cross Country (Co-ed)
Golf (Girls & Boys)
Soccer (Girls & Boys)
Swimming & Diving (Co-ed)
Tennis (Girls & Boys)
Volleyball (Girls & Boys)
eSports (Co-ed)

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Our goal in athletics is to foster an environment that encourages our student-athletes to compete at a high level, develop character and integrity through winning and losing, and prepare them to achieve great things in their adult lives.

Coach Bios

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Sara Brown

Girls Basketball

# years coaching at Fairmont:
3

Total # years coaching:
10 years

Experience as a player:
Coach Sara Brown has been a high school basketball coach since 2014, recently completing her second season at Fairmont Prep. With her guidance, the Huskies finished two consecutive seasons with overall records of 25-8, crowned two-time Co-Champions of the San Joaquin League, made a CIF-SS 2AA Championship Finalist appearance, and a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 Semi-Final appearance, while competing in the Division 1 CIF State Playoffs for two consecutive seasons, and finishing at the schools highest ranking in school history in 2021 as 2nd in Orange County.

Prior to Fairmont Prep, Coach Brown was previously at Edison High School. While at Edison, she began as the Varsity assistant coach under Dan Wiley and would spend the next four years as the Head Coach. While at Edison, Coach Brown made multiple CIF appearances and finished 2nd in the Sunset League. In addition, Coach Brown was a standout high school athlete as an All-county, All-state and All American basketball player. Coach Brown was also a 3 time CIF-SS 1A Champion at San Clemente High School. Coach Brown would continue her basketball playing career with a full-ride scholarship to the Division 1 level playing for Colorado State and eventually transferring to Loyola Marymount University to complete her playing career. At LMU, she would receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and soon after pursue her Master’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco. Currently, Coach Brown teaches at Fairmont Prep as the International Business Program’s Director.

I love coaching because:
I love coaching because there is nothing more powerful than when a team comes together to accomplish a set of goals, and turns their dreams into a reality. I love building up young women and teaching lifelong skills such as: responsibility, accountability, strong character, the ability to handle adversity, competitive spirit, toughness, unselfishness, effective communication, and lifelong learners. I believe these are key building blocks to achieving success on the court and in life. I find great fulfillment in helping these young women accomplish individual and team goals, and in turn this creates a winning program.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
The school spirit!

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Coaching in the CIF-SS 2AA Championship

Notable athletes you’ve coached:
There are too many to list in my coaching career. At Fairmont Prep: Milan Robinson, AnLing Su Vera, Makaila Glynn and Mia Yamamoto

Childhood ambition:
To play Division 1 college basketball

Perfect day:
Spending time with family and friends.

Inspiration:
My Parents.

First job:
Sports Chalet Associate

Favorite movie:
Rocky

Relax/Retreat:
Spa Day

Fondest memory:
Hitting the game winning shot to advance to the Division 1 CIF state quarterfinals my senior year of high school.

Indulgence:
Shopping

Other fun fact:
I love to travel

Anything else?
I am extremely grateful to be coaching at Fairmont Prep!

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Joedy Gardner

Boys Basketball

# years coaching at Fairmont:
6

Total # years coaching:
30 plus years

Experience as a player:
Played in HS and a High School All American, played in College and was named to All League 4 straight years, Honorable Mention All American and Academic All America. Drafted by the NBA Houston Rockets in 1984. Played Professionally in Europe for 7 years.

I love coaching because:
I love Coaching as it gives me the opportunity to mentor young men and develop their skills both on and off the court..these young men and other young people are our future and sharing my own experiences gives them the knowledge to continue to make America the finest country to live and serve.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
The culture and Family environment. The support by the parent, faculty and Administration is second to none. Everyday I am at Fairmont is exciting and always puts a smile on my face. It’s an honor to be a Husky !

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
As a Coach, winning the Schools 1st Boys Basketball CIF Championship which put us on the Map and now being named the Number 1 Basketball small school in the State. I am Blessed to have a great Coaching Staff. We have also won our League for 5 straight years with an overall League record of 56-2.

Notable athletes you’ve coached;
A few noteable athletes are: Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors). Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavs), Brandon Jennings, Tyson Chandler, Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls) to name a few.

Childhood ambition:
To play in the NBA, become a Coach, and be the best Husband and Father I can be.

Perfect day:
Everyday is a Perfect day. Doing what I have always dreamed of doing and helping others to be the best they can be.
Inspiration:
My inspiration when I was young was Jerry West. As I have gotten older My Family and close friends.

First job:
Lifeguard

Favorite movie:
Rocky

Fondest memory:
Getting Married to my wife, Sheri and the birth of my children.

Indulgence:
Any outdoor activities like playing Golf, going to the beach.

Other fun fact:
Very emotional about people I am close to.

Anything else you think would be helpful to know?
I consider Jerry West, like my Uncle.

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Tony Hooper

Baseball & Cross Country

# years coaching at Fairmont:
3

Total # years coaching:
18 years

Experience as a player:
4years high school JF Kennedy
2 years college Cypress College

I love coaching because:
Love teaching and building relationships with the players and the in game competition

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
Students have high character and the support from staff and administration

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
The walk off win v Calvary Downey in my first game as head coach

Childhood ambition:
Pro baseball player

Perfect day:
Spending with my wife and two boys on vacation in Kauai

Inspiration:
My eighth grade coach Don Paddock

First job:
Parks and Recreation dept in the city of La Palma

Favorite movie:
Hoosiers

Relax/Retreat:
Golf

Fondest memory:
My wedding day

Indulgence:
Chocolate chip cookie dough Blizzard at DQ

Other fun fact:
I’m a drummer since I was 8 years old

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Alex Macias

Boys & Girls Soccer

# years coaching at Fairmont:
2

Total # years coaching:
18

Experience as a player:
I played from 5 years old through high school

I love coaching because:
I love working with the players and seeing them work hard and develop to their full potential.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
Fairmont has a great pool of students who are awesome to work with. Their staff has been amazing and I have had a great experience over all with every encounter I have had at Fairmont.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Making it to the CIF Semi-finals with the girls team in 2020

Perfect day:
Morning bike ride down at the beach, swimming at the pool with the family, followed by a movie and dinner.

Favorite movie:
Remember the Titans

Fondest memory:
Winning a National Championship with my 2004 girls team in 2019.

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Carrisa Montenegro

Cheerleading

# years coaching at Fairmont:
3

Total # years coaching:
3

Experience as a player:
High school

I love coaching because:
I love seeing the athletes learn new things and be excited about their events.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
The support from the athletic department.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
The reaction of the crowd when the cheerleaders performed new stunts.

Notable athletes coached:
Cordelia Loyo

Childhood ambition:
To be on stage!

Perfect day:
Nature walk with my family, coffee shop, good book

Inspiration:
My high school Psychology teacher

First job:
Making pizzas at a local pizza shop in Paso Robles, California

Favorite movie:
The Truman Show

Retreat/relax:
At the beach, or at the movies!

Fondest memory:
Visiting New York with my husband and eating at a Momofuku restaurant

Indulgence:
Ice cream!

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Dack Petersen

Ice Hockey

Dack Petersen was born in Ontario, Canada with hockey in his blood which began as a young child skating in a backyard rink. Moving to Southern California at a young age did not change his mindset. Moving up among the ranks of youth hockey in SoCal allowed him to play for the first High School hockey team within the Anaheim Ducks league moving on to play Tier 1 hockey. After graduating high school in Orange County, he went back to Canada to attend University and played junior hockey within the Ontario Hockey Association. After hanging his skates up and shifting into a corporate Learning & Development consulting career, the urge to give back to the hockey community led him to coach. Skating for some of the best coaches in Southern California gave Dack the foundations to build his experience and player development philosophy. Dack believes that developing a player does not happen just on the ice. The foundations to develop young athletes into respectful, socially responsible young men and women who possess a good work ethic come from lessons learned on and off the ice. By holding all players accountable and allowing them to make mistakes leads to positive failure.
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Michael Sarris

eSports

# years coaching at Fairmont:
1

Total # years coaching:
1

I love coaching because:
I love helping students meet and exceed their goals and expectations.

The best thing about coaching at Fairmont is:
Fairmont is so supportive of the students and coaches going out there and doing their best.

Highlights of coaching career at Fairmont:
Seeing our Regional League of Legends team make the playoffs on their very first season.

Childhood ambition:
To create video games

Perfect day:
Spending time with family

Inspiration:
Eric Barone, creator of Stardew Valley

First job:
Lab assistant at UCSD

Favorite movie:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Retreat/relax:
Going for a walk

Indulgence:
Chocolate

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