Head Coach Blake Spiering
Coach Blake Spiering returns for his Seventeenth season as Head Coach at Monterey Peninsula College. In his community college career, Coach has had 85 players transfer on to universities (30 to Division 1 programs), 64 from MPC (18 to Division 1 programs), 38 All-Conference players at MPC, as well as 12 professional players. Coach Blake was the Conference Representative for six years and is also the Men's Sports Representative for Monterey Peninsula College.
Coach Blake graduated from St. Bernard High School in Eureka, CA where he was voted M.V.P. by his peers on his basketball team that finished the season ranked 2nd in California. After high school, Coach Blake went on to get his A.A. from Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo, Ca. There he was a two year starter and earned All-Conference his sophomore season and earned the “Mr. Defense” award his sophomore year. Next he went on to Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California where he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management. At NDNU, he also started for two years and was an All-Conference player and earned the “Mr. Defense” award both seasons at NDNU.
After graduation, Coach Blake was hired on to be an assistant coach at NDNU. Coach Blake spent one year at NDNU, then went to Sonoma State University where he spent four years as the head assistant coach. From there, Coach Blake was hired at San Jose City College where he spent four years as an assistant coach.
Coach earned his Master’s degree in Health, Physical Education & Recreation at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.
Coach Blake resides in Pebble Beach with his wife (Ava), son (Jack), and two Labradors Mister Blue and Mister Jones.
Assistant Coaching Staff
Assistant Coach Michael Villagrana
Michael Villagrana is entering his sixth season at Monterey Peninsula College. He is excited about the upcoming season and looks forward to developing our players. Coach Villagrana is also a local product where he played on the Varsity basketball team at Marina High School and was Team Captain all four years. He is a mentor with the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County and the Pay It Forward Program. Coach works the UCLA basketball camps as well.Coach is studying Coaching and Athletics Administration in Concordia University Masters Program and works for CSUMBs Gear Up program.
Coach Villagrana resides in Marina, CA.
Assistant Coach Jermaine Carter
Jermaine Carter is entering his 1st season at MPC. Coach is a former player from MPC and continued his playing career at Campbellsville State University.
Coach resides in Monterey, CA.