Oaks Christian School announces the appointment of Jade Molina as the new head coach for the middle school tackle football program. He will lead the middle school Lions as they prepare for the 2019 season.
Molina returns to the program after a three-year hiatus, having served as the head of the program from 2010 to 2015. In 2016 he stepped away to serve as the OCS athletic chaplain and head of strength and conditioning. He currently serves as the middle school director of spiritual life and will continue in that role while also heading up tackle football.
“Having Coach Molina return means continuing our excellence of building character and Christ-like values through our football program,” said Middle School Athletic Director Kristy Hopkins. “We will continue our motto of ‘One Team, One Purpose’ and be in alignment with our high school program, which looks to build on these important relationships with the athletes and their families.”
Affectionately known to the athletes as “Coach Mo,” Molina brings over 15 years of youth coaching experience to the program.
A United States Navy veteran, Molina spent several years as a physical readiness coordinator for the Navy. He was also the director of performance for Elite Athletics, where he oversaw the off-season training programs for high performance athletes in the NFL, MLB, and NBA.
Molina also served as a local youth football coach, soccer coach, lacrosse coach, baseball coach, and ambassador of “Game Day at the School,” a California-based physical education program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.