Coach Jessica Foley is entering into her 2nd year as Head Coach at Mater Dei High School.
Jessica joined the Mater Dei family as an Assistant Varsity Coach in 2016. She helped the coaching staff guide the 2016 team to a successful season with a 27-7 record. The Monarchs also finished second in three tournaments, tied for second place in the Trinity League, and won the school's third CIF SS Division 1 Championship.
Assistant Varsity Coach - Emiley McEwen
Coach Emiley McEwen is entering into her 1st year as Assistant Varsity Coach at Mater Dei High School.
McEwen graduated from El Modena High School in 2008 as a 4 year starting letterman. In 2008, she helped her team win a Division II CIF Championship and was named Female Athlete of the Year. She continued her softball career at Cal State University of Dominguez Hills, where she earned NFCA 3rd-team All-America honors and CCAA Player of the Year honors. In 2012, she graduated with her degree in Criminal Justice.
Coach Emiley started her own Travel Ball Organization in 2016. She began coaching at Fullerton Joint Union High School in 2017. In her time at Fullerton Joint Union High School, she helped lead the team to quarter finals.
Vazquez has worked for Tustin Unified School District for 21 years. He is currently an Energy Specialist for the school district. He and his wife have 4 daughters ranging from the ages of 5 to 21. Their oldest daughter, who he coached throughout her career, recently graduated from LIU where she was a 4 year starter at the division 1 collegate level.
Assistant JV Coach - Jezz Portillo
Jezz is currently enrolled at Cypress College and pursuing a degree in Human Development.
She was a member of the Cypress Charger Softball team during the 2015 and 2016 seasons helping lead the Chargers to back to back OEC Championships and State Tournaments appearances.
As the teams starting catcher she was an All OEC selection for both seasons.
Jezz graduated from Canyon High School in 2014, where she played 4 years of varsity softball as a catcher and first basemen.
This will be her first year coaching as a Mater Dei Assistant Softball Coach.
During her career she also has had experience with instructing pitchers (9 yrs.) and offering catching lessons (6 yrs.).
Her softball career ended due to arm injury but she hopes to use her experience to make an impact on her athletes as a coach and mentor.