McGarry, Molina fill coaching posts at Bishop

Bishop Diego has filled a pair of coaching vacancies for the spring sports season, appointing Brett McGarry to the position of boys varsity volleyball coach and naming Ralph Molina as baseball coach.

McGarry, a math teacher on campus, has coaching experience at the high school level. He was an assistant for the boys team last season under former coach Jason Donnelly. Prior to joining the Bishop staff in 2014, he coached four years at Soquel High in Santa Cruz and led the team to a league championship in 2013. He also coached six years of club volleyball in Santa Cruz.

“Brett has established a great rapport with the boys in the program already, and I am excited to see him put his stamp on the boys volleyball program going forward,” said Bishop Athletic Director Dan Peeters in a statement.

Molina has coached at Bishop Diego nearly his entire adult life. He is an alum and a member of the school’s hall of fame.

This will be his fourth time directing the baseball program, with stints in the 80s, 90s and most recently in 2006-2007. Under his leadership, Molina directed the Cardinals to five consecutive playoff appearances in the mid-90s, winning a league championship en route to advancing to the CIF Division Final in 1995.

Molina three times has been recognized as Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year for baseball. He currently is the defensive coordinator for the football team, a position he has held since 2000.

“I am thrilled to Ralph back directing the baseball program, said Peeters.

Molina replaces Dan Yokubaitis, who stepped down a month ago.