Alumni Testimonials

Daryl Kapis (Class of 2002)
Head Volleyball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Hawaii Pacific University

I am very grateful to St. Mary’s in the opportunity they gave me.  Each class that I took had MA Kines Alum Daryl Kapis Coachingdirect applications in everything I have done in the twelve years since graduating.  Being a part of an in-person classroom setting helped me to connect with those who had the same ambitions to work in the world of sport.  Some of those connections are still very good friends of mine, and all have achieved success in the specific field they wanted to work in.  Individually the St. Mary’s program helped me by opening doors to coaching and teaching at the Junior College level.  That position allowed me to parlay that into the Head Volleyball Coaching position and Assistant Athletic Director position here at Hawaii Pacific University.


Jordan Willis (Class of 2006)
Assistant Volleyball Coach at Colorado State University - Pueblo

Though the program was intense, I loved my summer experience in the program and getting to know and working hard with my cohort! The professors were excellent and very attentive to us!

Anthony Brunicardi (Class of 2015)
Assistant Baseball Coach at Skyline College

My experience at St. Mary's College has been the most enjoyable educational experience I have ever had. I just wanted to express my gratitude to Professor Manning and the whole graduate department for giving me the opportunity to be part of St. Mary's College and get closer to my career goal of becoming full-time at Skyline College.

Alumni Career Pursuits

Here is a look at some of the other organizations where our alumni have landed as coaches, athletic directors and other sport and fitness professionals.

Colleges and Universities

  • College of San Mateo – San Mateo, CA
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo - Pueblo, CO
  • Diablo Valley College – Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Dominican University of California – San Rafael, CA
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA
  • Hawaii Pacific University – Honolulu, HI
  • Napa Valley College – Napa, CA
  • Saint Mary’s College of California – Moraga, CA
  • San Francisco State University - San Francisco, CA
  • Skyline College – San Bruno, CA
  • University of California – Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

Professional Sport Organizations

  • Golden State Warriors - Oakland, CA
  • Oakland Athletics - Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco 49ers - San Francisco, CA
  • 49ers Webzone - San Francisco, CA
  • Townsville Fire - Queensland, Australia

K-12 Schools, Academies and School Districts

  • American Indian Public Charter School II - Oakland, CA
  • Carondelet High School - Concord, CA
  • De La Salle High School - Concord, CA
  • Head-Royce School - Oakland, CA
  • Mount Diablo Unified School District - Concord, CA
  • Oakland Unified School District - Oakland, CA
  • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory - San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Unified School District - San Francisco, CA
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District - Danville, CA

Fitness Organizations

  • 24 Hour Fitness - Multiple Locations
  • Crossfit, Inc. - Sacramento, CA
  • Get Fit Davis - Davis, CA
  • U-Jam Fitness - Multiple Locations

Other Organizations

  • Oakland Coliseum - Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco Port Authority - San Francisco, CA

Entrepreneurial Pursuits

Our alumni have also leveraged their education, talents and ambition to start the following organizations.

  • Showtime Sports Academy - TriValley, CA
  • Team KC - Livermore, CA
  • UrbanPlay - Berkeley/Oakland, CA