Physical Education / Head Varsity Football Coach
- St. Mary’s College B.A. Liberal Arts. Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
- Single Subject Credential – Physical Education
- Head Varsity Football Coach
First year working at Jesuit: 2012
Varsity Diving Coach
Dede currently serves as Jesuit’s diving coach where she has been a member of the coaching staff since 1999. She also has great experience in developing divers outside of Jesuit as she is the Director of the Capital Divers, which she started in 1997. Dede’s other coaching experience has been to lead the divers at American River College since 2009.
Administrative Assistant to Athletics
I am originally from Pennsylvania. I attended college at Northwestern University and played field hockey and lacrosse during my four years as an undergraduate. I later competed for the US National Field Hockey team and was named an alternate goalkeeper to the 1988 Olympic Field Hockey team.
Aaron Engebretson, S.J.
Theology / Director of Liturgy Workshop / JV Golf Coach
I was born and raised in Montana and entered the Jesuits in 2004 after finishing my B.A. In History. I was a novice in Portland, OR and took first vows in 2006. Then I was sent to the University of Toronto to study philosophy and I also earned an M.S.ed at Canisius College is Buffalo, NY. Next, in 2009, I was sent to Bellarmine Prep. in Tacoma, WA where I taught history and coached golf. In 2012 I was approved for theology and went to Boston College where earned degrees in theology and educational administration. Here at Jesuit, I will be teaching history.
Gregory Harcos ’89
Chemistry / Director of Summer Programs / Frosh Basketball Coach
Joined Jesuit High School in 1998 as a full time teacher in the Science Department. Over the past two decades has served in many capacities:
- Teacher (1998-2015, 2019-present) Honors Chemistry, Chemistry, General Science, Geometry Science Department Chair/Academic board (2007–2015)
- Head Varsity Basketball Coach (2002-2015)
- Head of the Athletic Department (2015-2019)
Married to Molly, with three children Jack (10), Cate (7), and Caroline (1)
Director of Visual and Performing Arts / Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair / JV Soccer Coach
Ms. Leah C. Heine has served as the Director of Choral Music at Jesuit High School since 2005. Ms. Heine’s studies include a broad musical curriculum – piano performance, music theory, music history, choral conducting and music pedagogy. She has also performed in a wide variety of ensembles, both instrumental and choral.
Assistant Director of Admissions / Assistant Athletic Director / Academics Plus Director
Mathematics / Varsity Track & Field Coach
A Sacramento native, Rod graduated from Hiram Johnson High School in 1984, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. While at Cal, Rod was a three time All-American in the high hurdles. Rod competed professionally in track and field from 1989-1997, going to the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1988, 1992, and 1996. Rod began teaching and coaching in 1997 working at Sheldon High School (Elk Grove) and St, Mary’s High School (Berkeley) before coming to Jesuit in 2002. Rod currently teaches U.S. History and Global Studies.
Social Science / Head Varsity Basketball Coach
Born in Stockton, CA, Tim attended St. Mary’s High School before attending UC Davis for his undergraduate studies. He began working at Jesuit in 2004 and has served in a variety of roles including designated prefect, social studies teacher, social studies department chair, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Activities.
Head Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track Coach
Walt Lange has been a member of Jesuit High School’s coaching staff since 1970. He served as head track and field coach from 1977-1993. He has developed many fine runners serving as head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach. Coach Lange graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles in 1965. Prior to coming to Jesuit, he coached cross country and track and field at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey from 1964-1968.
Sports Performance Coordinator / Athletic Trainer
- BS Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training – Sacramento State University
- MS Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention – California University of Pennsylvania
- Sports Performance Coordinator
- Safe Return Task Force
- Equity and Inclusion Committee
- Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach
- Assistant Varsity Football Coach
- ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) –
Joseph Potulny ’76
Physical Education / Varsity Baseball Coach
Joe serves as Jesuit High School’s baseball coach. He has been a member of the coaching staff since 1986. In addition to baseball, Joe coached freshman football from 1989-1992 and freshman basketball from 1991-1992. Prior to coming to Jesuit, Coach Potulny coached at the University of San Francisco as a graduate assistant in 1981. Later, Coach Potulny traveled to Wisconsin and was an assistant coach for the La Crosse Loggers in the Northwoods League, a summer collegiate league, from 2008-2012.
AP U.S. History/ Social Sciences Department Chair / Varsity Soccer Coach
Paul Rose began teaching at Jesuit in the fall of 1979. He has taught every social science class at Jesuit over the years. Currently, Paul teaches Advanced Placement United States History (Junior year class). Paul Rose over the past five years has traveled extensively across the United States to many historical sites including Gettysburg, Independence Hall, Yorktown, and Williamsburg to name a few.
Michael Solander, M.A. ’92
Modern World History / Civics / Varsity Swimming Coach
Michael Solander is a graduate of Jesuit High School, class of 1992. This is his 13th year back at Jesuit and is enjoying teaching in the classroom and on the pool deck. Michael teaches freshman Global Studies and junior United States History. Along with his teaching, Michael is also the head coach of Jesuit Swimming. Over the past 13 years, the Marauders have won 5 CIF section titles in the pool and will be gunning for their 21st overall section championships this season.
Head Athletic Trainer / Sports Medicine Instructor
Jamie was a Certified Athletic Trainer at Christian Brothers for two years before joining JHS, and prior to that worked in the same capacity at Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield. Jamie holds a BS in Athletic Training from Chapman University, an MA in Athletic Training from Fresno Pacific University, and a Doctorate in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University with concentrations in Rehabilitation and Leadership & Education.
First year working at Jesuit: 2020
(formerly Jamie Ralph)
Director of Athletics / Physical Education Department Chair
Hank joins Jesuit from the University of California at Berkeley, where he served as the football director of recruiting. During his time at Cal, he also served as a Cal Olympics sports operations intern, interim women’s golf coach, and the football assistant director for recruiting operations.
He was a four-time Big West Conference Champion finalist in swimming. In addition to his experience in golf, swimming, and football, Hank was a high school baseball player and an Underwater Hockey National Champion.