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.


Rod Jett
Geometry / Track and Field Head 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.


Timothy Kelly
Head Basketball Coach / Social Science

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.

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Jaime Llopis
Athletic Trainer

I graduated from California State University Sacramento in 1989 with a Bachelors in Physical Education/Athletic Training.  I became a Board Certified Athletic Trainer in 1994.  My Career started at Jesuit in 1991 as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Championship Basketball Teams of 1992, 1993, and  1994.  I also served as the Athletic Trainer and Fitness Coach for the Sacramento Regional Fire Academy from 2003-2008.  In 2000 I was hired to work the US Track and Field Olympic Trials and have worked every major Track and Field event for the USATF sinc


Jay Nacionales
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

Certifications/Committees (Off-campus):

  • ATC (Athletic Trainer Certified) –

Joseph Potulny ’76
Physical Education / 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.


Jamie Ralph
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, and an MA in Athletic Training from Fresno Pacific University. In two years Jamie anticipates completing her Doctorate in Athletic Training.

First year working at Jesuit: 2020


Paul Rose
Department Chair, AP U.S. History / 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 / Swimming

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.


Brooke Swanson, ATC, CSCS, CF_L1
Athletic Trainer

I graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a bachelors in Kinesiology/ Athletic Training (AT). My collegiate internship field experience included working with SDSU football, Mesa JC Football, SDSU softball, US Marines Boot Camps, and various High School and Youth Camps. I became Board Certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) in June of 2005 and shorty after received my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credential through the NSCA. In 2009, I also became a Level 1 CrossFit instructor.

Faculty/Staff Hank Weinberger

Hank Weinberger
Director of Athletics

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.