Coach - Men's
Jeff Klein is entering his 12th season as the head coach of the
Chaffey College Men’s Basketball program. The 2012-13 will be his
28th season overall. He was named the first Professional Expert to
coach Men’s Basketball at a California Community College in 2001.
This title enables Klein to be a full time coach.
Over the last 12 years with Klein as the coach, the CHP
Hustlin’ Panthers have averaged 22 wins a season (24-98).
During that span, Chaffey has been the most winning program in the
Foothill Conference with seven 20+ win seasons over the last 11
years. The CHP have been to the CCCAA playoffs ten of these
The 2011-2012 Hustlin’ Panthers were a team led by freshman. They got off to a fast start, Winning the Fullerton Tournament. The championship game pitted Chaffey vs their playoff nemesis Saddleback College. This time the “CHP” won in the closing seconds 50-48. Justin Long took home tournament MVP honors. The season was filled with huge wins over LA Southwest, Ventura, SD City, Saddleback and San Bernardino Valley twice. The young Panthers battled and scraped but tired late in the season. They finished (18-12) and (8-6) in the always tough Foothill Conference. The “CHP” qualified for the playoffs as the 8th seed. A very rare occurrence considering the Panthers were the 4th place team from the Foothill Conference. The “CHP” took on Cuesta at home. Cuesta had a roster filled with international players. The Panthers built a 19 point lead in the second half , but couldn’t hold on. The season ended with high expectations for 2012/13. Freshman Kenny Morgan was voted first team all Foothill Conference and freshman Ryan Nitz and Sango Niang made Honorable Mention All Foothill Conference. Returners Justin Long and Justin Cole all gained valuable playing experience.
Coach Klein, at age 23, became the youngest head coach in
Southern California when he took the job at South Pasadena High
School. Before coming to Chaffey, Klein concluded a dramatic season
at Upland High School where he coached the Highlanders to a CIF
Division 1-AAA title in 2001. Under his direction, the Highlanders
ranked in the Top 10 nationally and won 28 games in a row.
During his nine seasons at Upland, Klein led the team to three
league titles and made the CIF playoffs every year starting in 1995.
Klein has earned top honors in coaching being named "Coach of the
Year" by the Southern California Interscholastic Basketball Coaches
Association (SCIBCA), Fox Sports West 2 television, the Inland
Valley Daily Bulletin, and the Los Angeles Times. He was also
honored as the "Teacher of the Year" in 1996 from Upland High
Coach Klein has been fortunate to coach many fine student
athletes. Many have gone on to attend 4 year universities and a few have
reached the NBA. Stacey Augmon (UNLV/Atlanta Hawks), Desmond Penigar
(Utah State/Orlando Magic), and Kirk Snyder (Nevada/Utah Jazz) are
those who made it to the big time.
Coach Klein graduated from Lawrence High School on Long Island,
New York, where he was an All-County athlete in football,
basketball, and track. A graduate of SUNY at Cortland, Jeff earned
his BS degree in Physical Education in 1985. In 1989, Jeff completed
his MBA from the University of La Verne.
Over the years, Coach Klein has hosted a very successful 50-50
basketball camp in which he has influenced many young athletes in
the fundamentals of basketball. In his free time Klein enjoys
spending time with his two children Danny (20) and Amanda (18), and
Coach - Men's
Jon Keller is in his 12th season as the lead assistant on the Panther coaching staff, and his 25th overall season coaching at the high school and collegiate levels. He has helped lead Chaffey to the best record in the Foothill Conference with four conference championships during that time. The Panthers have made the playoffs in
nine of Keller’s eleven years as assistant. They also have finished first or second in the state in scoring in each of the last five seasons.
Keller was an All-League performer at South Pasadena High School where he both played and coached for Coach Klein. After high school, he played at Cal State Los Angeles before an eye injury cut his career short. He completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in July 2001.
Volunteer Assistant Coach - Men's
Prentice Harris is entering his third year as an assistant coach at Chaffey College. His responsibilities are player development, recruiting and player management. In his second year at Chaffey College they won a foothill conference championship.
As a player, He won the C.I.F. championship at Upland High School (2001), where he was all league selection 3 years as a Varsity starter. He then took his talents to Chaffey college where he was all conference both years and conference champion 2003. Earn a Scholarship to Northwest Nazarene in Idaho where he help the team double their win totals. Finally, found a home at California State University San Bernardino where he led the team to a west region championship and their first final four appearance under Jeff Oliver. Prentice accolades earned his final year at CSUSB where: First team all CCAA conference, second team all region, Most outstanding player of the west region tournament, and athlete of the year (2007).
Prentice Harris is a graduate of California State San Bernardino and father of Marley Williams-Harris.
Volunteer Assistant Coach - Men's
Mark Borgeson enters his first season with the Chaffey Hustlin’ Panthers and his 11th overall at the collegiate and professional levels. His primary responsibilities will include player development, management and recruitment.
Coach Borgeson is originally from Washington State, where he prepped at Richland High School before moving on to Columbia Basin Jr. College. After his sophomore season, he was named ‘Scholar/Athlete of the Year’ and voted the MVP of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. Coach Borgeson went on to Central Washington University, before transfering to play his senior season at Azusa Pacific University. He was nominated to the All-Conference team his only season at APU and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1989. Shortly after graduation, Borgeson headed to Europe, where he played professionally in Holland. He then followed up with stints in Germany, Czechoslovakia, the World Basketball League as well as atending free-agent camp with the Seattle Supersonics.
Coach Borgeson previously served as an Assistant Coach at Azusa Pacific University (NAIA), Pasadena City College and Central Connecticut State Univ. (NCAA Div. 1). After serving as a high school head coach and athletic director for one year, he spent the next few seasons as a head coach in southern China, leading Winling Basketball Club to the Championship Cup in 1997. Throughout the years, he has coached at camps including Magic Johnson’s, UCLA’s, the Lakers’, as well as co-directing the Southern Cal Trojan Hoop Camp for 2 years and the Summer Pro League for 5 years.
After stepping away from coaching professionally, Coach Mark and a former APU teammate, founded and directed Frontline Sports Management; a professional sports agency that represented professional players and coaches throughout Europe, Asia and South America. He has also been very active in the IE community over the past 5 years, as both a coach, trainer and tournament promoter.
Mark has three sons; Mark Jr., Tage and Andrew, and resides in Rancho Cucamonga.
Manager - Men's
Jonathon Briones graduated from Alta Loma High School in June 2009.
He has been a tremendous help to the Chaffey College Basketball program. He assists the coaching staff in all aspects of the basketball program.