John Guerrero

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Graduate Degrees: 
Outstanding Coach
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In 2001, John Guerrero began coaching a remarkable MCC women’s golf team that won the ACCAC and NJCAA Region I Titles 21 times, qualified for the NJCAA tournament 22 times, and held 10 top five finishes and 21 top 10 finishes at the NJCAA National Championships. For 20 years the MCC team was the top D2 team at Nationals. John received 21 ACCAC Coach of the Year awards and 22 student athletes have been All Americans, 52 have been All Conference, and 40 have been All Region. He was inducted into the NJCAA Women’s Golf Hall of Fame in 2014.

The Men’s Team has won four Region I Titles, qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament 15 times, had 10 top 5 finishes, 5 top 10 finishes, and won the 2017 NJCAA D2 National Championship. Student athletes have been awarded 17 All Americans, 29 All Conference, and 25 All Region. Generosity of spirit has been among the coach’s well-rounded life lessons, with the golf teams adopting families during the holidays, assisting in junior golf tournaments, running golf clinics for underprivileged youth, supporting Special Olympics golfers, and helping integrate golf into the elementary PE curriculum in Mesa schools. John continues to support more than 200 student athletes after they move on to universities and careers.