Scott Buss - Tennis Coach, Women's and Men's Programs
Scott was hired as the Women’s Tennis Coach and Kinesiology Instructor in August, 2000. In 2008, Scott began coaching the Men’s team and as of today, he is the Head Coach for both the Women’s and Men’s programs. Scott also instructs classes in Weight Training, Cardio-Fitness, Yoga, Badminton, and Tennis for the Kinesiology department. He has a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State with an emphasis in Sport Psychology.
Scott has taught tennis for 34 years, and coached for twenty eight years at the community college level. His teams have been ranked in the final state rankings in 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2010. Scott was voted Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010, 2011. Scott's playing experience includes: Community College Conference Champion 1980 & 1981, Napa Community College; NCAA All-American 1984, UC Santa Cruz; Ranked in the USTA Men's Open from 1985 – 1990, Played International Satellite Circuits, Europe and US, 1989 -1990. Recently, Scott was honored by Napa Community College by inducting him into their Hall of Fame’s Inaugural class, in 2011.
Corey Cafferata - Basketball Coach, Women's Program
Corey Cafferata begins his 8th season as Head Coach of the Mission Saints Basketball Program. Corey has led the Lady Saints to 123 wins and 79 losses in his seven seasons, which includes 6 playoff appearances and a Conference Championship 2014. Prior to Corey arriving at Mission College, the Saints suffered a 93 game losing streak which was the longest losing streak in any CCCAA Women’s Basketball program. The Mission College basketball program began competition in the fall of 1998. Coach Cafferata has established the Mission Lady Saints as a conference contender in each of his 7 seasons. In addition, Corey Cafferata’s teams have consistently ranked at the top of the State in scoring average. Coach Cafferata earned Coast Conference “Coach of the Year” honors following the 2013-14 season. Prior to Corey’s arrival at Mission College, Corey took over the Rams basketball program at Westmoor High School in Daly City wherein prior to Corey’s arrival Westmoor had not made the post season in 13 consecutive years. Corey’s coaching record at Westmoor High School was 149 wins and 56 losses leading his program to four league championships with a Peninsula Athletic League record of 49 straight league wins. Corey guided Westmoor to the CIF State Tournament twice reaching the Final Four each season. With Corey’s guidance at Westmoor, the Rams won the State scoring title three times. more...
Bobby Hill - Head Coach
In 1996, Bobby Hill was drafted in the fifth round by the Anaheim Angels out of Leland High School in San Jose, CA. Bobby instead chose to attend the University of Miami. While at the University of Miami, he had a .360 average, became and remains Miami’s career stolen base leader (139), is 2nd in runs scored (240), and 3rd in career hit by a pitch. Bobby is also in Miami’s top ten in career hits (253), career walks (166) and reached base in 97 consecutive games. In 1998 he was a member of the U.S. National Team, scored a Miami school record 87 runs and had a .404 batting average. Bobby was privileged to be a part of the 1999 NCAA College World Series helping lead the Hurricanes to their third National Championship.
In 1999 the Chicago White Sox drafted Bobby in the second round. Bobby played for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League until he was drafted in the second round and signed by the Chicago Cubs in 2000. While playing with the Chicago Cubs, Bobby was named prospect of the year and made his major league debut in 2002. He remained with the Chicago Cubs organization until 2003 when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bobby played in the major leagues with the Pirates until 2006 when he was traded to the San Diego Padres.
During his 2006 season, while playing with AAA Portland (San Diego), he was selected to play for the Olympic Qualifying Team USA where he led the tournament in hitting with a .522 BA. He re-signed with the Chicago Cubs in 2007.
As a switch hitting infielder Bobby has a Major League career .262 BA, OBP of .343 and a .985 fielding percentage. Displaying his versatility playing second base, shortstop and third base, he achieved success at the Major league level as a starter; utility role player and a pinch hitter that was three hits shy of the Pirates single season pinch-hitting record. Bobby accumulated over seven years of professional baseball experience of which five years are at the major league level. In 2012, Bobby decided to retire from playing professional baseball. However, he will never truly leave “The Show”, continuing his career in a new capacity as head varsity baseball coach at Los Gatos High School in 2012, mentor to aspiring young athletes throughout the Northern California area. In January 2015 Bobby Hill was named Head Coach at Mission College.
Honors and Accomplishments
Freshman of the Year 1996 - University of Miami
First Team All American 1996-1999 - Baseball America
97 Consecutive Games Reached Base - University of Miami
Selected to Team USA in 1998
NCAA College World Series Championship 1999 - University of Miami
Set All-time Stolen Base Record - University of Miami
Golden Spikes Award Finalist -1999
Prospect of the Year 2001- Chicago Cubs
Selected to Minor League All-star Team 2002- AAA Iowa Cubs
Selected to Team USA in 2006 - Olympic Qualifying Team
2011 University of Miami Hall of Fame Inductee
2012 -14 Head Varsity Baseball Coach – Los Gatos High School
Spencer Maltbie – Baseball Assistant Coach
Spencer comes to Mission College after coaching the last three years at Los Gatos High School. Spencer graduated from Los Gatos High in 2005 prior to playing at De Anza College for two years as a first baseman - pitcher.
Interim Athletic Director
Title IX Coordinator