Contra Costa Christian Schools is committed to quality coaching from a Christian perspective that grounds athletes in strong fundamentals of their respective sports while emphasizing integrity and sportsmanship. The primary aim of the Athletic Program at Contra Costa Christian High School is the spiritual and social development of the student athlete. Through participation in athletics we hope to develop in our student-athletes positive qualities of responsibility, cooperation, respect, commitment, leadership and discipline.
Contra Costa Christian High School competes regularly with Division 5 and Division 6 schools of comparable size. CCCS fields competitive teams with these other schools, in part due to the high quality of Christian coaches on staff. With only one team selected in each league, CCCS was awarded the Bay Counties League Sportsmanship Award in the 2008-09 and 2012-13 school years. The girls varsity basketball team won the 2015-16 BCL League Championship.
In the last few years, we have seen the following teams successfully attain playoff berths in NCS:
With a great sense of school pride and a strong commitment by the athletic staff, it makes it a great time to be a part of Contra Costa Christian Athletics!
FROM OUR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS DIRECTOR:
Michael Galvan has been a part of the East Bay for over 20 years serving the community spiritually and athletically. Michael has worked in competitive sports locally in the Tri-Valley area and in the east bay at the high school level.
Galvan is committed to helping young people take their next step with God and grow as future leaders. He believes that participating in athletics is an important component to the student experience and it promotes good character, teamwork, self-discipline, and spiritual development. Michael looks forward merging athletic life and faith more closely for CCCHS athletes.
Coach Shawn is our Varsity Girls Basketball Coach ad PE Teacher!
My name is Shawn Smith and I am very excited to be the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Contra Costa County Christian Schools. Before I was a coach, I received a Basketball Scholarship at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I was coached by the great Dan D’Antoni and Chris Duhon. I played two seasons for Marshall University when a tragic shoulder injury & enlarged heart muscle ended my dreams for the Pros. Although my heart was broken, I found a new way to love the sport. God guided me to coach and mentor students that had the same dream as myself: a scholarship and hopefully to the pros.
My coaching journey began at Vacaville Christian schools where I was blessed with the opportunity to coach Junior Varsity boys basketball. I then decided to come a little closer to home and became a Dedicated Substitute and Paraprofessional for SPED students and coached Junior Varsity Boys at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon. I was then given the opportunity to coach the Varsity girls team at the same high school and my dream of being a varsity coach was accomplished, but my teaching career was not. God heard my prayers and that's where I was shown the path to Contra Costa Christian Schools. I am not only the Varsity girls basketball coach but also the P.E teacher. I am beyond excited and grateful for this opportunity to teach and coach at such an amazing school that also represents who I am physically, mentally and spiritually. I can not wait for this season to begin! GO COUGARS!
Greggmar Orial Swift is our varsity cross country coach! He is a sprint hurdler from Barbados! Greggmar attended Indiana State University, where he studied Insurance & Risk Management and was a Five-time All-American in the 60-meter and 110-meter hurdles. He competed in the 110 metres hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He qualified for the 2015 Pan-Am Games with his gold medal win at the Universiade. Greggmar went on to complete a Masters degree in biomechanics and athletic coaching education at Ball State University before moving to the Bay Area in 2019.
Meet Mandy Davis, our high school women's soccer coach! Mandy grew up in the East Bay Area and played soccer for Mustang Soccer Club for 12 years. She continued her soccer career and education at Pepperdine University where she graduated with her MBA in Finance. Coach Mandy brings years of experience in coaching youth soccer, and is very passionate about strategy, teamwork, and continued learning. Mandy is happy to join the CCCS team and looks forward to contribute to the growth of the athletics program by infusing a faith-based perspective and culture.
"Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." (Hebrews 12:1)
Coach Wendy Padmos loves the sport of volleyball and hopes to pass that love on to her players. She enjoys coaching every age group from the littles at camps or first time players to her 18’s team at Bay Area Volleyball Club. She has coached various age groups as well as played herself for the last 25 years. She played collegiately at Calvin College and continues to enjoy learning new things about the game and how to train effectively for individual and team success. Under Coach Padmos' leadership the Cougars have enjoyed league playoff and NCS berths. Contra Costa Christian High School plays volleyball as part of the Bay Counties League, a division of the Bay Area Conference.
Jamil Perdiguerra has coached the boys varsity basketball team for the last seven seasons. He also has experience coaching at the CYO and AAU High School level. Coach Perdiguerra emphasizes that student-athletes should strive for excellence, both in the classroom and on the court. His primary goal is to assist student-athletes on their path to success, by teaching them valuable life skills through the instrument of basketball. Perdiguerra stresses that the student comes before the athlete. His purpose is to teach the value of hard work, commitment, and leadership, so that student-athletes are equipped with the requisite skills to achieve success in life. He strives for constant improvement and focusing on the fundamentals. More importantly, he teaches the value of each play, possession, and game as an opportunity for promoting growth and instilling confidence within his players. The basketball program focuses on the importance of dignity, respect for others, and giving back to the community.
CCCS is a member of the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and competes in the Bay Counties League of the Bay Area Conference.