Position: Head Coach (10th year)
Alma Mater: UC San Diego (2001)
Phone (760) 757-2121 ext. 6242
Coach Conahan has been a part of the MiraCosta Basketball family for seventeen years. First as a student-athlete, then as an assistant coach, and finally as a head coach and athletic director. Conahan captained teams both his freshman year (24-7) and his sophomore year (20-10). These teams were coached by Clete Adelman and finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Pacific Coast Conference. During his freshman year in 1998 the Spartans were one game away from competing in the Final 8 of the state tournament.
After his time at MiraCosta, Conahan transferred to UCSD where he played for the Tritons before beginning his coaching career. At UCSD, Coach Conahan graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature. He later continued his education at Azusa Pacific University, earning his Masters of Science in Physical Education.
As an assistant, Conahan worked under Coach Adelman for five years before taking over the reins in 2005. In 2010 the Spartans finished 2nd in the Pacific Coast Conference and earned a state playoff bid. In 2013 Conahan guided the Spartans to a conference championship with a 10-2 record in Pacific Coast Conference competition. Five Spartan student-athletes off this team received all-conference honors. In his fourteen years coaching Coach Conahan has assisted 47 student-athletes in moving on to the next level as a student-athlete. Coach Conahan works diligently to maintain a program that teaches the student-athletes how to strive for excellence on the court as well as in the classroom and in our local community.
Coach Conahan is married to Rebecca Conahan and has two young boys, Patrick (3) and Quinlan (1).
Position: Assistant Coach (4th Year)
Anthony Taylor, a lifelong athlete, is currently an assistant coach at Mira Costa College and International Scout for Oversees Basketball. He played his high school basketball locally at El Camino High School for the legendary San Diego Hall of Fame coach Ray Johnson.
Anthony was a full scholarship athlete at Geneva College in Pittsburg, PA. He is a former Professional Basketball Player in Argentina. He coached Professional Basketball in the German Pro League for four years. In 1998/1999, he won the 2Bundeliga Championship in Germany.
At the collegiate level, he has coached at California Baptist University and Pacific Christian College which is now Hope International University. Anthony has been a member of the NCAA coaching association for over 13 years.
Position: Assistant Coach (2nd Year)
After playing at MiraCosta College and earning all-state recognition, Chris Raybon transferred to continue his career at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. After his senior year he was an NAIA all-american. Coach Raybon returns to MiraCosta to begin his coaching career with the goal of being a head coach at some point in the future.