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Modesto Junior College

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Mary Shea:

Coach Shea enters into her twelfth year with the Pirates, coming off of another successful season.  Last year, the women’s team finished first in the Big 8 Cross Country as well as The Big 8 Track and Field Conference Championships. In 2011, the women were third in Northern California and 12th in the state.  In track and field, Rebecca Rodrigues was named “Big 8 Track and Field Conference MVP” in the running events. The women finished fourth in Northern California and qualified seven women to the state meet. Over the past seven years, The MJC Women’s Team boasts numerous conference champions, while Coach Shea has guided ten Nor-Cal Individual Champions. Additionally, Coach Shea's student-athletes continue to show great academic success and transfer to four-year colleges.  In 2010, Coach Shea was honored by her peers as a USA Track and Field head cross country coach for the World Championships in Poland.  In 2008, Coach Shea was named assistant coach for the IAAF World Indoor Championships which were held in Valencia, Spain. Coach Shea brings her world experience to her MJC student-athletes. In 2002, Shea coached Delfino Arevalo to the state championship in the 10,000m. Delfino’s time of 30:39 was the fastest in fifteen years at the state meet.

Before MJC, while at UNLV, Shea coached two athletes to the NCAA cross country championships as well as guiding her student-athletes to school records in the distance events from the 3,000 to the 10,000 meters. Altogether she coached three individual national qualifiers in track and cross country. In addition, Shea was recruiting coordinator and helped bring in one of the largest recruiting classes in UNLV recent history. One of her athletes, Katie Barto, was named Nevada’s NCAA Woman of the Year. 

Before her successful four-year coaching career at UNLV, Shea served as Assistant Track and Field Coach at The University of Nevada, Reno (1994-97). While at Nevada, Shea coached a Big West Champion in cross country, two out of the three years at Nevada, Reno. Her athletes broke numerous school records and she developed Angie Fortner-Bestwick who was an NCAA Division I qualifier in cross country and served as the Head Cross Country Coach at UNLV. 

Prior to Nevada, Shea served as head coach for The University of Toledo. While at Toledo, Shea’s first collegiate coaching job after graduate school, her athletes broke numerous indoor and outdoor school records as well as winning an indoor MAC title in the 1,000 meters. 

As student-athlete at Michigan State University, a former standout distance runner herself, Coach Shea was the 1987 Big Ten Champion in the 10,000m as well as a two-time All-American and a 1988 Olympic Trials qualifier in that event. In 1987, she earned a spot in the Olympic Festival, representing “USA North.”

In 2001, Shea was honored by her peers and was named Head Women’s Junior Coach of the U.S. team that competed in Belgium at The World Cross Country Championships. She is a certified instructor of Level I schools, and level I & II certified. In 1988, Shea earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State and a master’s degree in Physical Education from Eastern Michigan in 1992. 

Head Coach: Mary Shea
Phone: (209)575-6219
Fax: (209)575-6145





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Mary Shea
Head Coach
Email: sheam
Phone: 209-575-6219


Track is on East Campus
Across the street from baseball field
Along Tully Road