Hisey applies to Salpointe
Jason Hisey, a current
Pima College assistant and former Catalina Foothills coach,
confirmed Monday that he has applied at
Salpointe. "I think it is one of the best jobs, if not the best job, in
Tucson," said Hisey, who led Foothills to the 4A
state championship game three times from 1995 to 2005. "
at Foothills "The man many of the team's players and parents want
for the job is Jason Hisey, the one who started
Foothills' dynasty and resigned in July 2005 to take an assistant
coaching position at Pima College.
Hisey, who coached the USA Junior national team
to a silver medal in September, guided the Falcons to the Class 4A state
championship game three times and won 256 games in 11 years.
He submitted an application to be rehired after
Northam left but did not meet all the school district's requirements.
"From what I was told, one of the requirements I really fell short on
was that they were looking for an on-campus coach," said
Hisey, who works in commercial real estate."
charge "Jason Hisey three times coached Catalina
Foothills to the 4A state championship baseball game.
He left his job last year and now is the
pitching coach at Pima College. It did not take
Hisey long to take over another program,
however. He will be the head coach of
USA Baseball's junior national team, one that
will play for the world championships Sept. 17-26 in Cuba.
He will first spend a week coaching an
exhibition tour in Georgia. "We lost to Cuba 2-1 last year in the gold
medal game, so it'll be especially tough on their turf,"
Hisey said. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime gig.
It's exciting." Hisey, who works in commercial
real estate, plans to return to the PCC staff in
2004 Coach of the Year - Tuscon Citizen
Catalina Foothills High School Head Coach
Drafted - Selected by Chicago White Sox in 33rd Round (857th overall) of
1990 amateur entry draft (June-Reg) ... Selected by St. Louis Cardinals
in 20th Round (520th overall) of 1991 amateur entry draft (June-Reg)