José Molina Negron, Head Men's Basketball Coach
José Alberto Molina Negron was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Coach Molina started his career in 2006 as Coach in the AAU circuit down in the island working with boys and girls teams. From 2008 to 2011, Molina was assistant coach and interim head coach for the Morovis Montañeras, a Puerto Rico women’s professional team which participated in the Final Four in every season, achieving three BSNF Final appearances and a 2009 championship. Coach Molina’s record as interim head coach that year was 10-1, earning him the honor of being named head coach in the All-Star game. From 2011 to 2015, he was head women's basketball coach at the University of Puerto Rico (Arecibo Campus), improving the ranking of the program from 18th to 9th in the Puerto Rico College League. In August 2015, Coach Molina became the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for women's basketball at Redlands, achieving two Region II Tournament semifinals and a 40-20 record during his tenure under Head Coach Jay Niehues. In September 2017, he was named interim head coach for the men’s basketball program at Redlands. In his first season, the team finished with a 14-17 record and made it to the Region II tournament by winning a playoff game at home. During the season, two players earned Player of the Week honors, and one player was selected First Team All Region II. Coach Molina is a 2012 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico (Bayamon Campus) with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and received a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University at Irvine, Calif. in 2014.
DeWitte Mandley, Men's Assistant Coach
DeWitte Mandley became an assistant coach for the men's basketball program at Redlands in January 2018 after serving as the head coach for the U.S. Marine Corps women’s basketball team for eight years. He also acted as the recruiting coordinator and director of Basketball Operations. While coaching the women’s team, he also assisted with the U.S. Marine Corps men’s basketball team. As an assistant, he was responsible for recruiting and skill and player development. After two years of assisting with the men’s team, Mandley was named head coach. For the next five seasons, he was able to help multiple Marine Corps players earn selection to the All-Marine team and compete at an international level. Under the direction and coaching of Mandley, several players were offered athletic scholarships from colleges and universities. When Copper Mountain Community College (Calif.) began its basketball program in 2017, he volunteered as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs. He also assisted with player development, scouting and film breakdown. Prior to coaching in the Marine Corps, Mandley was also a military athlete who excelled on the court as a starting point guard all four years of his active duty service. He was also selected to play on the All-Marine team for two years, competing against top athletes across the entire Armed Forces. Mandley received a Bachelor's of Science in Sports Recreation and Administration from North Carolina A & T State University, where he began his college playing career as a student/manager before filling a walk-on position during his senior year.