Office: Gym 330
Jerry Tivey is a Nationally Board Certified teacher of English at Cajon High School. Jerry has coached for twenty nine years, with twenty three of those years as the head softball coach at Cajon High School. Also at Cajon High School he served seven years as the assistant boys’ basketball coach, and five as the head basketball coach. He also coached two years of basketball at Clement Middle School in Redlands CA, and three at Eisenhower High School as the assistant coach.
Jerry Tivey has received over five hundred wins as a varsity head coach, with four hundred and forty seven of those wins being in softball (second most in Inland Empire history -behind JoAnn Byrd of Corona- and the most in San Bernardino County). He has received one hundred and one wins as a boys’ varsity basketball coach with three league championships in five seasons, and has gone third round of CIF three different times in basketball.
Prior to coaching softball at SBVC, Tivey transformed the Cajon High School softball team into the San Bernardino County powerhouse, with thirteen league titles. They came in first or second in league eighteen of twenty one seasons and came in third the other three. They ranked number-one in CIF in eight different seasons and went to final four in CIF in five different occasions. Tivey brought them to reach the championship game twice (runner-up in 1995, CIF champs in 2006). They were also nationally- ranked top twenty in three different seasons.
Head coach Tivey has sent dozens of athletes onto college scholarships. Two of these students reached the NCAA championship softball game. His coaching philosophy: take a disciplined, business-like approach to performing your task(s) and you will be successful more often than not. Bring enthusiasm to every endeavor. Always think long-term: long-term goals require patience, perseverance and passion. I believe that every member of a team can contribute to the success of that team - not just during practices, but also during games. And, my long-term goal for my athletes is to continue doing what I've always done: prepare them for four-year universities and help them realize their dreams of playing at them.”