Head Tennis Coach Frank
Gutierrez has been coaching the Knight’s tennis team for over 30 years now! It’s been a great journey through the years. Prior to coaching at Shasta College, Coach
Gutierrez was the teaching pro at the local tennis club in Redding, Sun Oaks,
for 16 years as well as part owner for a period of time. Many of the young players he taught during
those years at the club ended up competing at Shasta College. Most notable were Todd Stanley and Chris
Gerety. Todd, a Shasta High graduate,
was the 1985 California State Singles Jr. College Champion while competing for
Shasta College. During that era, Todd
and Chris Gerety (an Enterprise grad) formed one of the top doubles teams in
the state while competing for the Knights.
Under his direction, the junior program at the tennis club was one of
the most active and successful programs in northern California and, since, here
have been numerous athletes that have qualified for the State Championships while
playing for Coach Gutierrez at Shasta College.
Coach Gutierrez is
extremely proud of his daughter, Elena, and son, Gabriel, who are both
excelling in their academics and careers.
Gabe is attending UC Berkeley while Elena has completed a Doctorate in
Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Ed Molthop- Assistant Coach
New assistant coach for the tennis team at Shasta College,
Ed Molthop, is no stranger to the courts!
He has been actively involved in community and competitive tennis ever
since his dad got him out on the courts at the age of 13!
years of 4A CIF Varsity tennis in high school, he received a partial scholarship
to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he played team tennis and received his BS in
Economics and Finance. His coaching
experience includes running the tennis program through the Department of Parks
and Recreation for several years in Orange County while offering private
lessons to the public. He also spent a
year as head coach at Central Valley High School shortly after moving to
Redding. Competitively, Ed has had an
active involvement with the local Redding tennis club, Sun Oaks, for the last
10 years and enjoys traveling to play tournaments during the summer season. His years of competitive tennis were rewarded
with a men’s 4.0 USTA National Championship in 2007.
Molthop is very excited to be part of the program at Shasta College, as he
enjoys teaching the fundamentals of tennis as well as inspiring a competitive
spirit. He’s lived in Redding for 14 years and was recently wed to wife, Elizabeth,
who he met on the court!