Position: Head Coach (8th year)
Alma Mater: UC San Diego (2001)
Phone (760) 757-2121 ext. 6242
Coach Conahan has been a part of the MiraCosta Basketball family for fifteen years. First as a student-athlete, Conahan captained teams both his freshman year (24-7) and his sophomore year (20-10). These teams were coached by Coach Clete Adelman and finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the Pacific Coast Conference. In his freshman year in 1998 the Spartans were one game away from competing in the Final 8 of the state tournament.
After his time at MiraCosta, Conahan transferred to UCSD where he played for the Tritons before beginning his coaching career. At UCSD, Coach Conahan graduated with a BA in English Literature. He later continued his education at Azusa Pacific University, earning his Masters of Science in Physical Education.
In 2013 Conahan guided the Spartans to a conference championship with a 10-2 record in Pacific Coast Conference competition. Five Spartan student-athletes off this team received all-conference honors.
As an assistant, Conahan worked under Coach Adelman for five years before taking over the reins in 2005. In 2010 the Spartans finished 2nd in the Pacific Coast Conference and earned a state playoff bid. Coach Conahan works diligently to maintain a program that teaches the student-athletes how to strive for excellence on the court as well as in the classroom and in their communities.
Position: Assistant Coach (2nd Year)
Anthony Taylor, a lifelong athlete, is currently an assistant coach at Mira Costa College and International Scout for Oversees Basketball. He played his high school basketball locally at El Camino High School for the legendary San Diego Hall of Fame coach Ray Johnson.
Anthony was a full scholarship athlete at Geneva College in Pittsburg, PA. He is a former Professional Basketball Player in Argentina. He coached Professional Basketball in the German Pro League for four years. In 1998/1999, he won the 2Bundeliga Championship in Germany.
At the collegiate level, he has coached at California Baptist University and Pacific Christian College which is now Hope International University. Anthony has been a member of the NCAA coaching association for over 13 years.
Position: Assistant Coach (1st Year)