INSTRUCTOR: Jill McCormick
Head Men's & Women's Swim Coach, SRJC


About the Instructor

Jill McCormick enters her 16th season at the helm of SRJC’s Women’s and Men's Swim & Dive program.  Since arriving at Santa Rosa, McCormick has led the Bear Cubs to six California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) state team titles and eight conference titles.  In that time she has produced, 13 national champions, over 50 state and conference champions, over 100 All Americans, over 80 Academic All Americans, three CCCAA State Swimmers/Divers of the Year, six state records, 16 Conference Swimmers/Divers of the Year, over 110 All Conference athletes, 30 conference meet records, and 93 school records. She has also been CCCAA State Coach of the Year seven times. 

McCormick is a faculty member in the Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Department and has taught and coached at SRJC since the Fall of 2000. McCormick was also SRJC’s head women’s water polo coach for 14 years. Prior to taking over the men’s swim and dive program in 2001, McCormick was an English teacher at Piner High School, Santa Rosa, CA where she was also the head swim coach for six years.  She has been coaching swimming for over 25 years including positions with the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Piner and Florin High School, and the UC Davis women’s team.

McCormick graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Davis with a Bachelors Degree in English, with minors in Education and Kinesiology, as well as with a single-subject teaching credential.  She received her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Athletes and Academic Achievement from the University of California, Berkeley.  



Coaching Sports focuses on the components and characteristics of coaches and sport programs. Students will examine and develop coaching techniques, styles and philosophies pertaining to the planning, management and competition in sports.  This course is also aligned with American Sports Education Program (ASEP) and prepares students to take both the ASEP test and the CIF test, which are required by many youth coaching associations.


  • Principles of Coaching (philosophy, objectives, coaching style, character)
  • Principles of Behavior (communication, motivation, management)
  • Principles of Teaching (technical skills, tactical skills, planning)
  • Principles of Physical Training (basics, energy fitness, muscular fitness, nutrition)
  • Principles of Management (team, program, relationships, risk)


Successful Coaching - 4th Edition
by Rainer Martens (Feb 17,2012)

For more information


See KINES 55 in the Schedule of Classes

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