The San Jose City College Men's Basketball program focuses on developing outstanding young men, high-performing students, and skilled basketball players. With a rich history of tradition and success, the SJCC Men's Basketball program strives for development on and off the court, with an emphasis on a high graduation rate. We prepare our student-athletes for the next level and for future life experiences.Please contact Head Basketball Coach, Percy Carr by sending an email to Percy.Carr@sjcc.edu or call the office phone at (408) 288-3739.
Percy Carr is entering his 41st year as Head Basketball Coach for the Jaguars. With over 800 career wins Coach Carr holds the record for the most wins in California community college history. In Coach Carr’s tenure, the Jaguars have gone to the playoffs 33 of 37 years. He has guided 8 different Jaguar teams to the State Championships, claimed 12 Conference Championships, and has produced 17 first team all-state players. In 1989, Coach Carr was honored as Santa Clara County Coach of the Year. In 1994, Percy was honored as the Sacramento Kings Northern California Coach of the Year. In March 1998, he was inducted to the California Community College Basketball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame and was ranked 6th junior college coach in the USA by Basketball Times in, August 1998. In September 2000, Coach Carr was honored by the 100 Black Men of the Silicon Valley Organization as the Educator of the Year. Percy Carr has been involved in coaching California basketball for more than 40 years. After graduating from Fresno State with bachelor and master degrees in Physical Education, Coach Carr began his teaching and coaching career at his alma mater Tulare High School. He soon moved to Edison High School where as head coach his teams compiled an 88-22 record including 3 championships. Because of Edison’s great success and Coach Carr’s commitment to the community, Percy Carr was honored as Fresno Coach of the Year. After his years at Edison, Coach Carr accepted a position at Stanford. The Cardinal defeated both USC and eventual NCAA champion UCLA on the same weekend; a feat not accomplished in more than ten years by any Pac-10 team. With his success at Stanford and Edison High School, Coach Carr accepted the head basketball coaching position at San Jose City College. With over 800 wins and 24 winning seasons (including 32 wins in 1996-97 & 2000-01, 31 wins in 1997-98, and 30 wins in 1993-94), Coach Carr is one of the most respected coaches in the country. His record for wins is notable, but his dedication to the students and to the college is equally outstanding. Coach Carr is the architect of the Creative Athlete Retention Response (CARR) program offered at San Jose City College which offers athletic/academic advising to San Jose City College’s athletes. The program is the only one of its kind for athletes involved insports at community colleges in California.
With more than 15 years of experience as a Basketball Coach, Kevin Blunt is adept in team strategy development, player coaching and recruitment. As a 1996 graduate of Pacific High School in San Bernardino, California, Coach Blunt was a standout basketball player earning All-League Honors in 1994, 1995 and 1996. Coach Blunt then played two years at Long Beach City College. While at Long Beach City College, Coach Blunt was a two-time All-Conference selection, leading his team to a 33-3 record and a state semifinal appearance in the 1999 California Community College Tournament. Coach Blunt also lead the team in field goal shooting at 58.7%, and was second on his team in scoring and rebounding with 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Coach Blunt received a scholarship to play basketball at San Jose State University (1999), before ultimately transferring and completing his collegiate playing career at California State University, Dominguez Hills.
After his collegiate experience Blunt committed and played professional ball in Europe playing in both France and Azerbaijan. In 2004, Coach Blunt returned to San Jose State University as an Assistant Coach for head women's coach Janice Richard. Coach Blunt's responsibility for the Lady Spartans was working primarily with the post players. In 2006, Coach Blunt took over as Head coach for the Gunderson Varsity Boys Basketball Team. From day one, Coach Blunt instituted an up-tempo and aggressive style of play that resulted in an exciting, high scoring brand of basketball, making the Grizzlies a force to be reckoned with in the West Valley League. Coach Blunt guided the Grizzlies to Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff appearances in all three seasons he coached. While at Gunderson, Coach Blunt earned many accolades including a league championship in 2009, and a West Valley League Coach of the Year award also in 2009.
Coach Blunt obtained an Associate of Arts Degree in Physical Education in 1999 (Long Beach City College) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from San Jose State University in 2016.
Coach Joe Mentillo joins the Jaguar staff under long time coach Percy Carr to begin his first year on the Jaguar bench. Mentillo has long standing ties to the San Jose community as both a player and a coach. Mentillo attended Mt. View High School where he lettered for coach ( Blazquez), before attending Foothill college where played for coach (Jerry Cole and Eric Vollmers)
Mentillo began his coaching career as an assistant coach at De Anza College (1992-1995), Hartnell College (1995-1999) under Coach Frank Carbajal and Bethany College (1999-2002?) under coach (Gary Greeno). Mentillo eventually transition to Lincoln High School taking over the head coach role (2002-2012). While at Lincoln Mentillo's teams won two Blossom Valley League titles (2002 and 2010), while also earning coach of the year award in 2004 and 2010. Coach Mentillo's resume includes also an intern stint at Stanford university under former Cardinal coach (Mike Montgomery).
Mentillo is currently a staff member at Harker Academy in San Jose, CA.
2016 - 2017 Roster
Head Basketball Coach