Percy Carr is entering his 38th 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, Percy 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 JC coach in the USA by Basketball Times, August 1998. And 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. Coach Carr 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 Twenty Four 20+ win 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. Coach Carr’s 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 in sports at community colleges in California.
Sean MacKay enters his first season on the staff at San Jose City College. Currently living in Oakland, California, Coach MacKay brings a rich history of tradition and success in the coaching ranks to the Jaguars. Having coached competitively for over 14 years, Coach MacKay has had multiple teams and coaching achievements. While at the helm of San Leandro High School (2008-2013), the Pirates were ranked in the Top-50 in the USA, ranked Top-20 twice in the state of California, and were a CIF California State Quarter-Finalist. Sean was also named the HAAL Coach of the Year in 2008 and the Nor Cal Preps Coach of the Year in 2013.
Coach MacKay has had a plethora of players move on to play at Division 1 Schools, including: Hawaii, Riverside, Oregon State, Portland State, New Mexico, Centenary, Chicago-Illinois, Nevada-Reno, Boise State, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Jared Cunningham, a former San Leandro Pirate and player under Coach MacKay, has played in the NBA for the Atlanta Hawks. Sean graduated in 1995 from Saint Francis High School. After completing his AA at DeAnza in 1996, he moved on to the University of San Francisco where he completed his BS/BA in 2000.
Dallas Jensen enters his second full-time season on staff at San Jose City College. A former Jaguar player, Coach Jensen has previously been involved in the AAU and personal training ranks, having worked with players who have played at the 4-year and professional level. Dallas is also the co-founder of “Jensen Basketball Academy: The Elite Shooting School”. A California state runner-up in the 2001 CCCAA Men’s Basketball State Tournament, Coach Jensen left SJCC and moved on to play at Brigham Young University-Hawaii where he participated in the NCAA Division 2 Tournament and ranked nationally in three point field goals and three point field goal percentage.
Dallas graduated from San Jose City College in 2001 where he completed his AA. Upon graduating from SJCC, Coach Jensen went to, and graduated from, BYU-Hawaii. Here, Coach Jensen received his BS in Psychology (2006). Coach Jensen is positioned to receive his Master’s of Science in Recreation and Athletic Administration with a concentration in Athletic Administration and Coaching from Western Kentucky University in the Spring of 2014. The oldest of five siblings, Dallas served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Leon Mexico.
Lynn Washington, a former Jaguar joins the SJCC staff for his first year in the collegiate coaching ranks. A local resident of San Jose, CA,
Coach Washington brings a passion and understanding of the game that matches his experience on the court, where he played high level Division 1 and overseas basketball. Upon returning from playing professionally overseas, Lynn has also started his own AAU team, the South Bay Mix, where he is the founder and current Head Coach. After leaving San Jose City College, where he was an all-state selection, Lynn went on to play at Indiana University under legendary coach, Bobby Knight. Upon graduation, Coach Washington pursued a career in Asia and Europe from 2000-2012. Several distinguished awards were brought about over the course of his overseas career: 2-time JBL Champion, 2-time 1st Team All-Finnish League Selection, 3-time BJ League Champion, 5-time 1st Team All-League, 3-time Import Player of the Year, 2-time League MVP BJ, 2-time BJ League All-Star Game MVP, and voted Best Player of All-Time in the BJ League by the Japan Times.
Lynn graduated and earned a BA in General Studies before moving on to receive his MBA in Global Management.