Matt enters his 8th year of coaching at Foothill and has produced
two All-Americans and eleven All-Conference players in his 7 year tender.
Previous to Foothill he coached at Northern Arizona University.
Matt was a member of the 2000 and 2001 Owl football teams before he transferred to Northern Arizona, where he was a two time first team big sky selection at center. An Academic All-American both years he earned All-American honors on the football field his senior year.
After completing his bachelor degree in Sociology he went on to play for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. He then returned to coach at Northern Arizona and received his Masters in Education, and holds a Masters of Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific. Matt is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with multiple school division one experience.
Matt currently is married to Tracy Raivio and resides in Palo Alto.
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Swartz joined Foothill in 2014 as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback Coach. He brings 16 years of coaching experience including 8 years at the NCAA Division I level and National Football League. Previous coaching stops include the San Francisco 49ers, Oregon State, San Jose State, Northern Arizona, West Valley College, McNair High School, El Dorado High School, Foothill High School, and Oak Grove High School.
With the San Francisco 49ers Swartz worked under Head Coach Dennis Erickson as the Offensive Quality Control Coach working with the Quarterbacks. He also coached on the 2000 Pac 10 Champion Oregon State team that finished 11-1, #4 Nationally, and beat Notre Dame 41-9 in the Fiesta Bowl. At Northern Arizona in 2003 he helped the Lumberjacks to the best season in school history, an upset of #1 McNeese State 35-3 in the playoffs, and a Big Sky Championship. As a high school Head Coach Swartz was named the Stockton Record Area Coach of the Year and TCAL Coach of the year after turning a team that was 0-19 all time into big school CIF playoff team in 2008.
As a college Quarterback he received a scholarship to play for Big Sky team Cal State Northridge after a record setting freshman season at De Anza College. In 1995 he broke the California Single Game Completion Record at the time with 41 against Cabrillo College. Swartz played one season and was named De Anza Team MVP, Team Captain, and left with the single season yardage record at the time. Swartz played Quarterback at Oak Grove and Leland High Schools in San Jose and Centennial High School in Champaign, Illinois. He holds masters degrees from Oregon State and the University of Phoenix, as well a bachelors degree from San Jose State.
Swartz has two daughters and lives in San Jose.
Offensive Line Coach
Adam Herald joined the Foothill staff in Spring of 2014 as the Offensive Line Coach. He has 6 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels.
Herald played for the Foothill Owls as an offensive lineman in 2004 and 2005. He helped lead the team to two Silicon Valley Bowl Championships, received All Conference accolades and paved the way for two All-American Running Backs. After Foothill, he received a football scholarship from Hampton University where he helped the team to a MEAC Conference championship and earned a Bachelor's in Psychology.
After he finished playing, he coached at his Alma Mater, Elk Grove High school as an Offensive and Defensive Line Coach. From there, he took the position of Offensive Graduate Assistant at CSU Sacramento. Continued his coaching role as An Academic Coach for CSU Sacramento Athletics and while working on a Teaching Credential. Adam spent the last two years coaching offensive and defensive line at the high school level.
Herald currently teaches at Homestead High School in Cupertino.
Wide Receivers Coach
A Gunn High School graduate Kenny is in his second year of coaching the wide outs at Foothill. Previous to Foothill he worked with both Palo Alto High School and Saratoga High School.
As a player Kenny signed with University of Hawaii out of high school. He then transferred to Foothill where he was an All-American and Bowl game MVP for the Owls in 2002. After Foothill he went on to Utah State University where he excelled at wide receiver. His Colligate career lead to four NFL training camps with the 49ers, Raiders, Jets, and the Chiefs.
Kenny resides in Sunnyvale with his two daughters.
Defensive Line Coach
Tight Ends Coach
Running Backs Coach
Head Athletic Trainer
B.S. 1996,M.S. 2002--Cal State Hayward - Kinesiology, Certified Athletic Trainer (National Trainers, Association, 1996), Trainer for Liberty High School, Solano J.C., Cal Berkeley, pro baseball--Solano Steelheads. Hobbies: golf.
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Michelle Schukraft, ATC
Michelle begins her 4th season at Foothill College as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Foothill College. She was raised in Durham, CA but came to San Jose to earn her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from San Jose State University.
Prior to joining the Foothill Sports Medicine Staff, Michelle worked as a Head Athletic Trainer at Evergreen Valley High School for two years and has been the Head Athletic Trainer for the San Jose Stealth the professional lacrosse team in the Bay Area for the past four years.
Tyler "Stats" Jamieson joined the owls in the fall of 2002 and is a graduate of Burlingame High School. He also does the stats for Burlingame High School varsity basketball and baseball and works in the guest services department for the 2010 world champion SF giants. Hobbies include crocheting and cooking, specialties include complex desserts. He is currently single and resides in San Mateo.