Veteran Coach Michael Fenison returns back home to Mt.SAC as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach. Fenison was part of the program over thirty years ago as an assistant coach under Ralph Osterkamp. During his tenure here, he founded the Mt. SAC Athletics Hall of Fame.
Prior to returning, he served six seasons as an assistant coach with the College of the Canyons (COC) Men’s Basketball Program.
Prior to COC he spent 12 seasons at El Camino College, serving as men’s head coach, assistant coach and athletics director. As head coach, Fenison demonstrated his coaching acumen by improving the Warriors from a record of 3-28, during his rookie head coaching campaign (2004), to a record mark of 20-11 and an appearance in the CCCAA regional playoffs in 2008. The 20-win season was the first for El Camino Men’s Basketball since 1990.
After one season at the helm, Fenison stepped in as El Camino’s Interim Athletics Director, where he provided administrative oversight of the college’s 21 men's and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs and all associated support staff.
During his time as athletics director, Fenison implemented an Academic Athletes Achievement program designed to improve student-athlete retention and matriculation rates.
Fenison is a Respiratory Therapist who has worked at Centinela Medical Center in Inglewood for over 20 years. As a respiratory therapist, his work has ranged from administering breathing treatments, drawing arterial blood gases, managing life support ventilators and managing other therapists.
Fenison has also held assistant coach positions at a number of other four and two year academic institutions including Loyola Marymount University, CSU Los Angeles and UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly Pomona, Azusa Pacific and Chaffey College.
Fenison has also served as an executive board member on several organizations including the California Community Colleges Men’s Basketball Coaches Association, the El Camino College Faculty Federation and National Union of Healthcare Workers. He is a former executive board member of the SEIU-UHW and a current member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.