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Jon Surface enters his fifth season as head coach of the Menlo College Men's Basketball Team in 2014-15. The Stanton, Calif. native made a huge splash in his first season at the helm back in 2010-11, leading the Oaks to their first California Pacific Conference title in nearly a decade and only third in the program's history. The remarkable season netted Surface with the Cal Pac Coach of the Year Award.
In four seasons as head coach, Surface has compiled over 40 wins with a 25-20 mark in California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) play. In 2012-13, Surface led the Oaks to the Cal Pac Tournament Championship Game where they fell just one possession short of earning a berth to the NAIA National Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons. Under his direction, eight Oaks have been recognized on the All-Cal Pac First Team, including three Cal Pac Players of the Year, one Defender of the Year, and one Newcomer of the Year.
Surface was promoted to head coach of the men's basketball program in May 2010 after serving as the assistant coach for the past four seasons, as well as the Oaks assistant athletic trainer for the past six. He inherited a team that went 12-16 during the 2009-10 season that lost in the California Pacific Conference Tournament Championship Game.
Prior to arriving at Menlo, Surface spent time as an athletic trainer with the San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University, and Davis High School. During his time as assistant coach he was instrumental in the development of Menlo's post players.
Surface graduated from UC Davis in 1998 after helping the Aggies men's basketball team win the NCAA Div. II National Championship. He later coached under UC Davis teammate Brandon Laird at Menlo, who held the position after another Aggies teammate, Kevin Nosek, led the Oaks.
He currently resides in nearby Palo Alto.