Joey Marinez enters his third year as head coach of his alma mater, Menlo College. He served as an assistant coach for four years prior to taking over the reigns of the men's wrestling program in the 2009-10 season. In two years under Martinez, two Oaks grapplers earned NAIA All-American recognition while an impressive five earned a spot on the NWCA/NAIA All-Academic Team.
Martinez was a standout athlete in his time at Menlo, becoming a two-time NAIA All-American and a two-time Menlo College Team MVP. Prior to Menlo, Martinez wrestled for Skyline Junior College, and was a two-time Junior College State Champion while going 61-0 to establish a new COA state record. He currently holds numerous records at both Skyline and Menlo College.
Martinez graduated from Menlo College in 2003 with a degree in Psychology. A native of Turlock, he resides in Redwood City, CA.
Jose Sanchez enters his first season as assistant coach as well as strength and conditioning coach of the Men's Wrestling program after a stellar career as an Oak. Sanchez wrestled for three years in Menlo blue, earning an NAIA All-American distinction with his fourth place finish at nationals. Prior to Menlo, Sanchez was a junior college national champion at Lasson College in Susanville, CA.
In addition to his responsibilities as assistant coach, Sanchez is a personal trainer at Pacific Shores Athletic Club in Redwood City. He graduated Menlo College in 2005 with a degree in Psychology. Sanchez currently resides in Redwood City.