Aliso Warriors Staff
Keith Barnett - Director
Coach Barnett is the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Aliso Niguel, and has been for the past 14 seasons. He was the Head Coach of the program's only CIF championship team in 2005. He attended the University of Santa Barbara where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History. He has taught United States Government at Aliso Niguel High School for 16 years. He is married to his wife Laura. They have six children, four daughters (Isabel (16), Victoria (15), Anna (13), Lexi (11)) and two sons (Luke (10), and Brandon (7)).
Jonah Ganz - Director/Coach
Coach Jonah was a 4-year player in the Aliso Niguel High School basketball program under Coach Barnett, beginning on the Freshman “A” team, then JV as a sophomore, and varsity for his junior and senior years. During his junior season, he was a member of the 26-4, and CIF semi-finalist team, which he says was his greatest high school experience. As a senior (2012) he was awarded “First Team all-Sea View League” honors, as well as the recipient of the “Wolverine of the Year” award. He went on to play college basketball at Orange Coast College from 2012-2014, playing as a starter his sophomore season. He later joined the Orange Coast College coaching staff for the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach. He is pursuing a degree in history from California State University, Fullerton. It was always a dream of Coach Jonah’s to come back and coach at Aliso Niguel, and that dream came true when he was hired as the Freshman Coach for the 2015-16 season, going on to win a league championship. It was April of 2016 when he started Aliso Warriors with the help of Coach Barnett. He is currently the Junior Varsity Head Coach, and his first season (2016-17) ended with a 22-4 record and league championship. He is very excited for the future of Aliso Warriors and the high school program.
Harry Meussner - Coach
Coach Harry was a 4-year player in the Aliso Niguel High School basketball program under Coach Barnett, graduating in 2008, and has coached 3 seasons at Aliso Niguel. He is currently a history teacher at Venado Middle School in Irvine, also a coach on the sophomore team for the 2016-17 season. He looks forward to helping and developing young basketball players who plan to play at the high school level.
Montana Garcia - Coach
Coach Montana was a 4-year player in the Aliso Niguel High School basketball program under Coach Barnett, playing JV as a freshman and varsity for his last 3 years. He was named “Best Defensive Player” his junior and senior years, as well as “All-South Coast League” honors his senior year. He was an assistant coach for Coach Jonah on the Freshman team, and is currently the assistant coach of the Junior Varsity team. He is attending Saddleback College and plans to transfer to a 4-year University.