José Alberto Molina Negron was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Coach Molina started his career in 2006 as Coach in the AAU circuit down in the island working with boys and girls teams. From 2008 to 2011, Molina was assistant coach and interim head coach for the Morovis Montañeras, a Puerto Rico women’s professional team which participated in the Final Four in every season, achieving three BSNF Final appearances and a 2009 championship. Coach Molina’s record as interim head coach that year was 10-1, earning him the honor of being named head coach in the All-Star game. From 2011 to 2015, he was head women's basketball coach at the University of Puerto Rico (Arecibo Campus), improving the ranking of the program from 18th to 9th in the Puerto Rico College League. In August 2015, Coach Molina became the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for women's basketball at Redlands, achieving two Region II Tournament semifinals and a 40-20 record during his tenure under Head Coach Jay Niehues. In September 2017, he was named interim head coach for the men’s basketball program at Redlands. In his first season, the team finished with a 14-17 record and made it to the Region II tournament by winning a playoff game at home. During the season, two players earned Player of the Week honors, and one player was selected First Team All Region II. Coach Molina is a 2012 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico (Bayamon Campus) with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and received a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University at Irvine, Calif. in 2014.
Carlos Coppage II, Assistant Coach
Carlos Coppage II enters his 1st year as an assistant basketball coach at Redlands Community College. Carlos graduated from Redlands with an Associate of Arts degree. While at RCC he played under current head coach José Molina, averaging 14 points, 7 assists as well as being a team captain. Carlos started 25 games as a high school freshman on the varsity squad at Ardmore High School. During his high school basketball career, Carlos received numerous accolades which included scoring 1200 points, being ranked top 10 in the state. He went on to graduate from Edmond North High School where he played a part in leading the Huskies to its first ever 6A basketball state championship in 2017. Carlos graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Langston University. Carlos finished his basketball career at LU where he was a team captain and a 2021 all conference honorable mention. Carlos has put his skills and extensive knowledge of basketball to use by Creating his own skills training and development brand.
Don Tuley, Assistant Coach
Don Tuley returns to Redlands as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. During his previous stint as Assistant Coach under Steve Eck, the team earned a national championship title and also finished as a runner up. Coach Tuley also had stops at Oklahoma City University as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach and was part of an NAIA National Tournament appearance. Most recently he served as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Seminole State College where the team was Region 2 Tournament Champion and NJCAA National Tournament Qualifier. a Hall Of Fame Member as both a coach and a player, Coach Tuley played at Murray State College and East Central University. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from East Central University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Keith Richardson, Assistant Coach
Keith Richardson, Jr., has spent a decade coaching at the collegiate level, with the last six years at his alma mater, Southwestern Oklahoma State University. At SWOSU, he helped lead the program to its second D-2 NCAA tournament appearance along with a GAC tournament championship during the 2021-22 season. Richardson has also had coaching stops at the University of Central Arkansas, Brown Mackie College, where he coached on the men’s and women’s side, as well as the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. A graduate of SWOSU, Richardson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Education (Sports Management). He has a daughter named Jaida.