Our Coaching Staff

John Olive

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Experience at TP: 23rd Season

John Olive grew up in New Jersey and played college basketball at Villanova University, where he graduated in 1977. Coach Olive was then drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the eighth round of the 1977 NBA draft. He played in the NBA for the San Diego Clippers from 1978 through 1980. Olive was an assistant coach at Villanova (1985 NCAA Champions) under Rollie Massimino from 1985-1992. In 1992, he became head coach at Loyola Marymount, where he served for five seasons and was named the WCC Coach of the Year in 1996. He then left to become the boys basketball head coach at Torrey Pines High School, a position he has held since 1996.


CIF San Diego Coach of the Year:  1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010

Jon Moore

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Experience at TP: 25th Season

In the winter of 2019, Jonathan Moore will begin his 25th season as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Associate Head Coach. He also handles scheduling for all three teams in the program. Over his career as the JV head coach, Coach Moore has amassed a win-loss record of 542-95 (as of the end of the '18-'19 season). The JV Falcons have won 13 league titles under Coach Moore, who is also the Falcons' long-serving Varsity Softball head coach. He teaches Physical Education at Torrey Pines and lives in Oceanside with his daughter Lexi.

Clark Allard

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Experience at TP: 7th Season

Born in San Jose, California, Clark Allard attended Archbishop Mitty High School and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2009. He went on to get his Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching from Concordia University. He worked in the athletic department at UC San Diego before moving on to coaching. Clark served as Varsity Assistant and JV Head Coach at The Bishop's School in La Jolla for two years before coming to Torrey Pines High School. Clark was the Freshman Head Coach his first year at Torrey for the 2013-2014 season, and has been the Varsity Assistant Coach every year since.

Tanner McEntee (TP '08)

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Experience at TP: 6th Season

Tanner McEntee played two years of varsity basketball for Coach Olive at Torrey Pines and graduated in 2008. The team won two Palomar League titles during his time on varsity.  McEntee went on to play four years of basketball at Endicott College in the Boston area with a career that included a conference championship in 2012. After coaching the JV team at the San Diego Jewish Academy,  McEntee joined the Torrey Pines staff in the 2014-2015 season as the Freshman Head Coach, a position he still holds. He also contributes as an assistant coach for the JV and Varsity teams.

Nick Diaz (TP '10)

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Experience at TP: 6th Season

Nick Diaz is entering his sixth year as an Assistant Coach, working with Falcons at all three levels of the program. He is a Torrey Pines alum who graduated in 2010 after playing two years for Coach Olive. Diaz was part of two league championship teams and a CIF San Diego Section Runner-Up. After Torrey Pines, he graduated in 2014 with a degree in sociology from the University of Oregon. Diaz is currently an Instructional Assistant at Pacific Trails Middle School.

Griffin Jimenez (TP '13)

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Experience at TP: 4th Season

Griffin Jimenez played four years of basketball at Torrey Pines, including two for Coach Olive. He was part of the school's sixth CIF San Diego title-winning team in 2011-2012 and graduated in 2013. Jimenez then went on to the University of Southern California and finished in December 2016 with a degree in Business Administration. Jimenez primarily helps as an assistant with the Freshman and JV teams on the court, and he is the de-facto Sports Information Director for all three levels of the program off the court. 

By day, he is a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for a large team based in downtown San Diego.

Jake Gilliam (TP '17)

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Experience at TP: 2nd Season

Jake Gilliam played basketball at Torrey Pines for four years, including  three on Coach Olive’s varsity team. During his three years on varsity,  Gilliam was part of three league championship teams and played in two CIF Finals. Gilliam was a captain as well as an All-League player his junior and senior years. In his senior year, he was also selected to the San Diego Section’s All-CIF First Team. Gilliam went on to play two years of Division I basketball at the University of San Diego and is now studying  to become a teacher. He currently contributes as an assistant for all three levels.

Mike "Doc" Florio

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Experience at TP: 19th Season

After retiring from private practice in 2000, Doc volunteered to become Coach Olive's board man. Nearly 20 years later, he is still handing over the clipboard to coach during timeouts and loves to give his life lessons and thoughts to the Falcon players. Doc will be the first to admit that his basketball IQ is still limited, but his life quotes and insights are nonetheless enjoyed by the team. You can usually find him talking to someone about the most random of topics, whether it's before, during or after a game.