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
In 2019, Jonathan Moore will begin his 24th season as the JV Head Coach and Varsity Associate Head Coach. Over his career, Coach Moore has amassed a JV win loss record of 556-97. The JV Falcons have won 11 league titles under Coach Moore, who is also the Falcons' Varsity Softball Head Coach. He teaches Physical Education at Torrey Pines and lives in Oceanside with his daughter Lexi.
Born in San Jose, California, Coach 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, and has been a Varsity Assistant Coach every year since. This winter (2019), he will enter his seventh season at Torrey Pines.
Tanner McEntee played two years of varsity basketball at Torrey Pines for Coach Olive and graduated in 2008. During his two years on varsity, the team won two Palomar League titles. Coach McEntee went on to play four years of basketball at Endicott College in the Boston, MA area, a career that included a conference championship in 2012. After coaching the JV team at the San Diego Jewish Academy, Coach 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 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. Coach 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. Coach Diaz is currently an Instructional Assistant at Pacific Trails Middle School.
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.