Coach Hana Qaqi

Coach Tom Riach

Coach Tom Riach is our fearless and selfless leader who has coached over 25 years and loves every second of it. He is enjoying being both a very significant part of the girls and boys programs at Aliso Niguel. We love having Tom be a part of our program! Commonly referred to as the "GOAT" we absolutely love having him be not only our number one fan but also our number one guy!

Coach Hana is entering her first season with Aliso Niguel High School. She previously spent a year as the Head Junior Varsity coach at Shadow Hills High School. She also spent a year as an assistant coach at College of the Desert. Coach Hana spent one year as an assistant coaching softball at Palm Desert High School. 

 

Coach Hana was born and raised in Palm Desert, CA. She played basketball and softball at Palm Desert High School from 2008-2012. After high school, Coach Hana played basketball at College of the Desert from 2012-2014 and soccer from 2013-2014. After two years at College of the Desert, Coach Hana went on to earn her bachelor’s degrees in both Criminology and English from the University of California, Irvine.

Email:  coachhana@alisoniguelgirlsbasketball.com

Coach Hana Qaqi

Coach Tom Riach

Coach Brad Johnson

Varsity Head Coach

Email: coachjohnson@alisoniguelgirlsbasketball.com

Coach Brad Johnson is entering his first season at Aliso Niguel High School, but his 12th season coaching high school basketball.  Previously, he spent seven years coaching the Boys Junior Varsity and assisting the varsity team at Big Bear High School from 2008-2015.  From there Coach Johnson spent one year as the Girls Junior Varsity coach before taking over as the Head Girls Varsity coach at Big Bear High School for two years.  In his first year as Head Coach the team won their first league championship in 41 years, the second championship overall in school history, and was named Cross Valley Coach of the Year that same season.  Most recently, Coach Johnson served as the Head Junior Varsity coach and assisted the varsity boys at El Toro High School.  

 

Outside of high school coaching, Coach Johnson worked as the Recreation Coordinator at Big Bear Recreation and Park District from 2012-2017 where he ran youth and adult sports programs, including year-round youth basketball leagues. 

 

Coach Johnson is an alumnus of Big Bear High School where he played from 2003-2007.

Coach Hana Qaqi

Varsity Assistant Coach

Email:  coachhana@alisoniguelgirlsbasketball.com

Coach Hana is entering her first season with Aliso Niguel High School. She previously spent a year as the Head Junior Varsity coach at Shadow Hills High School. She also spent a year as an assistant coach at College of the Desert. Coach Hana spent one year as an assistant coaching softball at Palm Desert High School. 

 

Coach Hana was born and raised in Palm Desert, CA. She played basketball and softball at Palm Desert High School from 2008-2012. After high school, Coach Hana played basketball at College of the Desert from 2012-2014 and soccer from 2013-2014. After two years at College of the Desert, Coach Hana went on to earn her bachelor’s degrees in both Criminology and English from the University of California, Irvine.

Coach Tom Riach

Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Tom Riach is beginning his 17th season as the Boys Varsity Assistant Coach and his 6th as the Girls Varsity Assistant Coach.  He taught 25 years as a mathematics teacher at Aliso Niguel High School.  Prior to coming to ANHS, Coach Riach was an assistant coach at Saddleback Community College for 11 years, and the Boys Varsity Head and Assistant Coach at Dana Hills High School for 6 years.  Coach Riach graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  He has been married to his wife Victoria for 38 years and they have four children: Kelsey (age 36, ANHS class of 2001), Kyle (age 32, ANHS class of 2006), Kevin (age 28, ANHS class of 2009), and Cameron (age 25, ANHS class of 2013).  When he is outside of the gymnasium, Coach Riach enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, going to movies, golf, and sailing.  His basic philosophy is to "play hard, play smart, and play together."

Coach Phil McPhaul

Junior Varsity & Frosh Soph Head Coach

Email:  hoops.philmcphaul@yahoo.com

Coach Phil McPhaul (Coach P) is in his first season as the head coach for the Girl’s Freshman/ Sophomore (Frosh/Soph) and Junior Varsity (JV) Teams.  Prior to coaching at Aliso Niguel High School (ANHS), Coach P began his coaching career coaching as the Head Junior Varsity Girls Coach in Granite Bay, California for 4 years and the Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Rio Linda High School in Sacramento, California for 2 years.  He moved to Southern California to Aliso Viejo in 2016.  Coach P’s family include Marcus McPhaul (25 years old), Maya McPhaul (16 years old) and Kyla McPhaul (14 years old).   Both Maya and Kyla are members of the ANHS Girls Basketball Program.  Maya is a member of the JV Girls team and Kyla is the Manager of the Frosh/Soph and JV Girls teams.   In his spare time, Coach P likes to DJ and spend time with his family.  Coach P emphasizes “play as a team, have each other’s backs & “play until you have nothing left” with his players.

Coach Kory Johnson

Junior Varsity & Frosh Soph Assistant Coach

Coach Gene Duenas

Junior Varsity & Frosh Soph Assistant Coach

Coach Gene Duenas has had a lifelong dedication to sports which has led him to his first season at ANHS as the Frosh/Soph and JV assistant coach. He began his experience with high school athletics, lettered in volleyball and went to the playoffs for State Championships. He also competed in the Hawaiian State Basketball tournament. He has competed in basketball leagues throughout Southern California for the last 15+ years. As his children became interested in basketball it was natural for him to become involved and assist in their development. In his free time he enjoys volleyball, golf, basketball and DIY home projects.

Coaching Staff