Craig Griffin
Head Coach Varsity/Program

Once a Pioneer, always a Pioneer is a phrase that has been tossed around since Coach Griffin
took over the Simi Valley Basketball program in May of 2022. Griffin started his coaching career
at SVHS, where his teams won three straight Marmonte League Titles at the Sophomore Level.
Griffin then left the Pioneer sideline before returning this year. Being the Head Coach at his
alma mater has always been a dream. Entering his twenty fourth year of coaching, he is now
realizing that dream. Coach Griffin has three main goals for the program. The Pioneers will be
the best possible version of themselves on the Court, the Classroom and in the Community.
With the help of an amazing coaching staff and a group of players that believe in “Striving to be
the best” the Pioneers will look to be a force.This year’s team will look to take advantage of
having some of the best shooters in the county, by continuing to shoot the 3. With a strong core
of seniors leadership and fresh blooded juniors this year’s team will be exciting to watch. This
year’s team will play hard, smart and compete everyday. Simi Valley High School and the community
will be proud of their Pioneers! Coach Griffin was an All-Marmonte League and Ventura
County player during his high school playing days at Simi Valley High School under Dean
Bradshaw. After helping lead his team to the C.I.F. Finals and 1stround of state play-offs, Griffin
continued to play in college. While at Los Angeles Valley College, Griffin earned All-Conference
honors as well as team MVP. While at LAVC, he earned a basketball scholarship to Fresno
Pacific University, where he earned. Craig, a graduate of Fresno Pacific University, who has
taught in SVUSD for 25 years. Coach Griffin lives in Simi Valley with his girlfriend (also a SVHS
alumni) and their 4 boys. Zach (10), Landon (7), Jett (7) and Venice(4).

Rod MacLean
Varsity Assistant Coach

Guess who’s back… back again….Coach Mac returns to the Simi Valley program for his 8th season. Rod
has been a huge part of the program for the last 8 seasons. Over the years, he has been an assistant at all the
levels and a Freshman Head coach. He is also the only coach in program history to be undefeated at the
varsity level 1-0 – leading the Pioneers to a playoff victory last season!! For the 22/23 season, Coach Mac is
back as a varsity assistant! Rod has been part of 6 lower-level league champions along with 5 Varsity playoff
appearances. He was also on the staff that helped lead the varsity to the CIF Quarter Finals in 2020. He
looks forward to helping with the Homecoming for Coach Griffin!! Knowing coaches always look better in
Maroon!! He resides in Simi Valley and played hoops at SVHS, class of 96. Once and Pioneer, always a
Pioneer! He is married to Robbin MacLean. He has 3 kids, Brady, Derek (D-Mac) and Evan (Cap). All
either Pioneers or soon to be Pioneers! He is looking forward to an awesome season. GO Pioneers!!.

Shana Moore
Varsity Assistant Coach

Coach Shana Moore is in her 1st year coaching at Simi Valley High School. Prior to coaching at Simi,
Coach Moore was the Junior Varsity Coach at Royal for 9 seasons. Coach played collegiate basketball at
California Lutheran University from 2008-2012 and graduated with a bachelor degree in Communications
and a minor in Sociology. Coach Moore is an alum of Royal. She is the first four year varsity starter in any
sport in the school’s history and helped lead the Lady Highlanders to back-to-back league championships in
2007 and 2008 her junior and senior years. Her previous coaching experience consists of coaching 11 years
with Hardwork Basketball, one year as the head coach of the JV Lady Highlanders, and helping with
various recreational teams.

Aaron Haney
Junior Varsity Head Coach

Coach Aaron Haney enters his 7th year as a high school coach and his first year at Simi High.
Working with players from youth all the way through overseas professionals, Coach Haney brings
a versatile and fast paced style to the program. As a player, he earned All League and All County
awards as well as setting the school record for most steals in a season. Coach Haney is very excited
to start this new journey and proud to be a Pioneer.

Grant Wainess
Frosh/Soph head Coach

In his coaching debut for the Pioneers, Coach Grant led his Frosh team to an undefeated
2020-2021 season. He has returned for a second season with the Simi High Boys Basketball
program to head up the Frosh team. Coach Grant is an Elementary Physical Education Teacher
for the Simi Valley Unified School District. His favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers. When he
isn’t coaching or teaching, Coach Grant enjoys collecting sports cards.