Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Matt Denny

Matt Denny is in his first season as the Head Coach of Mountain Pointe High School. Since 2008, Coach Denny led Greenway High School’s varsity baseball program to a 205-76 record. His teams won 20 or more games six different times and made the post season tournament in all eight seasons – twice to the semifinals and three times to the championship game.

In a two-year span, Denny coached his club to a record of 70-7, winning 29 games straight, tying a state record (2013), and winning a state championship (2014). The 2014 team earned the MaxPreps Medium Schools Rank of No. 1 in the nation and Denny was named Arizona Baseball Coaches Association Coach of the Year.

Eight of Denny’s players were drafted by Major League Baseball teams. Ten of his players are currently active in college or professional baseball.

“My family and I look forward to joining the Mountain Pointe community. I’m excited for this opportunity to impact the lives of students on and off the field and am ready for the challenge of competing at the highest conference level.” said Coach Denny.

He has served as a longtime coach of Arizona’s Sunbelt team which showcases the state’s best juniors and he is a member of the USA baseball task force used to identify and select national team players.

Denny played baseball at Phoenix College, South Mountain Community College and Grand Canyon University. He has a degree in Secondary Education - Physical Education from GCU. In addition to coaching, Denny will serve as a PE teacher at Mountain Pointe. He taught PE for 12 years at Greenway, where he also spent time as head golf coach and assistant basketball coach.

Seth Melton - Varsity Assistant
Seth Melton is in his first season as an Assistant Coach of Mountain Pointe High School. Coach Melton has been coaching for 18 years, spending 9 of those years as the Head Varsity Coach at Mingus Union High School and Thunderbird High School.  Coach Melton spent the previous 4 seasons coaching at Greenway High School as an assistant to Coach Denny.
During the 9 years Coach Melton spent as a Head Varsity Coach his teams made the playoffs in all but one of those years and his 2011 team came up short in the State Championship game.  Coach Melton has been named Region Coach of the Year 3 times and Arizona Coach of the Year once. As an assistant at Greenway, Melton  was part of 2 State Championship teams in 2014 and 2016.

Melton played baseball at Glendale Community College and New Mexico Highlands University.   In his last year at New Mexico Highlands Melton earned Honorable Mention All-American honors.  He has a degree in Secondary Education - History from NMHU. In addition to coaching, Melton will serve as a World History teacher at Mountain Pointe.  

Coach Melton has been married to Brande for 17 years and together they have two children: Tyler (15) and Paige (11).  In his spare time Melton enjoys archery hunting big game and watching his children play sports.


Max Pincus - Varsity Assistant

Darren Couturier - Varsity Assistant

JJ Sferra - Varsity Assistant-
Coach Sferra is in his 7th season as a varsity assistant coach for the Pride. Sferra has been around the game his entire life and has college/professional experience. He was a graduate of Mountain Pointe (2004) and was a 2 time all state performer. His senior year, Sferra was also recognized as a high school All American. 
 

From 2005-2006, Sferra played college ball at Arizona State. There, he played in the College World Series, helping the Sun Devils finish 3rd in the country. In one of the best games in CWS history, Sferra had a walk off base hit against hometown favorite, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. After 2 seasons at ASU, Sferra transferred to UNLV and was an all conference performer. In 2009, he was drafted in the 30th round by the Washington Nationals. After a couple years of pro ball, Coach Sferra returned home to Phoenix in search of becoming a teacher and high school coach. With a masters degree in secondary education, Sferra currently teaches physical education here in the valley. 


Trent Otis - Varsity Assistant
Trent Otis is in his first season as a Varsity Assistant at Mountain Pointe High School. Trent comes over with Matt Denny from Greenway where he served as his Varsity Assistant from 2010 through 2016. At Mountain Pointe Trent will be a part time assistant working with the hitters and infielders. As a private hitting coach Trent works as an instructor and swing analyst to Major and Minor League players, collegiate players as well as all other levels

Trent played baseball at Agua Fria High School, Glendale CC, Grand Canyon University and professionally in the Canadian Baseball League and the Central Baseball League. While at Grand Canyon Trent was named the CCAA Player of the Year in 2002.

Trent was a high school teacher for 10 years and has a Bachelors Degree in Science from GCU and a Masters Degree in Education from ASU. He currently works for the Phoenix Fire Department and is married to Kim, they have two kids Tyson (5) and Reese (2). In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and backpacking.

Buz Matteson - JV Head Coach


Sergio Holguin - Freshman Head Coach

Sergio Holguin has coached baseball at MP for 10 years and has been the head freshman coach for the past six years.  He is a social studies instructor and teaches AP US History.

He is originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico where he played high school baseball at Las Cruces High School.  He attended Arizona State University for his bachelor’s degree in education and Northern Arizona University for his master’s degree in administration.

In his free time he enjoys watching Sesame Street with his daughter.