Head Varsity Coach
Coach Puccio is entering his sixth season as the head coach at Green Mountain. Prior to the Rams, Puccio was the head coach at Standley Lake for nine seasons. Puccio has coached under former state champion Rudy Martin at Green Mountain High School as well as under John Anderson at Golden High School where he was a part of their 2005 Jeffco league championship. For 9 summers, Puccio coached for the Colorado Chaos Basketball Club where he has helped 82 players to go on to play college basketball including 32 at the division 1 level.
As a player, Puccio is a Green Mountain alumni playing from 1996-2000 under former state champion and #4 all time on total wins Bruce Dick. Puccio played college basketball in the RMAC at Colorado State University at Pueblo for two seasons under coach Joe Folda. Prior to Pueblo he played for two seasons at Northeastern Junior College under Junior College Hall of Fame coach Lowell Roumph. Following his college career, Puccio played two seasons of semi-professional basketball with the Colorado Crossover of the International Basketball League and 7 seasons with the Colorado Kings of the American Basketball Association.
Puccio currently teaches Physical Education and has a masters degree in Human Performance and Physical Education with an emphasis in Coaching from Adams State University. He is currently pursuing a second masters in sports administration.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Deignan is entering his sixth season at Green Mountain. Prior to coaching for the Rams, Deignan was the head JV coach at Evergreen High School for five seasons under Scott Haebe. Jordan also coached at the club level for four years for the Colorado Chaos and the Colorado Icons.
Junior Varsity Coach
Coach Deignan is entering his sixteenth overall season with the Rams, his first year as the head JV coach under Puccio at Green Mountain. Prior to coaching for the Rams, Deignan was the varsity assistant coach at Evergreen High School for ten years under Scott Haybee. Prior to Evergreen, Tim was the level III and jv coach under state champion Rudy Martin and Derek VanTassle for twelve years.
As a player, Deignan is a Green Mountain alumni playing for the legend Paul Davis from 1976-1980 and a member of the state championship team in 1980. Deignan played college basketball at the University of California Santa Cruz and the Colorado School of Mines. After college, Deignan played overseas in Italy and France.
Coach Deignan has been married for 37 years to his wife Becky and they have three sons; Jordan, Keegan, and Jacob and a new grandson Jace. In his spare time, Coach Deignan enjoys the outdoors with trial running, cycling, fishing, and rock and ice climbing.
Level III Coach
Coach Harris is entering his sixth season at Green Mountain. Prior to coaching for the Rams, Harris was a program assistant for Standley Lake for nine years under Mike Puccio where he served rolls as head 8th grade coach, head level III coach and varsity assistant.
Coach Miller is entering his second season at Green Mountain High School. Prior to the Rams, Miller was the head varsity baseball coach at Fort Lupton High School.
Catherine is entering her third season with the Green Mountain Rams. Prior to the Rams, Catherine worked with student-athletes at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO for about 2 and a half years. She started as an athletic trainer coordinator, eventually becoming the head athletic trainer.
Originally from New York, Ortiz attended Ithaca College where she received her Bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Catherine then received her Masters Degree in exercise physiology at San Diego State University where she was a graduate assistant athletic trainer and worked with many different sports programs.
Catherine is passionate in helping others get back to their full potential of physical function to live their highest quality of life and to help them maintain their peak physical fitness. Ortiz enjoys the Colorado outdoor lifestyle of hiking, cycling, skiing and camping.