Desert Vista Girls Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach (interim): Doug Christofis

Coach Christofis

Coach Doug Christofis has returned this year as interim Head Coach after previously serving as Head Coach of the Desert Vista Girls Cross Country team from 2003 to 2012. 

Coach C received his undergraduate degree in Business from Iona College, where he also played football (Div. IAA). He went on to receive his Master's degree in Secondary Education at Long Island University. He has taken post-graduate classes through Loyola Marymount’s enhancement program, Arizona State University, Chapman University, and the University of Phoenix. The majority of the post-graduate classes have been in the area of athletic performance training and sports performance psychology. He has lectured to different populations concerning various topics related to strength and performance training. In the late 90s he worked as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He is the full-time strength and performance coach at Desert Vista High School and writes and coordinates the performance training programs for all sports. 

Throughout the years of the DVCC Girls Program, the teams and its individuals have received many local, state, and national accolades. Coach C feels fortunate and blessed to have been a part of the journey these amazing and dedicated young ladies have taken; the memories and experiences of each individual runner, regardless of talent, are of the utmost importance.

He is blessed to have a beautiful family that includes his wife Shawna, and his two daughters Brooklyn (class of 2020) and Bailee (class of 2023).


Assistant Coach: Dan Beeks

Coach Beeks

Coach Dan Beeks has been a volunteer assistant coach with DVCC since 2014.  Before that, he was Vice President, and then President, of the Desert Vista Boys Cross Country Boosters Association. He is the father of former DVCC Boys Runner Matt Beeks (Class of 2015) and former DVCC Girls Runner Izzie Beeks (Class of 2017). Coach Beeks loves working with student athletes and the rest of the coaching staff.


Assistant Coach: Bob Davis

Coach Davis

Coach Bob Davis has been a volunteer assistant coach for the DVCC Girls since 2013. He is the father of two former DVCC State Championship Team Varsity runners: DVCC Boys Runner Ben Davis (Class of 2015), a Varsity runner on the 2014 Boys State Championship team now attending Loyola Marymount University in LA; and former DVCC Girls Runner Mandy Davis (Class of 2017), a Varsity runner on the 2016 Girls State Champtionship team, now attending Northwestern University in Chicago. Holding it all together is his supportive wife and mother (Judy).


Assistant Coach: Renae Sigerud

Coach Sigerud

Coach Renae Sigerud has been an assistant coach for the Desert Vista Girls Cross Country Team since 2020. She and her family, husband Jon, Caden (Jr. at U of A), DVCC Runner Katie (Class of 2022), and Cody (8th grade at Altadena) moved to Ahwatukee in May of 2020 from Minnesota. In her own words… 

I started running shortly after my second child was born and grew to love the sport! I have competed in several marathons and also ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon. My goal for committing to the girls DVCC program is to help encourage and support each of the athletes as they challenge themselves both as a competitive runner and in life. I enjoy watching the girls compete and push themselves to become better. I want to inspire each girl to grow stronger physically and mentally. Running is a sport you can take with you anywhere and enjoy as an activity for years and years to come and instilling that into this wonderful group of girls is so enjoyable.


Athletic Department

Athletic Director: David Klecka


Athletic Secretary: Dixie Prosser