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Mike Marcial

Head Coach
Coach Mike Marcial

Coach Marcial came to CSM after completing four seasons as the Associate Head Coach in 2017-18, for Bellevue University located in Bellevue, Nebraska. Marcial was the program’s recruiting coordinator, offensive coordinator, academic coordinator, and strength and conditioning coach. He also assisted with on-floor coaching, scouting, player development, and offseason workouts. During his time at Bellevue the Bruins won four straight conference championships, appeared in four straight national tournaments, won two conference tournament championships, and made a run to the 2017 Final Four.

In 2016-17 Bellevue swept the North Star's Regular-Season and Tournament Championships. Their 11-5 league mark was good for a share of the regular-season crown and the No. 1 seed in the league tournament where they parlayed their home court advantage into wins over Presentation, Dakota State, and Dickinson State. The Bruins were seeded sixth in the Duer Bracket where they claimed a first round upset over third-seeded Briar Cliff, exacted revenge on seventh-seeded York in the team's third meeting of the year, and pulled off on overtime win against top-seeded Bethel (Ind.) to reach the program's fourth Final Four. In addition, the Bruins were awarded for the first time in program history the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award.  

The Bruins claimed their seventh-straight conference regular season championship in 2015-16, claiming a share of the North Star Athletic Association title in their first season in the league. Bellevue reached the NAIA Division II National Tournament for the 14th-straight year and reached the 20-win plateau for the 16th time in a row, finishing with an overall record of 20-12.

The 2014-15 season was Coach Marcial’s inaugural season for Bellevue and helped claim the program’s sixth-straight MCAC regular season title and won the conference tournament as well, wrapping up the season with a 28-6 overall mark and a No. 14 final national ranking.

The Clovis, Calif. native previously coached at Fresno City College prior to his stint at Bellevue, and helped guide the Rams to two-straight Central Valley Conference titles, two Northern California State Tournament berths and an Elite Eight appearance in 2014. While on staff at Fresno City, the Rams accumulated an overall record of 54-10.

Prior to his two-year stint in Fresno, Coach Marcial spent the 2011-12 season at Lassen College in Susanville, Calif. as the head assistant coach and in 2010-11, he was the video coordinator at his alma mater, Sacramento State.

As a student-athlete at Sacramento State, Marcial started at point guard for the Hornets from 2008-2010 and led the Hornets in assists and ranked eighth nationally in NCAA Division I in assist-to-turnover ratio in 2009-10. In addition, Marcial was pivotal in diminishing the Hornets’ 39-game road losing streak, and helped lead the team to its first victory over a Pac-12 school in 53 years during his senior season.

Marcial’s collegiate career began at Fresno City College where he was a Central Valley Conference MVP, California all-state selection, California State Tournament MVP, California State Champion in 2007 and Elite 8 finalist in 2008.

Marcial received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Sacramento State and attained his master’s in kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University in 2012.

Mike Barton

Assistant Coach
Coach Mike Barton

Coach Barton grew up in Daly City, California and played at Westmoor High School, where he was one of the top players on the Peninsula. Following his high school career, Coach Barton played two years at Canada Junior College in Redwood City under California Community College Hall of Fame Coach Mike Legarza. After completing two years at Canada Junior College, Coach Barton was recruited by several Division II colleges in Northern California. Coach Barton ultimately decided to stay close to his family and attend Menlo College where he completed his final two years of eligibility.

After his playing career ended, Coach Barton returned to Canada Junior College where he began his coaching career under Coach Legarza. As the head assistant coach, Coach Barton was responsible for player development, conditioning, scouting and recruiting. While at Canada College, Coach Barton had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, where he assisted in coaching a select team of under 18U in the Youth Basketball America International Tournament, where his team beat Panama 59-52 in the gold medal game.

Coach Barton has spent the last 5 years at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo coaching in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL). Between the 2014 and 2017 seasons Coach Barton was the head Junior Varsity basketball coach. During this time, Coach Barton led his teams to two WCAL League Championships, 3 Purple & Gold Classic Tournament championships and a Spartan Classic Tournament championship while achieving an overall record of 67-25.

In 2018-2019 Coach Barton was given a position as a Varsity Assistant, where he was responsible for player development and scouting. During the season, Coach Barton helped the Varsity basketball team achieve 20 wins and make an appearance in the Division II Northern California Championship game.

During his time at Junipero Serra High School Coach Barton had the privilege to increase his basketball knowledge under varsity Head Coach Chuck Rapp, who was selected as the California State Basketball Coach of the Year in 2015. In the same year, they won the Central Coast Section Open Division Championship and the following year they won the Division II California State Championship with players Coach Barton coached and trained. While at Junipero Serra High School Coach Barton helped coach and train 1 WCAL Player of the Year, 5 First Team All-League players, 3 Second Team All-League players and 4 Honorable Mention All-League players.

As Coach Barton enters his first season as an assistant coach for the College of San Mateo, he will be responsible for recruiting, scouting, and player development.

Coach Barton holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Menlo College. He also has a Master’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Nick Hilton

Assistant Coach
Coach Nick Hilton

Coach Hilton came to the Bulldogs after completing one season as an assistant coach in 2018-2019 at his alma mater, Jesuit High School, in Carmichael, California.  Hilton assisted in off-season workouts, on-floor coaching, skill development and the athletic departments fundraising efforts for the Marauders.  During his one year at Jesuit, the Marauders won the league title in a very competitive Delta League, with an overall record of 21-9.

As a student-athlete at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska, Hilton started at shooting guard and was a team captain for the Bruins from 2016-2018.  During those two years, Hilton helped lead the Bruins to two North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) regular season conference titles, two national tournament appearances, a NSAA conference tournament championship, and a Final Four finish in the NAIA Division II National Tournament in the 2017 season. During Hilton’s junior season, he finished 7th in the country in 3-Pt Field Goals Made (108) while shooting an outstanding 46% clip. His overall 3-Pt percentage placed him at 15th in the country at the conclusion of his junior season. Hilton was a NSAA all-conference award winner in 2017.

Hilton’s collegiate career began at Fresno City College where he competed for the Rams during the 2014-2016 seasons.  At Fresno City, Hilton was a team captain, an all-conference selection, two-time Central Valley Conference champion, and a California Community College Athletic Association State Final Four participant in the 2016 season. During his two years suiting up for the Rams, Hilton helped guide Fresno City to an overall record of 56-11 and finished 17th in the CCCAA in 3-Pt Field Goals Made (81) while shooting 42% behind the arc.

Coach Hilton received his bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Performance from Bellevue University.