Spring Coaching Staff

Baseball Head Coach- Mikel Moreno

Interim Head Coach- Drew Ramirez

Coach Moreno has been in the Army Reserves for 10 years. He is currently serving his third deployment and second to Afghanistan. He will be gone for the entire season and will return next Fall. This is Coach Moreno’s fourth year at the helm of the QC baseball program. He was also deployed his first year of taking over the program. Moreno graduated from Mesa High School and then continued his baseball career at Arizona State before being drafted into the minor league organization with the Cubs. He’s since coached at ASU, Central AZ CC, South Mountain CC and the University of New Orleans.

Moreno has a record of 46-14 in his last two years at QC. In his first season back, he led the Bulldogs to the 5A San Tan Region Championship and was named the San Tan Region Coach of the Year. He was also named The Arizona Republic Coach of the Year in 2017. Last year, the team made it to the state quarterfinals and finished with a record of 21-9.

Drew Ramirez has been good friends with Moreno since they coached at Central Arizona College together under Clint Myers.

“Mikel asked me to come with him, so if he got deployed there would always be a coach,” Ramirez said in an article in AZ Central. “Mikel and I have been coaching together on and off for about 20 years. We both started coaching at Central Arizona College under Clint Myers.  Mikel and I hit it off the first time we met and [have] been best friends ever since. We always introduce each other as brothers. My oldest son is named Mikel and I’m the godfather to his oldest daughter Emmy.”

Ramirez also coached the team in 2016 while Moreno was deployed.

 

 

Girls Beach Volleyball Head Coach- Daniel Arrington Jr. 

Softball Head Coach- Stephanie Mejia

Coach Mejia has coached a club team called the Queen Creek Lady Cats and was also an assistant coach at Basha High School. She has been coaching for over 10 years and this is her 5th year at QC. She played club softball and varsity softball at Basha High, but become ill from her diabetes and couldn’t play anymore. She says that now “she loves coaching even more than she did playing.”

She’s led the Bulldogs to the state semifinals, which is the furthest the team has made it, since winning a state championship in 1990. She was also named the 5A San Tan Region Coach of the Year during the 2016 season.

Contact: Phone #: 623-238-1100

 

 

Boys Tennis Head Coach- Dave Norwick

This is Coach Norwick’s first year coaching the boys tennis team at QCHS. He has played tennis since the age of 13 and participated in both National Junior events and ATP events in his career, while also earning an ITF world ranking. He has 35+ years of coaching as a High Performance National coach and has coached more than 60 players into D-I scholarships. He’s also coached and continues to coach ATP and WTA players. He owned a 12 court facility for 20 years and is a TD for three National Level events and six Sectional events. He also the current business adviser for Solinco Sports.

Coach Norwick has been married for 30+ years and has two children, ages 27 & 25. His favorite saying is “tennis isn’t all I do, OH, wait, Yes it is!”

Girls Tennis Head Coach- Lee Harmon

Coach Harmon’s tennis background consists of playing and instructing players of all ages. He played tennis at Westminster College for four years and enjoyed playing singles and doubles on two conference championship teams. He truly loves the competitive nature and aspects of team tennis. After college, he moved to Arizona and worked as a tennis professional for three years. During that time, he ran group clinics and gave private lessons to kids and adults. This is Coach Harmon’s third year at Queen Creek High School.

“I am looking forward to seeing how much we can improve as individuals and as a team. I feel strongly about creating a competitive and supportive environment which is centered around overall team improvement. It will be a privilege to coach these girls because of their work ethic and personalities.”

 

Track & Field Head Coach- Shaun Hardt

Coach Shaun Hardt has been coaching cross country and track & field at QCHS for over 10 years and has taught biology for over five. He graduated from Payson High School in 1983 as a four-year letterman in football, basketball, track and baseball. He holds the school record in the mile and was a member of the 1982 state champion football team. He graduated from NAU with a bachelors in elementary education while also playing football and receiving honors. He then went on to complete his masters in educational administration and supervision from the University of Phoenix.

Coach Hardt has also coached in Springerville, taught and coached in the Payson Unified School District, taught and coached at Round Valley High School and for the Florence Unified School District.

As a coach at QC, he’s won the state championship in track & field 10 times, seven for girls and three for boys. He’s been selected as Coach of the Year for both basketball and track and also serves as the Boys Selection Chair and Head Coach for the Arizona All Star Track Team.

He has been married for over 25 years and has six children, three girls and three boys. Three of them have received DI college scholarships for track and field. He also breaks horses and likes to rope. He enjoys fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and serving in his church. He is a fifth generation Arizonan.

Contact: Email: shardt@qcusd.org

Boys Volleyball Head Coach- Turner Beall

Coach Turner Beall started playing volleyball in his early teens. He made and started on his Varsity volleyball team all four years as libero and was honored as first-team All-Conference in the Easy Sky Region and second-team All-Defense in the state at Higley High School. He has been coaching for seven years and this is his second year as head coach of the boys program at Queen Creek. He has experience coaching club and all three high school levels, and also coaches our girls freshman volleyball team. He has a lot of passion for the sport and loves the challenge of helping his athletes grow as a player and become successful in life.