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HPER Instructors and Staff

Yavapai College is proud to offer its students the highest quality of professional instructors, both full-time and adjunct, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation academic division.

Full-time Staff

Scott FarnsworthScott Farnsworth, Athletics Division Dean

Prescott: 776-2234;

Scott was selected in April 2008 as the Director of Athletics, Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He has 25 years of varied experience in Athletics and HPER.

Scott has been elected twice as Faculty Association President for Yavapai College. He has also served as chairman of Arizona's Athletic Training Regulatory Board, as well as both president and vice president of the Arizona Athletic Trainers Association. Instruction for the Professional Development of Physical Educators

Scott joined the HPER staff at Yavapai College in 1987. He teaches a variety of courses for the department, many of them related to the professional development of physical educators, as well as outdoor recreation.

8 National Championships at Yavapai College

As YC's first full-time athletic trainer, Scott has been instrumental in the success Yavapai College Athletics have had with 8 National Championships in three different sports.

2000 & 2002 Olympics Games

In 2000 Scott participated at the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney as a member of the Medical Staff for the US team. He followed up by serving as a volunteer for the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City.


  • B.S., Brigham Young University - Physical Education
  • M.S., University of Arizona - Exercise and Sport Science

Jennifer Taylor, Division Administrative Assistant

Prescott: 776-2235;

Jennifer Taylor grew up in the Prescott area where from an early age Yavapai College has played a big role. Jennifer's family members were Roughrider club members and they all regularly attended YC Basketball games.

She was also a member of the Prescott Swim Team which held their practice at the YC Pool. Through her experience swimming she was hired for her first job at YC in 1977 teaching swimming lessons where she worked for several years.

She was again hired by Yavapai College in 1995 as the Division Administrative Assistant for the Athletics/HPER Department.

Jennifer is married to Michael Taylor and they have 5 children between them (2 each and one more added in for good measure!) and twin granddaughters.

Jennifer's hobbies and interests include tennis, swimming, learning to play the harp and spending time with her grandchildren. She also is enjoying the time spent with her husband learning how to Mountain Bike and Rally Race.

Full-time Instructors

 Full-Time Instructors

Full-Time Instructors:

Name and Title Telephone & Email
Brad Clifford, Athletic Director Prescott: 776-2230;
Joshua Schmidt, Fitness Instructor Prescott: 717-7376;
Kara Giannetto, Fitness Instructor Prescott 717-7237;
Paula Tomitz, Fitness Center Coordinator Prescott: 776-2238;
Charles Lohman, Fitness Instructor Verde: 634-6521;
 Adjunct Instructors

Adjunct Instructors:

Name Email
Taylor Beauchesne Prescott:
Brigid Bunch Prescott:
Iveth Castro Prescott:
Altha Cline Prescott:
Mia Connolly Prescott:
Sarah Eastman Prescott:
Debbie Garrison Verde:
Ann Harris Prescott:
Chris Howard Prescott:
Cathy Karpinski Prescott:
Pete Karpinski Prescott:
Matt Keating Prescott:
Cody Lundin Prescott:
Bob Matthews Prescott:
Katia Nyssti Prescott:
Toni Ristich Prescott:
Marina Rogova Prescott:
Terra Schmidt Prescott:
Randy Sims Prescott:
Hope Spangler Prescott:
Paula Tomitz Prescott:
Roxanne Wessel Verde:
Bob Zampol Prescott:


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Name and Title Telephone & Email
Mike "Philly" Pantalione

Men's Soccer Head Coach

Prescott: 776-2242;
Ryan Cougill

Interim Baseball Head Coach

Prescott: 776-2292; 
Zachary Shaver

Volleyball Head Coach

Prescott 776-2232;
Doug Eastman

Softball Head Coach

Prescott: 776-2235;