RJ Maki returns to the Pomona-Pitzer staff in 2018 as the wide receivers coach. He previously held the wide receiver coach role in 2011 as a graduate student and again from 2014-2016 after a standout career with the Sagehens from 2007-10.
Maki set Pomona-Pitzer records for career total receptions (256) and receiving yards (3,070) and single season receptions (93) and receiving yards (1,219). He was named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) all conference team three times. As a senior he received the John Zinda award from the SCIAC for scholarship, sportsmanship and leadership.
Maki led the nation in receptions per game as a senior (10.3 per game) and finished third in the nation as junior (10.1 per game). Maki finished second in the nation in receiving yards per game as a junior (135.4 per game). Following his senior season, he was selected to play in the D3 Senior Classic game in Salem, Virginia and the NCAA Division III Tazon de Estrellas All-Star game in Mexico. He also was a four-year member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Basketball team, helping the Sagehens to a conference title in 2008.
Off the field, Maki was named a National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Scholar-Athlete. He graduated from Pomona in 2011 with a degree in sociology and earned his Masters of Business Administration at the Drucker School of Management.