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Miller had two stints at Cordova (1981-93 and 1999-2007.  He started his coaching days in 1974 at Rio Americano and ended it there by returning in 2012.  In 2010 he was the Defensive Coordinator at Folsom High and helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2010 State Championship. Max was a true innovator with his high scoring offenses and featured some of the most electric players the area has ever seen.  He helped continue a tradition that Ron Lancaster built and then he took it to another level.  All in all he was a fixture in the community as will always be known as the winningest high school football ever in the Sacramento area.

A pioneer of the Fly offense and a veteran of more than 40 years in the coaching ranks, Mark Speckman joined the Golden Eagle football staff as offensive coordinator in Summer 2022. He enters his first season in Clarion. In 2021, Speckman completed his fifth season as the assistant head coach and running backs coach at UC Davis, which marked his 40th season overall in the coaching ranks. Throughout UC Davis’ 2018 Big Sky championship season, it was his unit that added another dangerous dimension to the Aggies’ offense. Led by Jerry Rice Award finalist Ulonzo Gilliam (the first Aggie national finalist in program history for this honor, given to the top freshman player in the country) and his program-record 17 touchdowns, Speckman helped this unit finish as one of the top offenses in the country. Under Speckman’s tutelage, the Aggies rushed for 2,159 yards and were responsible for 27 of the team’s touchdowns throughout a historic season that included new program records for the most overall (10) and Big Sky (7) victories in a single season.

Coach Osterhout returns for his 12th season at American River College and 8th as Head Football Coach after being officially named the Head Football Coach and Kinesiology Professor on June 18th 2015.  Osterhout took over the helm of ARC Football on January 27th 2014 on an interim basis and led the Beavers to a 10-2 record that included a #4 ranking in the state and #10 nationally.

For the fifth time in his first eight seasons at the helm, Noonan guided Sierra College to the 2021 post season, securing a bid in the State Center Bowl. The 2019 season saw Sierra College victorious over then defending state champion Laney College in the Nor Cal Grizzly Bowl. That Bowl victory marks the third win in the post season since Noonan’s arrival, the first against host Fresno City College in 2015 and the second over Sacramento City College in 2018. During his first season directing the Wolverines program 2013, Sierra’s football team enjoyed its first winning season since 2009, earning a bowl berth in the San Francisco Community College Bowl.

Since 2010, Head Coach, Jason Negro has led his alma mater, St. John Bosco High School to a record of 132-27. With a program consistently atop the national rankings, Negro was named CalHi’s 2019 Coach of the Year, CalHi’s 2019 Coach of the Decade, and MaxPrep’s 2019 National Coach of the year. 2022 finds Negro in the hunt for another State Championship title.

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Jason is the head coach at West Park High School in Roseville which opened in 2020. In their first varsity season West Park became the first Sacramento area school to win an outright league title without seniors, qualifying for the playoffs. In addition to coaching at the high school level he coached in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl(2006), as well as USA Football’s International Bowl(2017 & 2018). He was also a Regional Director with USA Football from 2015-2021.

This past season, Phil Grams, Head Coach at Ripon Christian High School, lead his program to be the Sac-Joaquin 2022 Section Champions. During his career as Head Football Coach, Grams has amassed a record of 71-17.  Assistant & OC at Lawrence University and a Head Coach at Capital Christian High School, Gram’s teams have accumulated 4 League Championships and 2 Sac-Joaquin Section Titles. A 3-time GEL Coach of the Year and MaxPreps NorCal Small School Coach of the Year 2014. Grams has come a long way since his days as an assistant at Granite Bay High school under HC Ernie Cooper.

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To say that Legendary Head Coach, Ernie Cooper, built the Granite Bay High School Football program from the ground up is an understatement. Head Coach since the day the school opened, Cooper won more than 150 games, 10 league championships, five section titles and the school’s first CIF state championship in 2012 before he resigned in June of that year. Cooper was also named Cal-Hi Sports 2012 State Coach of the Year. Returning to the helm of the program in 2014, Cooper resigned in 2015 to spend more time with his family. In 2017, Cooper returned to coach the Granite Bay High School Freshman Football Team for a few seasons just for fun before retirement.

A 2005 Graduate of Folsom High School, Cole transferred from American River College to Tarleton State University where he played Cornerback, Free Safety, and Special Teams for two years. Cole returned to Folsom High school in the fall of 2011 as the Co-Defensive coordinator and served in this capacity through 2014. During this time the Folsom High Bulldogs won 8 League, Region, Section, and State Football Championships. 2015 saw Cole as a Defensive Intern at Montana State University before returning to Folsom High as the Defensive Coordinator from 2016-2018. In 2019, Cole took a position with California State University – Sacramento as an Assistant Football Coach.

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Ryan Reynolds is not only the Head Football Coach, but he is also the Head Track and Field Coach at Sutter Union High School based in Sutter, California. In Coach Reynolds 29 years of coaching experience at the high school level, 26 of those years have been with Sutter High School in which he has accumulated proven success within his program. He has amassed an impressive 146-31 record with 13 NSCIF title appearances, 7 CIF Championships, 13 Conference Titles, 7 CIF STATE Semi-Finals, 2012 NSCIF Coach of the year, 2012 Nor Cal Preps Coach of the year, 2012 Appeal Democrat coach of the year, 2016 CIF #1 Ranked Division 4 Team in the State, 2016 KNBN Sports Talk Radio Coach of the Year, 2020 Cal-Hi Sports Coach of the Year, and 2022 Pioneer Valley League coach of the year.

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Goulet is the Head Coach for Feather River College, a Junior College in Northern California. His 2021 squad finished the season with an undefeated 10-0 record winning both a conference championship and bowl game along the way. Goulet was also named California Region II Coach of the Year and Pac-7 Coach of the Year in 2021.

Carlos was named Head Coach at Cedar Hill High School in 2017. Carlos and his staff have accumulated a record of 30-7 over the past 3 seasons. This past season, they were in the Texas 6A Division II UIL State Championship game.

Ryan has been the Head Coach at Ashland-Greenwood High School for 13 years. Ryan and his staff have accumulated a record of 94-40 over that time. He has led the Bluejays to 2 state championship games.

De La Salle High School (CA) defensive line coach Steve Jacoby shares his experience coaching one of the premier high school teams in the country and how he develops his linemen. Steve started coaching at DLS in 2006. Prior to that he was the defensive coordinator at skyline high school in Oakland, ca. Earlier in his career to that he was the D-line/LB coach at Saint Mary’s college of California. Steve has coached many players that have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional level who more importantly have become great young men in society.

Keith has been the Head Coach at Jenks High School for 3 years. He and his staff have accumulated a record of 30-8 in these years. Coach Riggs has led his team to the State Championship game in each of his first 3 years as the Head Coach.

Since taking over the helm of the Padres in the Spring of 2001 at only 26 years old, Patrick Walsh has become synonymous with Serra football.  Walsh, the Padres’ all-time winningest coach with 171 victories, led Serra to a 2017 CIF State Championship and has visited the CA State Championship four out of the past six years: 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021. He was most recently named the 2020/2021 California State FB Coach of the Year for the Padres 5-0 Spring Season and his role as a driving force in the restart of California Youth Sports which literally affected millions of young lives. 

Rodney is currently the Head Coach at Denton Guyer High School in Texas, where they finished the 2020 season in the State 6A Semifinals. He also just passed the 150-career win mark in 2020. He is currently the President of the Texas Coaches High School Association.

With nearly 250 career wins over his 22 year coaching career, Casey Taylor’s programs boast numerous titles, championships and top ten rankings with a generous helping of undefeated seasons. Named “Coach of the Year” multiple times, Taylor is active in his community coordinating youth football camps and 7 on 7 competitions.

TJ Ewing has been Monterey Trail’s Head Football Coach since the school opened in 2004. Since then Coach Ewing and his team have acquired 11 CIF Playoff Appearances, 5 CIF Section Finals and 1 CIF Section Championship. Over his head coaching career, he has received the “Coach of the Year” Honor 8 times. He was a San Mateo High School Hall of Fame Inductee in 2015 and an Eastern Washington University Hall of Fame Inductee in 2017.

Using football fundamentals to build lifelong relationships and teach life lessons to youth, Joe Cattolico has proven his methodology over the last 22 years with multiple championship teams across several school programs. In his first season as head coach at Granite Bay high school, Cattolico’s varsity team finished second in the Sierra Football League.

This past season, Phil Grams, Head Coach at Ripon Christian High School, lead his program to be the Sac-Joaquin 2022 Section Champions. During his career as Head Football Coach, Grams has amassed a record of 71-17.  Assistant & OC at Lawrence University and a Head Coach at Capital Christian High School, Gram’s teams have accumulated 4 League Championships and 2 Sac-Joaquin Section Titles. A 3-time GEL Coach of the Year and MaxPreps NorCal Small School Coach of the Year 2014. Grams has come a long way since his days as an assistant at Granite Bay High school under HC Ernie Cooper.

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Rob will be entering his 4th season as the head coach at Spanish Springs. He and his staff led their athletes to league titles in 2019 and the spring of 2021. Rob was selected High Desert League Coach of the Year in 2019 & 2021 and Northern Region Coach of the Year in 2019. Rob is also Co-Head Track & Field coach at Spanish Springs. He strongly promotes that his athletes compete in multiple sports and has coached football, basketball, and track/field at various levels throughout his 15 year career as an educator.

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