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Athletic Football Coaching Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Athletic Coaching, Coach, Football Organization, Football Administration, State Elibiglity Rules, Concussion Injury, Athletic Directors, Athletic Department Procedures and Policies, Athletic Diretor,

PROFILE AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Prior expert witness work in: concussions, athletic injury, coach standard of care, school hazing, wrongful death and more
Served on school’s leadership team with administrative duties of training existing and new faculty and staff according to the school’s mission, and developing policies, procedures, and handbooks
17 years of experience coaching high school football, 8 as Head Varsity Coach; 2 years as Varsity Baseball Coach
6 years of experience as a High School Athletic Director
Selected to serve as the California Coaches Association President, since June 2018
Served on 2 California Interscholastic Federation Committees: Re- Leaguing, Football Coaches Advisory Committee
Consulting business assists coaches at the collegiate and high school levels on the job search process, assists schools in the coach search process, speaks at national conferences and to individual football programs
Published author, and current columnist for Max Preps, America’s source for high school sports

EDUCATION

Concordia University, Irvine, CA 2010
MASTER OF ARTS – ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 1999
BACHELOR OF ARTS – RELIGIOUS STUDIES

EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 2018
PRELIMINARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CREDENTIAL (CALIFORNIA)
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 2015
EDUCATION SPECIALIST – MILD/MODERATE (CALIFORNIA)
Highly Qualified: English, Math, Multiple Subjects

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, ACCEDITATION

Certified Athletic Administrator – National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
Impact® Concussion Certification
Concussion In Sports: What You Need To Know – National Federation of High Schools
Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports – Center for Disease Control
Fundamentals of Coaching Certified Instructor – National Federation of High Schools
Fundamentals of Coaching – National Federation of High Schools
National Federation of High Schools Training: Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heat Illness Prevention, Engaging Effectively With Parents Course, Sportsmanship Course, Creating A Safe and Respectful Environment
First Aid and CPR Certified

PAST AND PRESENT POSITIONS

Aug 1, 2018 – Present
YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, Yucca Valley, CA
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Responsible for: discipline, supervising the Athletic Director and ASB Director, facilities, supervising the Campus Supervisors, evaluating and mentoring teachers and non-faculty staff, leading MTSS Student Discipline team, attending IEP and 504 meetings as the Administrator, and more

2016 – Present
AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, Azusa, CA
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR – SCHOOL OF BEHAVIORAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Teach college graduate level course in the Masters of Science: Physical Education program; specifically, in the area of Sport Management and Integrated Leadership.

Feb 2017 – Apr 2018
VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE, Victorville, CA
ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH: SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR
Responsible for coaching the six Special Teams units.

2014 – July 30, 2018
HESPERIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, Hesperia, CA
EDUCATION SPECIALIST TEACHER/VARSITY FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR (‘14-16)
Serve on the School Site Council leadership team. Responsible for the organization, administration and oversight of a caseload of up to 25 students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP); maintain relevant documents for each IEP in accordance with the law. Responsible for leading more than 100+ IEP meetings.

2012 – 2013
EXCELSIOR CHARTER SCHOOLS, Victorville, CA
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/VARSITY FOOTBALL SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR
Responsible for directing and overseeing the overall 7-12th grade athletic program including supervising forty coaches and seventeen teams, and more than 200 athletes. After winning just 3 League Championships in 10 years before I started, we won 6 in one year. Started Varsity Boys Soccer, Varsity Girls Soccer and Varsity Wrestling programs from scratch.
Launched social media platforms for Athletic Department; created a Social Media Policy. Developed a Concussion Management Policy after getting Impact© Concussion Certified, launched a Sports Medicine Academy program that became the most popular elective on campus.

2006 – 2011
CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, San Juan Capistrano, CA
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH/CHAPLAIN
Set a school record for most League Championships in one year with five; a forty-year record. Duties included: game scheduling, officials, transportation and facilities, ordering and overseeing equipment inventory, evaluating coaching staff, hiring and dismissing coaches, securing game management personnel, budget, fundraising, marketing, and more Improved teams reaching the playoffs from just three in first year to eight teams in my fourth year. Football program was 2-18 in the two years before me; we went 5-5 and back to the playoffs in just my first year there; only team in California to go from 0-10 to a .500 record or better

2001 – 2006
THE LINFIELD SCHOOL, Temecula, CA
TEACHER/DEPARTMENT CHAIR HEAD VARSITY FOOTBALL COACH (’03-06)/HEAD JV FOOTBALL COACH (’01-03)
Responsibility included the development of curriculum from the ground up, and starting four brand new courses: Old and New Testament Survey, Life of Christ and World Religions. Hired, mentored, and led Religion Department teachers. Led, managed, coached Varsity football program; third most wins in school history; team reached the CIF playoffs every year; reached Semi Finals for just the 4th time in 35 years. Also served as a Varsity Baseball Coach for two years.

AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2018 Selected as the California Coaches Association President
2017 Hudl Top 100 Coaches in the Nation
2017 invited to join the Southern California Football Coaches Association Board
2015 invited to join the California Coaches Association Board
2014 Mojave River League Champions (football)
2012 California Interscholastic Federation Champions (football)
2012 Cross Valley League Champions (football)
2010 Express League Champions (football)
2010 Express League Football Coach of the Year
17 League Championships as an Athletic Director
28 teams have qualified for California Interscholastic Federation Playoffs
3 California Interscholastic Federation Shake For Sportsmanship Awards

MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

California Coaches Association (CCA) President
Former Southern California Football Coaches Association (SCIFCA) Board Member
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Member
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Member
American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Member

 

 

 

 

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