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2019 San Clemente High School Football Coaching Staff

SCHS Varsity Football Coaching Staff

SCHS Varsity Football Coaching Staff

Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator - Jaime Ortiz

EDUCATION: Kinesiology, B.S. - Cal State Fullerton with an emphasis in Secondary Education and Masters in Athletic Administration and Coaching, M.A. - Concordia University.

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Played Inside Linebacker and graduated from Capistrano Valley in 1993. Coach Ortiz has coached football for the past twenty-seven years with nineteen at San Clemente High School

ADVICE TO PLAYERS: “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Vince Lombardi 

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Offensive Line Coach - COREY ACTIS

EDUCATION: Liberty High School, University of Mississippi

PLAYING/COACH EXPERIENCE: Played Center at The University of Mississippi. Coached Varsity Offensive Line at Liberty High School (Bakersfield, CA) from 2008-2011, Coached Offensive Line at Bakersfield College 2012-2016

Defensive Line Coach - JOHN ALLRED

EDUCATION: Torrey Pines High School, Majoring in Social Studies at USC

PLAYING/COACH EXPERIENCE: Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers

JV Wide Receivers Coach - Freddie Banks

EDUCATION: B.S., Southern Illinois University; Master’s Business Management, University of Redlands; United States Navy (13 years)

PLAYING/COACH EXPERIENCE:  4-year starter at Pelham High School (GA); Running Back Coach at Laguna Hills High School (15 years), which included a 2008 CIF Championship

Varsity Linebackers Coach - BRIAN BATSON

EDUCATION: Torrey Pines High School; Economics, B.A. - Stanford University; M.B.A. -Saint Mary’s College

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Won a CIF football championship and earned All-American honors playing LB for Torrey Pines High School. Started at Outside LB as a true freshman at Stanford University playing for Bill Walsh in the early 90’s where he was a four-year starter and 2-year defensive team captain for the university. Coach Batson has coached youth sports since 2006.

JV Defensive Coordinator/ Assistant Outside Linebacker Coach - JASON DIAZ

EDUCATION: San Clemente High School, Saddleback College

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE:  Played linebacker at San Clemente High School. Coaching at San Clemente since 2006.

Offensive Line Coach - JEFF FROHNER

EDUCATION: B.A. - Occidental College; PLTS, M.Div.

COACHING EXPERIENCE:  SCHS (2012-Present); Varsity Offensive Line Coach, Klahowya High School, Silverdale, WA (1996 – 2002) (Go Eagles!);  Asst. Line Coach, Castle Rock, WA (1991) and several years coaching Park & Rec and Pop Warner football in San Clemente.

Quarterback Coach - TROY KOPP

EDUCATION:  University of Pacific

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Played at the University of Pacific from 1989-1992. Played in the Arena Football League (1994-1997) prior to signing with the San Diego Chargers in 1998. After being released by San Diego, Kopp played 3 seasons in the Canadian Football League (1998-2000) for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders. Started coaching at SCHS in 2006. This is his 17th season coaching.

Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receivers Coach - JOHN LESTER

EDUCATION: Social Studies, B.S. – University of San Diego; Master’s Degree in Education Administration – Cal State Fullerton

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Lester has coached football for 34 years – University HS (1984-1985), St. Augustine HS (1987), Offensive Coordinator at Santa Margarita HS (1988-1992), Offensive Coordinator and Special Teams Coordinator at Laguna Hills HS (1993-2015), Special Teams Coordinator at St. Margaret’s HS (2016), San Clemente HS (2017-Present)

Varsity Defensive Backs Coach / JV HEAD COACH - OSCAR MONTECINOS

EDUCATION: A San Clemente Alumni (class of 1998), Montecinos earned his B.A. in both Criminal Justice and History with a minor in Political Science.

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Montecinos was an All-South Coast League player in football, basketball and baseball. He moved on to Saddleback College where he played football and basketball. Then attended Greenville Christian College in Illinois where he continued to play basketball and was voted captain of the football team. 

Varsity Wide Receivers Coach - BYRON REX

EDUCATION: Brigham Young University, B.A.

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Played football at BYU, earned All-American honors as a Tight End. Coaching at San Clemente High School since 2012.

JV Defensive Line/Assistant Special Teams - Chris Smith

EDUCATION: Doctor of Family Practice – Troy University, Master’s – University of Alabama-Birmingham, Master’s – Uniformed Services University, Master’s – University of Oklahoma, Bachelor’s – Mesa State. 

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Played QB, RB, LB, and DB at Hotchkiss High School. Coached at San Clemente since 2018, Special Teams Coach/JV LB coach Kinnick High School (2016-2017), and multiple sports coach since 2007.

Safeties Coach - Nate Williams

EDUCATION: B.S. Education from University of Nevada, Reno. M.S. Education from Azusa Pacific University

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Graduated as an all-Empire League performer at Cypress HS. Coach Williams has coached all position groups on the defensive side of the ball. He previously was at El Toro as the Special Teams Coordinator and Safeties Coach. 2019 will be Coach Williams’ 10th season at the high school level. 

Running Back Coach - JOE WOOD

EDUCATION: Physical Education, B.S. - University of Oregon; Education, M.S. - Cal Lutheran College

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Played Defensive Back for University of Oregon; Assistant Coach University of Oregon, Utah State, Arizona Western College, University of California; Assistant Coach at Canyon H.S., Capistrano Valley H.S.; Head Coach at Layton H.S., Utah, and Aliso Niguel H.S. (1996 California Coach of the Year)

Varsity Video Coordinator/Freshman Scout - KELLY POLLARD

EDUCATION: Studied @ Cal St. Fullerton, Major: Business Accounting

PLAYING/COACHING EXPERIENCE: Coached freshman football from 1996-2010, Varsity Video Coordinator/Scout 2010 to current.

Head Athletic Trainer - Alison O’Leary

EDUCATION: B.S in Kinesiology from Western Washington University. M.S. Athletic training from Montana State University-Billings

EXPERIENCE: Fourth year as Athletic Trainer at San Clemente High School

CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER - TAKAAKI “TK” YOSHINO

EDUCATION:  Bachelor degree in Kinesiology Athletic Training at CSU Sacramento.

EXPERIENCE: Glendale Community College, American River College, CSU Sacramento, SCHS Tritons from 2008-present.

Equipment Manager - GREG WIRE

Student Manager - Zach Margiotta