Coaches

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ED CROSON - HEAD COACH
Ed CrosonEd Croson is in his second stint as the head coach at Chaminade College Prep. Croson previously served as Athletic Director (`93-`98) and Head Football Coach (`98 & `99), returning to Chaminade after spending nine years at Birmingham High School. His career at Chaminade started in 1989 after coaching at Southern Utah State University, L.A. Pierce College, Notre Dame High School and St. Genevieve High School. In 2009 Croson took over a Chaminade program that had only won two games the previous year. In the eight years since his return, the Eagles played in the C.I.F quarterfinals in`09 (7-5-0), the semifinals in `10 (11-3-0), and the semifinals in `11 (10-3-0). Chaminade won the Mission League title and reached the C.I.F. Finals in 2012 (12-2-0). They won the C.I.F & California State Titles (14-2-0) in 2013. Recently the Eagles have progressed to the C.I.F. Div 1 playoffs in `15 and the (Div 1) quarterfinals in 2016 after beating Long Beach Poly in round 1. The Eagles have been ranked in the top 10 by the Daily News every week since September of `09. Their final ranking in the poll was #1 in 2012, #1 in 2013, and #2 in 2016. The program has won 74 games in the past eight years. Croson was named 2013 California State High School Coach of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports.

In 2000, Croson took over a Birmingham program that was a combined 3-17 from 1998-99 and had not captured a league title since 1969. The Patriots won their league in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, and 2007. They won the Los Angeles CIF City title in `02, '04, '06 and '07, finishing the 2007 season in the USA Today Top 20 national rankings and ranked #1 in Southern California by the L.A. Times and Daily News. In the back to back City Championship years of '06 & '07 Birmingham outscored their playoff opponents by a combined score of 336 - 39. Croson was inducted into the Birmingham High School Hall of Fame in 2012. Croson and his staff have been selected High School Coach of the Year by the L.A. Times (2000), Daily News (`02,`04,`13), L.A. City Section (`01, `04, `06, `07) and the Valley Youth Conference (`03). In 2007 they won the Schutt Sports U.S.A High School Coach of the Year for the western region. Croson has been Head Coach for the East vs West High School All-Stars (`96, `01, `08) and assistant coach for the California vs Florida All Stars (`04). He spent the summer of `09 in Canton, Ohio, and the winter of 2014 in Dallas, Texas coaching team U.S.A. to the gold medal in the I.F.A.F. (19 & under) Jr World Championships. Coach Croson lives with his wife Michele in Woodland Hills. They have 2 adult children, Morey and Kelsey.
 
DAVID MACHUCA -  VARSITY ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
DAVID MACHUCADavid Machuca is now the Varsity Assistant Head Coach. Coach Machuca began coaching for Coach Croson in 2009 through the 2011 season as the Varsity Receiver coach. During that time Coach Machuca helped lead the Eagles to 2 consecutive semifinals in '10 and '11.

During his time away, Coach Machuca has served as a Head Coach, Asst. Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Most recently, he was the Offensive Coordinator at Village Christian. From 2013-15 he served as the Asst. Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Glendale Community College, where he helped led Glendale to 9 -2 record an a 2014 Patriotic Bowl appearance . Coach Machuca and Chaminade alumni Isaiah Bernard (U of Hawaii), Tru Jarvis, and Cory Watkins helped rewrite many of Glendale College offensive records, including passing yards in a game (496). In 2014 Glendale either lead or finished 3rd in all rushing statics in the State of California.

In 2012 he served as the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Bellarmine-Jefferson High School leading the Guards to their first playoff appearance in 4 years. Coach Machuca has also had the honor of being a keynote speaker at the Glacier Football Clinic '15, USA Football '11 and an Assistant coach for the Daily News Football All-Star Game in '08. His coaching career began in 2007 at Monroe High School. He has earned his bachelors in Kinesiology from CSUN and Masters in Health and Physical Education from Emporia State University. He is currently working on the West Hills campus as an Admissions Assistant. Coach Machuca has a son, Shane, with his wife, Kristin.
 
JEROME RILEY - VARSITY RECEIVERS
JEROME RILEYCoach Riley coached for Coach Croson at Birmingham High School and came with him to Chaminade in 2009. Riley has tutored some of the best of the receivers in Chaminade history, including current player Michael Wilson (Stanford), Dymond Lee (UCLA), Brayden Lenius (Washington), Jordan Chin (Washington), and Donovan Lee (Colorado). He attended Birmingham High in Van Nuys where he played football, played baseball and competed in track. As a senior, Riley was named an All-Conference wide receiver and MVP of the team`s receiving corps.

After spending time in community college, Coach Riley went on to play for the Washington State Cougars as a wide receiver in 2002, earning several team awards and catching passes in 10 of 12 games. His best games included six receptions for 158 yards and two scores at Arizona State, six for 65 yards against Purdue in the Sun Bowl, and five receptions for 45 yards at Washington. Riley helped make Cougar history when he caught three passes and a TD for 124 yards against California - the first time three WSU receivers each had over 100 receiving yards in the same game.  
 
ROB HARDING - VARSITY QUARTERBACKS
ROB HARDINGCoach Harding graduated from James Monroe High School in 1986 and attended the University of Washington as quarterback and punter. He has coached in the 2009 East-West All Star game and the Eric Kramer-Curtis Conway football camp. Harding coaches the quarterbacks for all levels and is in his sixth year on the staff. Some of the best quarterbacks in Chaminade history have worked with Coach Harding, including Brad Kaaya (Detroit Lions, All-Time leading passer in University of Miami history) and Dymond Lee (UCLA).  
 
BRIGHAM HARWELL - VARSITY DEFENSIVE LINE
BRIGHAM HARWELLThis is Coach Harwell first year serving the Varsity Defensive Line at Chaminade College Preparatory High School. He brings a great deal of experience to our program. Prior to arriving to Chaminade, Harwell served as the Varsity Defensive Line Coach at Alemany High ('15 - '17), Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary H.S. ('14-'15), and Tustin H.S. ('13-'14). Coach Harwell won 3 CIF Football Division VI titles and was named to the EA Sports All-American and Parade All-American Teams in high school. Harwell was also the Los Angeles Times "Glen Davis Award Winner" which is awarded to the best player in Southern California. He later attended UCLA on a full athletic scholarship. During his 4 years playing for the Bruins, Harwell was voted team captain, 1st team All Pac-10 and MVP of the team in 2008. Harwell graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Harwell signed as a Free Agent with the Washington Redskins (NFL) in Spring 2009. Harwell also spent time playing in the United Football League with the New York Sentinels & started alongside future NFL Hall of Famer, Simeon Rice. Harwell spent some time with the Spokane Shock Arena Football League. During the Off-season, Harwell serves as a head personal trainer with his company "Trench Hogs" where he trains Offensive/Defensive lineman every weekend. Harwell is blessed to be an Eagle and is looking for an exciting 2018 Football season at Chaminade!
 
LUIS SOLIS - VARSITY OFFENSIVE LINE
LUIS SOLIS This is Coach Solis 1st season at Chaminade College Preparatory after 12 years at Alemany, serving as Offensive and Defensive Line Coach as well as serving as a JV Defensive Coordinator during his tenure. Solis was part of numberous league championships and coached many all-league sections. Coach Solis was a member of the 2004 State and National Championship team at College of the Canyons as the starting right tackle. He then moved onto Minnesota State University where he finished his playing career.  He is a graduate of Sylmar High School and currently resides in Sylmar with his son Isaiah. 
 
 
WILL CHANDLER - VARSITY CORNERBACKS
WILL CHANDLERThis is Coach Chandler`s fourth season at Chaminade. A 2006 graduate of Birmingham High School, Coach Chandler was a Prep Star All-Region honoree, having lettered three years for the Patriots under Coach Ed Croson. Chandler was named Co-MVP of the West Valley League and third team All-State as a senior. He also competed in track, running the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and relay events.

At UNLV, Chandler earned honorable mention All-MWC out of the defensive secondary in 2011 after tying for the league lead in interceptions. In 2010, he played in every game and started 10, tying for the MW lead in interceptions with five. He stood among the national FBS leaders with seven total takeaways and had all four of his team's takeaways in the first 12 quarters of the season, grabbing interceptions vs. Wisconsin and Idaho and picking up fumbles vs. the Badgers and at Utah.  
 
LORENZO MCKINNEY- VARSITY OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
LORENZO MCKINNEYThis is Coach McKinney`s second season with Chaminade after serving as a varsity defensive assistant coach at Saint Bonaventure from 2014 to 2016. During his time as a linebacker coach and defensive line coach for the Seraphs, he had two All-County players and five First-Team Marmonte League players. McKinney started his coaching career at L.A. Lutheran High School as an assistant in 2009, making it to the playoffs two years in a row.

During his time at Paraclete High School (2013-2014) as varsity defensive line coach, the defense allowed an average 14 points per game and had five shut outs and McKinney had three linemen named All-League. He also mentored two First Team All-League wide receivers - Branden Smith (Cal) and Morrell Osling (UCLA), while the team was the C.I.F. Runners-Up.

McKinney attended Highland High School starting as an offensive and defensive lineman. In 2004 at Pierce College, Coach McKinney started eight games as an outside linebacker, was recognized as a Western State Conference Player of the Week, and earned second team All-League
 
ARNOLD BAYNARD - VARSITY RUNNING BACKS
ARNOLD BAYNARD
 
RASHAAD RICHARDS - VARSITY SAFETIES
RASHAAD RICHARDSCoach Richards is entering his first season on the Chaminade Staff. Previously he served at La Salle High School from 2016 - 2017 as the Varsity Receiver and Defensive Backs coach. Prior to that Coach Richards was the Glendale College Receiver were he coached former Chaminade Eagle Isaiah Bernard '12. During his time at Glendale Coach Richards helped 7 of his receivers move onto 4 year Universities. Coach Richards attended Boise State as a cornerback in 2004 before transferring to Idaho State where he completed his playing career. Upon moving back to Los Angeles Coach Richards started coaching at San Fernando High School.
 
ISAIAH DONLEY - JV HEAD COACH
ISAIAH DONLEYThis is Coach Donley`s third year at Chaminade serving as a Social Studies and Religion teacher as well as football coach. He coached Michigan State commit Parks Gissinger in 2016. Donley graduated with the Class of 2009 from Evergreen Park High School in Chicago, Illinois where he played defensive line and was named team captain during both his junior and senior seasons. He went on to attend Upper Iowa University, earning a BA in Psychology and playing football, serving as captain of the Peacocks. 
 
KENNY DAVIS - JV OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR
KENNY DAVISThis is the 4th year for Coach Davis on the Chaminade staff. The Junior Varsity Team has won one league championship under his supervision. In 2012, Davis was on the staff of Granada Hills Charter High when they won a league championship. Davis played for Ed Croson at Birmingham and went on to play wide receiver at Portland State. Previously, he played receiver and won two championships for Pierce College.
 
SOONER SKINNER - JV DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Sooner SkinnerThis will be Coach Skinner`s 5th season at Chaminade, having been part of the 2013 Championship staff. Skinner graduated from Grace Brethren High School in 2008 where he played running back and linebacker. He received All-League (twice) and All-Area honors and was nominated to the Daily News All-Star game. After high school, he accepted an athletic scholarship to Upper Iowa University where he was a four-year letter winner as a middle linebacker. Coach Skinner graduated in 2013 with a major in criminology and minor in sociology.
 
 EXAVIER JOHSON - JV QUARTERBACKS
EXAIVER JOHNSONCoach Johnson played under Coach Croson while at Birmingham. He was rated as one of the top 20 Quarterback prospects in California by Scout.com and 85th in the Nation by ESPN.com. Coach Johnson started at Chaminade in 2014 and helped the Eagles win the JV Mission League Championship as the Quarterback coach. While playing at Pierce College Coach Johnson threw for 2,408 and 24 touchdowns in 11 games. He then transferred to Gardner - Webb University to finish his playing career and also earning a Bachelors Degree in Sociology an a Minor in Criminal Justice.
ERNIE GUTIERREZ -  JV OFFENSIVE LINE
ERNIE GUTTIERREZCoach Gutierrez was on staff 2013 California State Football Champs at asst. Varsity Oline coach. Coach Gutierrez started his career in Football while attending Burbank High School. He was a two year Varsity football player and graduated in 1999. He continued playing while attending Glendale Community College and soon realized his passion for the sport. In 2000, he began his coaching career on familiar territory, the Burbank High School Football Field. Coach Gutierrez started by coaching the frosh team and moved up to the JV after just one year. His determination quickly got him promoted to JV Offensive Coordinator in 2002. By 2007, he was the Varsity O-line and D-line coach. He then took his love for the sport to Monroe High School in 2008 as the Junior Varsity Offensive Coordinator and Varsity O-line and D-line coach. Coach Gutierrez also has a beautiful 14 year old daughter named Savannah and a  7 year old son named Jaxson.

 

 
SCOTT DOHERTY- FRESHMEN HEAD COACH  / OC
SCOTT DOHERTY

Coach Doherty comes to Chaminade after having great success coaching internationally. In 2008, Scott was part of Coach Ed Croson's staff at Birmingham High School as the Passing Game Coordinator and QB Coach.  In 2009, Coach Doherty moved to Costa Rica and was named the head coach of the San Jose Toros winning 4 National Championships in 10 seasons.

 

From 2012-2017, Scott was also hired to help rebuild football programs in Germany, Czech Republic and Sweden as both Offensive Coordinator and Head Coach. Winning 1 championship and going 31-17-1 during his career in Europe.

 

Coach Doherty is 37 years old, married to his wife Raquel and has 2 children (Sean and Elissa).

 

 

 
NATHAN EINSIEDLER - FRESHMEN DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
NATHAN EINSIEDLERCoach Einsiedler is entering his 6th season at Chaminade. Einsiedler was an assistant during the memorable 2013 State Championship season, the first ever in Chaminade history. Coach Nate started his high school coaching career at Santa Barbara High from 2008 to 2009 while attending UC Santa Barbara. In 2009, Einsiedler graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Athletic Coaching. He also coached one year at Calabasas High in 2011 as the Varsity Defensive Line Coach. He played high school football at Grover Cleveland High School in Reseda from 2002 to 2005. He played offensive line and defensive tackle for the Cavaliers.
 
ROBERT HERNANDEZ - FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACKS
Coach Hernandez is going into his 3rd season the former Eagle was on the 2013 State Championship team.
 
JEFF JONES - FRESHMAN RECEIVERS
BRAD RICEThis is Coach Jones first season with the Eagles after serving at Oxnard High School from 2015-17 seasons as the Freshman Head Coach and Varsity Receiver and QB coach. He also has a number of years coaching in the PYFL and Pop Warner as a Head Coach and as an assistant over the years. Coach Jones uses the study of Biomechanics in his teaching method to bring out the best in the athlete he is coaching.

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