Football Coaches

DAVID MACHUCA -  HEAD COACH
David Machuca is now the Varsity 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 two sons Shane and Dylan, with his wife, Kristin.


JEROME RILEY - VARSITY ASSISTANT HEAD COACH
Coach 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.


MANUEL LEMUS - VARSITY DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Manuel Lemus comes to Chaminade by the way of Burbank High, where he coached for the past 9 seasons. During his nine seasons at Burbank, Manuel served as the defensive backs coach for the varsity and JV teams as well as the JV defensive coordinator during his first 4 seasons. After being promoted to Varsity Defensive Coordinator he led the Bulldogs defense to multiple playoff appearances , League championship in 2017, two trips to the CIF-SS semi finals and a trip to the CIF Finals in 2016, the first in the schools history. That same year Coach Lemus was awarded the Defensive Coordinator of the year by MIDVALLEYSPORTS. Manuel coached numerous All-League players from the Pacific League while at Burbank as well as All-CIF players during his tenure at the school. Coach Lemus passion and intensity for the sport has helped him form relationships that will last with coaches, and players through the years.

Manuel graduated from Cathedral High School in 2001 where he played under Kevin Pearson for four years and also lettered in volleyball and was a All-League player. Manuel redshirted in 2004 at Glendale College in 2004, where he learned the intricacies of the game under Coach Cicuto. Coach Lemus biggest influence in coaching have been Richard Broussard and Martin Bacon, both who gave him the opportunity and tools to take his love for the game to the next level.
 

RICK GAMBOA - VARSITY LINEBACKERS

Rick Gamboa, returns to Chaminade to coach linebackers. He played at Chaminade from 2010-2013. Where he was a Varsity 3 year starter, 2x All- Mission League, 2x all CIF, Mission League Defensive MVP of the year and Daily News Defensive MVP as a junior. As a senior was a captain that lead the team to a CIF championship and a State Championship his senior year. Coach Gamboa went onto play Division 1 football at the University of Colorado. 

At Colorado he redshirted his first year then went on to start 4 years straight. 2x captain as a junior and senior Playing in 51 straight games and 49 straight starts. Recording 388 tackles 5th all time at Colorado. Was a starter during Colorado’s PAC 12 south championship season in 2016. All PAC 12 Freshman team in 2015 and 2x ALL PAC 12 defense 17,18. Graduated from Colorado with a degree in Strategic Communication in Advertising and a Minor in Sociology.


MATT GENTLE - VARSITY RUNNING BACKS COACH
After graduating from Kennedy High School of Granada Hills in 2008, and spending 2 years at Moorpark College, Matt earned a scholarship to The University of Wyoming after leaving there for after a year went on to attend Simon Fraser University the only university outside of the US that’s apart of the NCAA. After graduating with a bachelors degree in Film. Came back to the home to the San Fernando Valley, became the Head Coach of Cleveland High School in Reseda, leading the Cavaliers to the Los Angeles City Section Division 2  Championship in 2017.


WILL CHANDLER - VARSITY CORNERBACKS
This is Coach Chandler's fifth 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.


ERNIE GUTIERREZ - JV OFFENSIVE LINE
Coach 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..


FRANK RODRIGUEZ - FRESHMEN HEAD COACH
Coach Frank Rodriguez graduated from Granada Hills Charter High School where he played Defensive Back under 2001 Raven Super Bowl Champion Corey Harris. Frank now works as a NASM Certified Trainer / Corrective Exercise Specialist at a gym and wellness center. Frank brings 7 years of coaching experience with stints as Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Varsity WR/DB’s. As JV Offensive Coordinator / Assistant Head Coach for Granada (2013-2016) Frank produced two West Valley League Championships with a 22-2-1 record alongside coach Ayala. Future plans for Coach Rodriguez include finishing his kinesiology degree at Cal State Northridge and continuing to work with the community through coaching and training.


DOUGLAS AYALA - ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Ayala attended Granada Hills Charter High School, where he played on the Football team as a QB and WR from 2013-2015. In 2016 he helped Coach the JV QB’s at Granada and won their League Championship alongside Coach Frank Rodriguez. In 2017 Coach Ayala became Granada’s JV Offensive Coordinador. In 2018 he became Taft Charter’s JV Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinador. He is entering his first season here at Chaminade as the Freshman QB’s Coach. He is also entering his last year at California State Northridge and will Graduate with a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering May 2020. 
 

ANGEL BOCANEGRA - ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Angel Bocanegra went to Granada Hills Charter High School where he played offensive and defensive line until he graduated in 2011. Coach Angel was defensive line and assistant defensive coordinator along side  Coach Rodriguez and Coach Ayala while at Granada Hills. Coach looks forward to having a great season and is excited to grow the sport and share his love for the game.
 
 
DANTE WILLCOT - ASSISTANT COACH
Was born in Los Angeles California. I attended Hamilton high school and played four years of football. I graduated the year 2000. After high school, I went to Santa Monica college and played two years of football. I studied kinesiology while I was there. I became an employee of the YMCA in Hollywood 2002 where I coached football, basketball and physical education for 15 years. During that time I played  eight years of semi pro football for various teams in Los Angeles. I’ve also been a certified personal trainer for the past 12 years.  I’m currently NASM certified personal trainer. I am also working on my nutrition coach certification.  First year at Chaminade. 

NATHAN EINSIEDLER - FRESHMEN DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
Coach 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

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