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*** COACHES 2007 ***

The All Star Coaches for 2007 are:

For the South:

  • Andy Penwarden - Willow Glen, Head Coach
    • Personal Bio:
      • Played football and graduated from Humboldt State University (1994); the Lumberjacks finished with an 8-2 record and one of the best teams in the schools' history
    • Coaching Experience:
      • 2003-Present Head Coach, Willow Glen High School
        • Won 2 league championships in 4 years
        • Rams went 10-2 in 2006 and won a first round CCS play-off game; first in Willow Glen history and first by a "C" division team
      • 2002 Coached under Coach Bob Parker, Willow Glen High School
      • 1999-2001 Head football coach, Arcata High School
    • Comment:
      • Coach Penwarden, his wife Kristine and son Andrew would like to thank the Almaden Valley Rotary for this opportunity and the honor to represent the South All-Stars in this 33rd Annual Charlie Wedemeyer Classic.
  • Scott Portera - Willow Glen, Offensive Coordinator
    • Personal Bio:
      • Graduated from Valley Christian High School, 1987
      • Played both sides of the ball as member of Valley Christian's 1st NCS title team
      • Member of Valley Christian's Hall of Fame
      • Married to Alyson and 2 kids, Kenny and Cameryn
      • Seven years as police officer for the City of Emeryville
      • Career ended by an on-duty auto accident
      • Presently Security Manager for Northern California Coca Cola
    • Coaching Experience:
      • 2004-Present Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Willow Glen High School
      • 1991-1996 Defensive Coordinator, Valley Christian High School
      • 1987-1990 Defensive Coordinator, Willow Glen High School
    • Comment:
      • Thank you for selecting me to be part of such a great event. It is an honor to coach in this game, coach these great players, and coach with and against these coaches. "The greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising up every time."
  • Mitch Bigger - Willow Glen, Tight Ends
    • Playing Experience:
      • Willow Glen High and Cabrillo College
        • Played in the 3rd Santa Clara All-Star game in 1977
      • Cal State Hayward
        • Named the Far Western Conference Defensive Player of the Year for 1981
        • Holds school single season quarterback sack record at 22
        • Placed on the Kodak Little All-American team
        • Enshrined as a member of the Cal State Hayward Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Coaching Experience:
      • Coached at Cal State Hayward for 9 years
      • Coached at Willow Glen High School for 12 years
      • Coached son's Pop Warner teams for 5 years
      • Assistant coach for the South in the 2000 game
  • Joe Berg - Willow Glen, Wide Receivers
  • Mike Carrozzo - Santa Teresa, Offensive Line
    • 2007-Present Head Coach, Leland High School
    • 2000-Present Camp Director of Competitive Edge Football Camp Inc.
    • 2005-2006 Assistant Coach defensive Line, Santa Teresa High School
    • 2004 Assistant Coach Offensive Line, Menlo College
    • 2004 & 2006 Assistant Coach of Charlie Wedemeyer All Star Game
    • 2000-2003 Head Coach, Offensive Line & Linebackers, Prospect High School
    • 1998-1999 Defensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, Branham High School
  • Tim Lugo - Pioneer, Offensive Line
  • Ben Herning - Oak Grove, Defensive Coordinator
    • Personal Bio:
      • History teacher at Oak Grove High School
      • Graduated from Lincoln High School and Santa Clara University
      • Married his high school sweetheart in 1988 and has four children
    • Coaching Experience:
      • Currently Defensive Assistant Coach, Oak Grove High School
      • 2006 Defensive Line Coach, Willow Glen High School
      • 2003-2005 Head Coach, Alvarez High School, Salinas
      • 2002 Defensive Coordinator, Santa Clara High School
      • 2001 Defensive Coordinator, Westmont High School
      • 2000 Offensive Coordinator, Live Oak High School
      • 1999 Offensive Coordinator, St. Lawrence High School
      • 1998 Offensive Assistant Coach, Live Oak High School
      • 1997 Defensive Assistant Coach, Riordan High School
      • 1996 Linebacker/Special Teams Coach, DeAnza College
      • 1995 Defensive Line Coach, San Mateo College
      • 1993-1994 Defensive Assistant Coach, Cabrillo College
      • 1992 Defensive Coordinator, Santa Clara High School
      • 1989-1991 Defensive Coordinator, Los Gatos High School
        • Spent 3 years with Coach Wedemeyer and considers him an inspiration and a mentor in coaching, parenting and life
  • Tony Zimmer
  • Bryan Beacraft Willow Glen High School, Defensive Line
    • Coaching Experience:
      • 2005-2006 JV Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Willow Glen High School
      • 2004 JV Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Gunderson High School
      • 1999-2003 Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Cambrian Valley Pop Warner
        • Coached 4 of this years participants during their Pop Warner careers: Doug Webster (2 yrs), Steven Lopes (3 yrs), Daniel Franke (3 yrs), and Justice Patterson (5yrs)
  • Kip Lockwood Willow Glen High School, Offensive Line
    • Previously coached at Westmont and Wilcox High Schools
  • Paul Sanchez Willow Glen High School, Defensive Line

And for the North:

  • Jeff Mueller - Monta Vista, Head Coach
    • 2002-Present Head Football Coach, Monta Vista High School
      Teacher - International Business and Law
    • 1999-2001 Assistant Football Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks & Receivers, Cupertino High School
    • 1980-2001 Employee at IBM, Amdahl, Quantum and SGI
    • 1978-1979 Teacher - Physical Education, Tierra Linda Middle School, Belmont CA
      Assistant Football Coach, Defensive Coordinator, San Carlos High School
    • 1973-1975 Assistant Football Coach, Quarterbacks & Receivers, Defensive Backs, Monta Vista High School
    • Playing Experience
      • Professional Baseball - Salem Ore
      • Fresno State University - Baseball
      • De Anza College - Football and Baseball
      • Monta Vista High School - Football and Baseball
  • Rudy Lapera - Monta Vista, Linebackers
    • Playing Experience:
      • San Francisco State University - Little All American Linebacker
    • Coaching Experience:
      • 1998 Assistant Football Coach, Cupertino High School
      • 1992-1993 Head Football Coach, Santa Rosa Junior College
      • 1981-1991 Assistant Football Coach, Piner High School and Head Football Coach, Montgomery High School - Santa Rosa School District
      • 1980-1981 Recruiting Coordinator, Special Teams Assistant, Sonoma State University
      • 1979-1980 Defensive Coordinatory, West Valley Junior College
      • 1977-1979 Head Football Coach, Sunnyvale High School
      • 1976-1977 Assistant Football Coach, Athletic Director, Cupertino High School
      • 1971-1976 Assistant Football Coach, Monta Vista High School
      • 1968-1971 Assistant Football Coach, Sacred Heart High School
      • 1967 Assistant, Football Program, San Francisco State University
  • Ken Orvick - Monta Vista High School, Offensive Line Coach
    • 2005-Present Offensive & Defensive Line Coach, Monta Vista High School
    • 2003-2004 Offensive Line Coach, Pioneer High School
    • 1979-1983 Played at Stanford University
    • Owner: Orvick Management Group, LLC. Real Estate Management
  • Tony Zack - Monta Vista High School, Offensive Coordinator
    • 2003-Present Coach, Monta Vista High School
    • 1963-64 Coach, South Bend High School
    • 1961-62 Coach, University of Notre Dame Scout Teams
    • 1959 Played at University of Notre Dame
  • Toby Robinson - Monta Vista High School, Wide Receivers Coach
    • 2006-Present Assistant Coach, Monta Vista High School
    • 2006 JV Head Coach, Sentinel High School, Montana
    • 2005 M.S. Education Administration, National University
    • 2002-03 Head JV Coach, Evergreen Valley High School
    • 2001 B.S. Physical Education/Health Enhancement, Montana State University
    • 1999-2001 Assistant Coach, Bozeman Kodiaks Semi-Pro football
    • 1996-1999 Head JV Coach, Manhattan High School
    • 1994-1999 Played for Bozeman Kodiaks (RB/Slot)
    • 1992-1994 Pop Warner Commissioner, Bozeman, Montana
    • 1992 Graduated from Belgrade High School, Montana
      • First Team All Conference (NG)
      • Second Team All State (NG)
  • David Vieira - Monta Vista High School, Defensive Coordinator
    • 1969-Present Defensive Coordinator, Monta Vista High School; Head Baseball Coach for 30 years
    • 1967-1969 Lettered in Football and Baseball at San Francisco State University
    • 1965-1967 Lettered in Football and Baseball at College of the Sequoias
    • 1962-1965 Lettered in Football and Baseball at Tulare High School
  • David Delgado - Monta Vista High School, Defensive Backs
    • 2004-Present Special Teams Coordinator & Defensive Backs Coach at Monta Vista High School
    • 1973-2004 Deputy Police Chief, San Jose Police Department, Retired
    • 1969-1973 San Jose City College and San Jose State University
    • 1965-1969 Lettered in Football at Sunnyvale High School

The previous head coaches were: 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002.


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South High Schools


Andrew Hill Jeff Borges
Bellarmine Mike Janda
Branham Kyle Padia
Evergreen Leo Olmscheid
Gilroy Rich Hammond
Gunderson Herbert Espiritu
Independence Jody Carrasco
James Lick Shawn Lewis
Leland Mike Carrozzo
Abraham Lincoln Kevin Collins
Live Oak Rick Booth
Mount Pleasant Clancy O'Hara
Oak Grove Ed Buller
William C. Overfelt Ernie Mendoza
Piedmont Hills Matt Kiesle
Pioneer Mark Krail
San Jose Academy
Santa Teresa Nick Alfano
Silver Creek Eric Luescher
Sobrato Dan Brown
Valley Christian Mike Machado
Willow Glen Ed. Park Ron Capurso
Yerba Buena Jay Braun
North High Schools


Cupertino Kyle Fitzpatrick
Del Mar Eric Buran
Fremont Ron Demonner
Gunn Matt McGinn
Harker School Karriem Stinson
Homestead Charles Bostic
Kings Academy Ron Kellner
Leigh Shawn Thomas
Los Altos Jeff Kalb
Los Gatos Butch Cattolico
Lynbrook Ray Wright
Milpitas Kelly King
Archbishop Mitty Matt Haniger
Monta Vista Jeff Mueller
Mountain View Daniel Navarro
Palo Alto Earl Hansen
Prospect Al Diaz
Saint Francis Mike Mitchell
Santa Clara Shinichi Hirano
Saratoga Kurt Heinrich
Westmont Jake Redmond
Adrian Wilcox Woody Freitas