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Tony Caviglia - Head Football Coach

tony.caviglia@fresnocitycollege.edu

  • 18th Season at Fresno City College
  • 35th year coaching football

Education
Moreau High School
Chabot College
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS in Physical Education
University of Southern California, MA in Sports Administration

Coaching Experience
San Luis Obispo HS
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Chabot College
University of Southern California
New Mexico State
Ohio State University
Purdue University

After 18 seasons at Fresno City College, Tony Caviglia has posted an 141-56 overall record. His FCC teams have won 7 or more games 15 times during his 18 year tenure. Coach Caviglia's teams have played in 17 (1999-2015) straight bowl games, the longest consecutive string in FCC history.

In 2016 Coach Caviglia broke the All-Time school wins record with win number 137 vs Sierra College.  That broke legendary coach Clare Slaughter’s All-Time school record of 136 held since 1978.

Coach Caviglia came to FCC in 1999 after three years as Chabot College's head coach where he posted a 22-10 record. His 21 year record as a community college head football coach is 163-66  .

In 15 of his 18 years his teams have played for the Central Valley Conference Championship. Coach C's teams have also won Valley titles in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011, 2012, 2013. The Rams finished 2nd in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2014, and 2015.

In 2000 and 2001, his Rams posted back-to-back 10-1 records and won Central Valley Conference championships. These were the best finishes in FCC football since the 1972 and 1973 state championship teams. Homecoming Game vs COS 2010

Coach Caviglia was voted Central Valley Conference Coach of the Year by his peers in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

At FCC Coach Caviglia's teams have only lost 42 regular season games in 18 years.

Prior to becoming a head coach at the community college level, Coach Caviglia was the defensive line coach at Purdue University from 1991 to 1993. His career as an assistant football coach also included stops at Ohio State, Southern California, and New Mexico State. He has coached in the 1988 Rose Bowl, 1987 Florida Citrus Bowl and the 1990 Liberty Bowl.

Tony Caviglia and his staff, in addition to winning football games, have put a great premium on ensuring that sophomores move on to the four-year level.. In this endeavor, they have been greatly successful as close to 400 players have transferred since 1999.

Among the players the FCC staff has helped move on to the next level, include five players who recently played or are currently playing in the National Football League: Maurice Morris, Cameron Worrell, Matt Giordano (former CAL star), Zach Diles, Tony Curtis, and David Veikune.

He received his bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Master's Degree in Sports Administration from USC.

Coach Caviglia, 55, and his wife Kristi reside in Fresno and have three sons, Andrew 27, Michael, 25 and Nicholas, 17.


 

 

Rich Scheidt 
Rick Scheidt - Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator

rick.scheidt@fresnocitycollege.edu

  • 22nd at Fresno City College
  • 25 years coaching football

Education
Dos Palos High School
Merced College
San Francisco State University

Playing Experience
Merced College - All-Conference
San Francisco State University 

Coaching Experience
San Francisco State University
Fresno State University under Head Coach Jim Sweeney and Assistant Jeff Tedford

Coaching Philosophy
Rick believes that a player’s effort is a direct reflection of the coaching effort.

Personal
He currently lives in Clovis with his wife RaeAnn, daughters Sara (21), and Amanda (20), and his son Steven (15).

 

 

Vince Branstetter – Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends Coach

vincebranstetter@gmail.com

  • 2nd year at Fresno City College
  • 15 years coaching football

Education
Western High School
Fresno State University, BA Communicative Disorders

Playing Experience
Fresno State University

Coaching Experience
Western High School
Reedley High School
Clovis North High School
Edison High School

Coaching Philosophy
Vince believes with a good attitude and great work ethic anything can be achieved. 

Personal
Vince lives in Fresno with his wife Christy and their daughter Caydence (1).

 

 

Drew Brown

Drew Brown - Defensive Backs

Andrew.brown@fresnocitycollege.edu

  • 2nd Season at Fresno City College
  • 31st year coaching football

Education
Oak Grove High School
San Jose City College
San Jose State University, BA Physical Education and Health
Grand Canyon University in Arizona, MA Physical Education

Playing Experience
San Jose City College - All-Conference
San Jose State University

Coaching Experience
Modesto Junior College
Merced College
Independence High School
Ceres High School

Coaching Philosophy
Drew believes that the values of teamwork, trust, discipline, communication, leadership, and learning through adversity are the ultimate rewards of playing the great game of football.

Personal
Drew and his wife Debbie live in Fresno and have a blended family with seven children and seven grandchildren.

 

 

 

Lyndell Hawkins - Defensive Line Coach

lyndell.hawkins@fresnocitycollege.edu

  • 6 years at Fresno City College
  • 13 years coaching football

Education
Tracy High School
Fresno State, BA Philosophy

Playing Experience
Fresno State
AFL - San Jose, Stockton

Coaching Experience
Kerman High School
Tranquility High School

Coaching Philosophy
The ability to adjust and adapt is everything - not only in sports, but in life as well.  If you have this ability, you will be able to withstand tough and adverse times.

Personal
Lives in Fresno and married to Melanie and have 3 kids. Sienna (10), Lyndell (7), and Camden (2).

 

 

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Mark Hetherington- Quarterback Coach

markhetherington13@yahoo.com

  • 3rd at Fresno City
  • 11th years coaching football

Education
Buchanan High School
Fresno City
Idaho State University, BS in Kinesiology

Playing Experience
Fresno City College - Offensive Player of the Year and All American.
Idaho State University – 2 time named All Conference.

Coaching Experience
Sunnyside High School
Central High School

Coaching Philosophy
Develop the thought process, work habits and attitudes in our student athletes for a lifetime of excellence on and off the field.

Personal
Personally, Hetherington and his wife Cara of 10 years reside in Fresno with their 5 Children: Meg (4), Gracie (2), Halle (2), Emmy (2), and Quinn (1).

 

 

Football Coach 

Rick L. Lyons – Outside Linebackers

rick.lyons@fresnocitycollege.edu

  • 6th Year Fresno City College
  • 43 years coaching football

Education
Buena High School 
Ventura College
California State University, Chico, BA in Physical Education

Playing Experience
Ventura College

Coaching Experience
Willows High School
Poway High School
Kerman High School
Hoover High School

Coaching Philosophy
Rick’s coaching philosophy is that football is a microcosm of life and it teaches you the skills and values needed to be successful.  Your attitude sets your altitude; never give up, never stop, give complete and total effort. That’s how you achieve your goals.

Personal
Rick married to Ginny in 1970 and they reside in Fresno and they have 3 sons; Rick, Mark, and Brett.

 


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Patrick Markarian – Offensive Line Coach

  • 1st year at Fresno City College
  • 2nd year coaching football

Education
Clovis West High School
Fresno City College
Indiana State University, BA in History

Playing Experience
Fresno City College - Won Two Valley Conference Championships
Indiana State University

Coaching Experience
Indiana State University

Coaching Philosophy
I want guys that love football. They must be ready to work with a blue collar mentality. At the same time they must love to compete to win, because competition brings out the best in all players. 

 

 

 Football Coach

Jesus Reyes – Running Backs Coach

jesus.reyes@fresnocitycollege.edu

  • 5th year at Fresno City College
  • 13 years coaching football.

Education

Chino High School
Northern Arizona University
Mt. San Antonio
San Diego State University, BA Sociology
St Mary's, MA Health Physical Education & Recreation

Playing Experience

Northern Arizona University
Mt. San Antonio College
San Diego State University
NFL: San Francisco 49ers
CFL: Hamilton, Ottawa
AFL: Arizona, San Diego, Red Dogs

Coaching Experience

Horizon High School, San Diego, CA
Stockton Lightning (AFL2)
San Joaquin Delta College

Coaching Philosophy

My philosophy as it pertains to football can be summed up into this; Task Mastery, this is simply a sports psychology term used to ensure all focus and effort has been placed on the attempt to successfully master the task specific to your position and or side of the ball.  In its purest form, its not trying to win the drill, but trying to master the skill. By mastery of the skill, winning is an inevitable in the end.

Personal

Jesus and his wife Michaela reside in Fresno with their 2 sons, Saxon (6) and Quinn (4). 

 

 

Football Coach

Keith Travis

keith.travis@fresnounified.org

  • 8th year at Fresno City College
  • 15 years coaching football.

Education
Grossmont College, All-Conference receiver
Fresno State, BA Kinesiology, MA Cross Cultural Education

Playing Experience
Burroughs High School
Grossmont College
Fresno State

Coaching Experience
Clovis East High School
McLane High School
 
Coaching Philosophy
The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have somebody on your side. Coming together is the foundation, working together is progress, and staying together is success".
 
Personal
Travis and his wife, Brandy, have three kids:  Malia (8), Makayla (6), and Kayden (3).  They reside in Fresno

 

 

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Dwayne Wright – Linebacker Coach

slice34dw@gmail.com

  • 2nd year at Fresno City College
  • 5th year coaching.

Education
Lincoln High School
West Hills College-Coalinga
California State University Fresno, BA Communications/Broadcasting

Playing Experience
West Hills College
Fresno State University- Second-team All-WAC.
NFL- Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburg Steelers
CFL- Toronto Argonauts
UFL- Hartford Colonials

Coaching Experience
University City High
Lincoln High School
Morse High School
West Hills College

Coaching Philosophy
I take a tough, hard-nosed and situational approach when it comes to the coaching aspect, but as a mentor figure when it comes to everyday life and helping these gentleman reach their goals by earning their degrees and continuing on to a 4 year institution academically and athletically.

Personal
Dwayne is married to Sheri and they live in Fresno. He has 5 kids, Naliyah (15), Demarion (13), Zahra (5), D'merus (1), and Ava (5).

 


Jim Rothford

Jim Rothford - Equipment Manager

jim.rothford@fresnocitycollege.edu

Education
Hollywood High School
Los Angeles Valley College
Fresno State University

 

 

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson - Athletic Trainer

scott.nelson@fresnocitycollege.edu


Education
Saratoga High School
West Valley College
Fresno State University
Colorado State University



 


Last updated: 1/24/2017 10:55:16 AM