Randy Trivers: Head Football Coach
Coach Trivers is in his 22nd season in coaching. Prior to entering the coaching profession, Coach Trivers attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts where he played running back and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree as an English major with a concentration in African American Studies. Coach Trivers furthered his education at the University of Maryland, College Park by earning his Master of Education degree. He has been an assistant coach for a total of 6 seasons with stints at the University of Maryland, Syracuse University, Rutgers University and Thomas S. Wootton High School. Coach has been a head coach for a total of 15 seasons for 3 different programs compiling a record of 122 wins and 47 losses. He was the 1st coach in the history of Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland where he led the team to 5 Division Championships, 3 Region Championships and 1 State championship in 9 seasons. He was the Head Coach at Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Florida for 4 seasons where he led the team to 4 straight winning seasons, 2 state playoff appearances and its 1st home playoff win and District Championship since 1969. Most recently, Coach Trivers has led the Gonzaga College High School Eagles to a 21 and 5 record in 2 seasons including back to back DCSAA State Championship Titles. Coach Trivers has been an English teacher throughout his career and currently teaches Classic Literature and African American Literature at Gonzaga. Coach Trivers and his wife Amanda have to sons, Rex and Rhys.
Reggie Alston: Hybrids
Reggie Alston is in 22nd season in the profession and his 2nd season coaching at Gonzaga. Coach Alston spent 20 seasons coaching at Myrtle Beach High School in South Carolina which is also his alma mater. Coach Alston played college football at the University of Utah while earning his Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Criminology. Coach Alston and his wife Dee Dee have 3 daughters Laquavia, Lakeitha, and Shaqueta.
Christian Carpenter: Offensive Line/ Special Teams
Christian Carpenter is in his 1st year in the coaching profession. Coach Carpenter is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and later moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he graduated from Brentwood Academy. Coach Carpenter played at the University of Maryland where he also earned his Bachelor’s degree in History.
Adam DeMarco: Kickers & Punters/ Special Teams
Adam DeMarco is in his 3rd season coaching and his 1st at Gonzaga. Coach Demarco had previously coached for the Pro Star Kicking Academy. Coach DeMarco is Sarasota, Florida native where he attended Riverview High School. Coach DeMarco played at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Matt Holonich: Offensive Line
Matt Holonich is in his 4th year of coaching and his 2nd season at Gonzaga. Coach Holonich spent 2 seasons on the staff at Morgantown High School before joining Gonzaga’s staff. Coach Holonich is from Olney, Maryland where he graduated from Sherwood High School. Coach Holonich attended West Virginia University and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education.
George Mitchell: Defensive Line
George Mitchell is in his 4th season coaching and his 3rd at Gonzaga. Coach Mitchell spent 1 season coaching at Atholton High School prior to joining the Gonzaga staff. Coach Mitchell is originally from Petersburg, Virginia but later moved to Great Mills, Maryland where he graduated from Great Mills High School. Coach Mitchell played football at Towson University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management while minoring in Business.
John Panker: Defensive Backs
John Panker is in his 11th season coaching and his 2nd season at Gonzaga. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Coach Panker coached at Maret, McNamara, and St. John’s. Coach Panker is from Bowie, Maryland and is an alum of Bowie High School. Coach Panker is also an alum of Towson University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Chris Rosier: Receivers
Coach Rosier is in his 12th season coaching with all 12 being spent at Gonzaga. Coach Rosier is originally from Dallas, Texas and later moved to Virginia. Coach Rosier is a 1996 graduate of Gonzaga College High School and played football for the College of William & Mary while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Danny Schaechter: Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks
Danny Schaecter, known as Coach Shack, is in his 12 season coaching and his 3rd at Gonzaga. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Coach Shack worked on the coaching staffs at Illinois State University, Arkansas Tech University, Jack Britt High School (NC), and Leesburg High School (FL). Coach Shack is from Northbrook, Illinois where he graduated from Glenbrook North High School. Coach Shack and his wife Nicole have a 5 year old daughter named Hailey and are expecting a son this winter.
Conrad Singh: Special Teams Coordinator/ Tight Ends & Running Backs
Conrad Singh is in his 11th season coaching. He spent 2 seasons assisting the Hampden-Sydney College staff prior to his 9 seasons at Gonzaga. Coach Singh is from Fort Washington, Maryland and is a class of 2000 graduate of Gonzaga College High School. Coach Singh played at Hampden-Sydney College and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Coach Singh was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014. Coach Singh and his wife Gemini have a 1 year old daughter named Michaela.
Paul Swanson: Defensive Assistant/ Special Teams
Paul Swanson is in his 5th season coaching at Gonzaga. Coach Swanson is a Brookfield, Connecticut native where he attended Brookfield High School. Coach Swanson received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and his Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Jon Volpe: Defensive Coordinator/ Linebackers
Jon Volpe is in his 9th season of coaching and his 6th season at Gonzaga. He coached at Albany and RPI prior to coming to Gonzaga. Coach Volpe is from Reston, Virginia where he graduated from South Lakes High School. Coach Volpe played at the University of Albany where he earned his Bachelor’s in Finance and Master of Business Administration degree.
Justin Young: Offensive Line
Justin Young is in his 5th season in the coaching profession and his 3rd season at Gonzaga. He coached at Thomas S. Wootton High School before joining the Gonzaga staff. Coach Young is from Germantown, Maryland where he graduated from Northwest High School. Coach Young played collegiately at Virginia Tech and completed his playing career and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration at Morgan State University.
John Bean: Defensive Backs
John Bean is in his 2nd season of coaching at Gonzaga. Coach Bean is from Rockville, Maryland and is a 2006 graduate of Gonzaga College High School. Coach Bean graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Terry Kernan: Quarterbacks
Terry Kernan is in his 4th season coaching as part of Gonzaga’s football staff. Coach Kernan is a Rockville, Maryland native and graduated from Gonzaga in 2008. Coach Kernan played football at St. Vincent College where he earned a degree in Mathematics.
Devin Salley: Strength & Conditioning/Special Teams
Coach Salley is in his 4th season coaching and his 2nd season with Gonzaga. Coach Salley has worked on staffs at the University of Tennessee, the University of Maryland, and the University of Southern Mississippi prior to coming to Gonzaga. Coach Salley is from Germantown, Maryland where he graduated from Seneca Valley High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Frostburg State University. Coach Salley is currently working towards earning a Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University.
Domonique Saunders: Receivers
Coach Saunders is in his 8th season of his coaching career and all 8 have been with Gonzaga. Coach Saunders is a Washington D.C. native and is a graduate of Eastern High School. Coach Saunders played at Georgetown University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Coach Saunders and his wife Kristina are expecting their 1st child this winter.
Jake Simmons: Offensive Line
Jake Simmons is in his 1st season coaching at Gonzaga. Coach Simmons is originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma and now resides in Woodbridge, Virginia. Coach Simmons is a 1965 graduate of Gonzaga College High School. Coach Simmons earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Maryland and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma.
David Slavin-Staffini: Administrative Operations
Known as Coach Double S, David Slavin-Staffini, known as Coach Double S, is in his 2nd season with the Gonzaga staff. Coach Double S is from Annapolis, Maryland and graduated from the Severn School in Severna Park. Coach Double S attended George Washington University and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Sports Management.