varsity-coaches

JEFF GRADY
HEAD COACH/OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

At Santa Margarita, Coach Grady is credited with coaching Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers,Offensive Linemen, and Corners/Safeties. Prior to this tenure, Coach Grady served his college alma mater, California State University, Fresno (CSUF), as a football coach for six years. He held the position of graduate assistant, tight end assistant coach, and quarterback coordinator.During his time with Fresno, Coach Grady coached players who have moved on to play for the National Football League (NFL) including Ryan Mathews of the Philadelphia Eagles and Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders. Off the field, Coach Grady worked at SMCHS as an Assistant Athletic Director and an Auxiliary Studies Program and Learning Strategies teacher. He has both his Bachelor’s in Economics with a minor in History and his Master’s in Kinesiology. Sport Psychology from California State University, Fresno. He and his wife, Breanne, reside in Huntington Beach with their two young children.

 

RICK JUSTICE
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Coach Justice, an Edison High School graduate, attended Edison from 1982 to 1986. Rick was part of the 1985 CIF Championship Team and was named Sunset League Player of the Year. He went on to be an All Conference Receiver at Weber State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Rick is starting his 13th year as a P.E. teacher and his 8th as the P.E. Department Coordinator. In his 10th year as the Defensive Coordinator, Rick continues a long tradition of pride for the Edison Defense. Standing tall, running the ball and out-hitting our opponents is what he preaches. Rick’s beautiful wife Orsi is an administrator at Rancho Alamitos High School. They live in Fountain Valley with their very fun nine-year-old boy named William.

 

DAVE YONTS
KICKERS

Coach Dave Yonts returns for his 10th year as a coach for Edison High School. Coach Yonts attended Edison High from 1994 to 1998. He played football, soccer and baseball. After graduation, Dave kicked at Orange Coast College and Bethany College in Kansas, where he earned his Bachelors degree in History. He is currently teaching Special Education at Edison High School. Dave enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Brittany, his amazing son Dylan, and his family and friends.

 

HUNTER WHITE
SPECIAL TEAMS/LINEBACKERS

This is Coach White’s second year coaching football for Edison high school. Hunter played receiver and linebacker at Edison from 2003 to 2006 and received All-County, All-CIF and All-Sunset League selections from 2004-2006. His senior year he was Sunset League MVP as well Sunset League Athlete of The Year where he lettered in 4 sports. (Football, Baseball, Basketball & Track). Hunter received a football scholarship to Boise State University where he played Linebacker from 2007-2011. He was a three-year special teams captain at Boise and is part of the winningest Division-1 program in NCAA history (50-3). Since graduation, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in communications, Hunter has worked in Sales and currently lives in Costa Mesa. He works with Coach Walters on defense with the linebackers and also coaches special teams.

 

MIKE WALTERS
RUNNING BACKS/LINEBACKERS

Coach Walters begins his 10th season coaching at Edison High School. Mike graduated from Marina High School in 1995 and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Long Beach State University. He has been teaching history at Edison for nine years and lives in Huntington Beach with his wife Nicole and two sons, Mikey and Dylan.

 

FREDDIE MARQUEZ
DEFENSIVE BACKS

Coach Marquez has more than 50 years experience coaching football, track and gymnastics at San Gabriel, Westminster and Edison High Schools. He has a daughter, Stacy who has given him three grandchildren, Parker, Spencer and Remington. His son Grady and his wife Cassie (Price) are both Edison Alumni and they have two children, Cooper and Grayson. Coach Marquez loves to travel (Hawaii) and lives in Huntington Beach.

 

BRUCE BELCHER
DEFENSIVE ENDS

Coach Belcher returns to join the Edison Varsity staff as Coach White prepares for his final season as the head coach of the Chargers. Along time Charger, Coach Belcher has coached on the freshman, sophomore and Varsity levels spending time as Coach White’s defensive coordinator as well as defensive ends coach for Bill Workman’s 1979 & 1980 CIF Championship teams. The former Athletic Director is the recipient of the CIF-SS Distinguished Service Award and was recently inducted into the Alhambra High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In retirement he serves as Edison’s Boy JV Golf Coach and travels with his lovely wife of 43 years, Mary. His daughters Lauren and Leyna are both member of Edison’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He is Proud to Be a Charger!

 

AL GRANADO
OFFENSIVE LINE/DEFENSIVE LINE

Al Granado

 

Defensive Line / Offensive Line

Al is entering his 14th year in the Edison Charger football program.  Al Played football for St. Paul High School in the late 70’s when they were nationally ranked then Long Beach City College where he was an All-Metro Conference player and eventually playing and graduating from Humboldt State University.  Al is also an accomplished Professional and Division 1 Football Official. He is currently active in the Arena Football League. Al has worked numerous BCS Bowl games as well as championship games on all levels, which include the Pac-12, Big West, WAC, MWC, AFL, UFL, XFL and NFL Europe.

Al’s son Dominic, who is an Edison Charger alumnus, attended Cal Berkeley University on a football scholarship and graduated this past year with a degree in Legal Studies.

JIMMY FLANAGAN
DEFENSIVE BACKS/RECEIVERS

This is coach Flanagan’s fourth year coaching football at Edison High School. Jimmy played Wide Receiver and Free Safety at Edison from 2002-2005 and received First Team All–CIF and All-Sunset League selections. Jimmy went on to play at Saddleback College and the University of Hawaii. Jimmy currently is a youth pastor at Seaside Community Church and also coaches Track & Field at Edison.

 

GREGG CAMPBELL
OFFENSIVE LINE

Coach Campbell has coached at Edison since the 2006 season. He also served as the head coach of the Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons in Lyon, France in the spring of 2014. Coach Campbell is a graduate of Troy University (Alabama) with a Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. Gregg enjoys his three children, Bryce (Edison Class of 2012), Brenna and PJ.