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Spring Sports

Castaic spring sports run from February - May
Head Coach: Darrell Davis
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Baseball coach Darrell Davis, is 47 years old. He has lived in Santa Clarita for over 34 years.Coach Davis graduated from Saugus High School in 1989. He played baseball and football in high school. Coach Davis played baseball at College of the Canyons and one year at Cal State Northridge.

He currently is a Sergeant II for the Los Angeles Police Department. Coach Davis has two boys, one of his sons Devin graduated from Valencia High School High in 2015 and is currently playing in the minor leagues for the Anaheim Angels. Coach Davis's other son Darren, is currently a sophomore at Saugus High School and is playing on the Junior Varsity Baseball team.

Coach Davis has been coaching for 25 years. He has coached several travel ball teams and has been successful at several levels. Coach Davis also has been coaching in the Santa Clarita Warrior Football program for 15 years. 

Coach Davis enjoys coaching and mentoring young adults. Coach Davis has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal justice and an Associates degree in Physical Education.

Coach Davis is delighted to be a Castaic Coyote!!!!!

Boys Golf
Head Coach: Austin Rocha
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My name is Austin Rocha and I am the head coach of the Castaic Coyotes golf team. Being chosen to lead this program is truly an honor. I grew up in Castaic, attended West Ranch, and played competitive golf for 7 years all around Southern California. I’m excited to be at the helm of my hometown team, especially given the highly anticipated opening of our school. 

I am very excited to compete with the Foothill League and CIF-SS golf teams around Southern California and look forward to representing, leading and mentoring each student on and off the course.

Boys Volleyball
Head Coach: Adam Burger
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My name is Adam Burger and I am excited to join the coaching staff at Castaic High School. I played volleyball at Canyon High School before finding my passion for coaching. I had 8 successful seasons coaching both boys and girls JV teams at Golden Valley High School before taking the Varsity Head Coach position at Highland High School for their Girls Volleyball Team. I also currently coach at LAVA North Volleyball Club for two of their travel teams. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish this coming season at Castaic High School!

Head Coach: Jay Creps
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Coach Creps attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho where he majored in pre-law and government.  He is currently retired from Anheuser-Busch in Los Angeles where he was a Warehouse Supervisor there for almost 28 years. His wife was the Quality Assurance asst. manager.


Coach Creps has two boys and one daughter, his two boys graduated from Hart High School where they played soccer and baseball.  The oldest is a Los Angeles City Fire Fighter and Paramedic.  The youngest is a Building Engineer in Westlake, CA.  His daughter graduated from Valencia High School where she played soccer and softball.  She went to UCLA as a softball catcher and played in China as a Junior Olympic Player.  She currently manages two departments in the Human Resources Department of Henry Mayo Hospital.  He and his wife are very excited to be the grandparents of five beautiful granddaughters!


Coach Creps has been coaching at the high school level for 21 years, including 5 years as an asst. coach at Valencia High School.  He also coached his daughter to a national championship at the 23 and under level in travel ball.  He has been to the City Championship Game twice and to the Semi Championship Game numerous times.


Coach Creps is very excited to be at Castaic High School and be a “Castaic Coyote!!!”  The school is beyond belief in the opportunities available for the students in academics and sports!     

Head Coach: Grant Richman
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Grant Richman, a former NCAA athlete from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, is also a local boy, having swam at Granada Hills Charter High School and Rattler Swim Club as a student athlete.  He earned a scholarship to swim distance freestyle, distance I.M., and distance butterfly events at Allegheny while studying political science and Arabic. 

After college, he coached with the Paseo Swim Club and Rattler Swim Club as both a senior and age group coach, then becoming the head coach of Granada Hills Charter High School in 2017. While at GHCHS, the swim and dive team won five “All City Runner-Up” titles and qualified for the California State Swim Meet each year.

In addition to his coaching resume, he has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, and a single-subject social science teaching credential. He brings expansive experience to the pool deck including injury prevention, dynamic dry land training, and season planning. He is looking forward to helping Castaic High School develop a successful swim program that values scholarship, athletic excellence, emotional intelligence, and perseverance.

Track & Field
Head Coach: Eric Charles Johnson 
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Coach Eric Johnson is a Santa Clarita native, and attended Canyon High School where he lettered in Football and Track. After graduating, Coach Johnson competed in Track and Field at the Division 1 level at Cal Poly. His attitude, academic achievements, and athletic prowess saw him named captain of his track team. 

After graduating, Coach Johnson was invited to assist with the sprints group at Canyon, to determine whether he was suited for a career in coaching. He instantly formed a special bond with his athletes, pushing them on and off the track and quickly found that helping students achieve their goals was his true calling. 

Coach Johnson spent the past nine years as the full time head coach of the boys and girls sprints group at the varsity, junior varsity, and frosh- soph levels at Canyon High School. While at Canyon, Coach Johnson won nine Foothill League championships. 

Throughout his career, Coach Johnson learned from highly decorated coaches such as Canyon High School legends Paul Broneer and Dave Delong; as well as Olympic standout Denean Hill. 

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and a steadfast motivation to see his student athletes succeed. Coach Johnson is extremely excited to bring that winning tradition to Castaic and build this program from the ground up. 

Boys' Tennis
Head Coach: David Schwartz
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Castaic High School Tennis Coach and USPTA Pro 1 David Schwartz began teaching tennis to support himself and turned his love for the game into a career. Previously, he spent time as a salesman for Athletes Foot and as the front desk manager for the Spectrum Health Club. He finds that this experience has aided him in communicating more effectively with his students and understanding their needs in a healthy environment. "Selling shoes allowed me to understand why a tennis shoe is important and why a running shoe is dangerous," he says. "Good support and a good fit will make for a comfortable lesson."


Coach Schwartz utilizes an efficient way to verbally and physically communicate and demonstrate the game so his students can learn more easily."Without a doubt, I enjoy that 'ah-ha' stage when my students look up with these big eyes and say, 'Wow, it really works,'" Coach says.


As a player, David was a member of the John F. Kennedy High School championship tennis team in 1989 and 1990, and played for Pierce Community College in Woodland Hills, CA, where he received an Associate's Degree. He is a 15-year member of USPTA & USPTR, a life member of the USTA and a member of the Team Prince Racket Sponsorship and Oakley sunglasses. Also a member of USRSA, he is soon to be a master racket technician.


Mastering communication with his students is what Coach is most proud of as a tennis professional. He uses a particular saying for teaching ground strokes: "Lock it, leave it, brush it, breathe it.”


Off the courts, Coach has finished two Los Angeles marathons, both in under four and a half hours. Coach David, his wife Jean, their two young daughters Sydney and Cameron, and son Jacob reside in Santa Clarita, California.  They enjoy soccer, golf, Pilates, gymnastics, skiing, hiking, rollerblading, running and biking... basically any sport!!!