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Coaching Staff

Thadd MacNeal


Varsity - Head Coach

  1. 11th season as the head coach at Carlsbad High School
  2. 2020 Coach of the year-San Diego Union Tribune
  3. 2020 #1 Public school in CA, #2 in SD,#6 in CA, Avocado League Champ
  4. 2019 Open Division Finals--Ranked #2 Avocado League Champs
  5. 2018 Semi Final Appearance - Open Div Rank #3
  6. Former head coach at Lakewood High School
  7. Former coach of multiple Under Amour All American Games
  8. Former Semper Fidelis All American Game Director
  9. Former head coach for the East-West All Star Game
  10. Head Coach of the 605 All Star Game
  11. CHS Class of 1989

Paul Publico


Varsity - Assistant Head Coach & Defensive Coordinator

All CIF Linebacker at Los Alamitos High School
Letterman at UC Davis - Football
8th season at Carlsbad High School

Brett Swain


Wide Receivers Coach

All CIF WR at Carlsbad High School
3-year starter at SDSU
Pro Football Player - Green Bay Packers, SF 49'ers
6th season at Carlsbad HS - CHS Class of 2003

Steve Gaspari


Wide Receivers Coach

All CIF Quarterback at Westchester High School
7th season at Carlsbad High School

Nick Inman


Offensive Line

All League Safety at Carlsbad High School
6th season at Carlsbad High School - CHS Class of 1997

Justin Heieck


Offensive Line

All League Offensive Lineman, Northern CA Conference

2nd season at Carlsbad High School

Joel Banuelos


Defensive Line

20 Year Coaching Veteran

Oceanside High School Graduate

2nd season at Carlsbad High School

Neal Wynn


Defensive Backs

All CIF DB at Overland High School (Colorado)
Letterman at Southern Colorado - Football
6th season at Carlsbad High School

Aaron Gutridge


Linebackers

All CIF Linebacker at Tustin High School
Letterman at the University of Idaho - Football
4th season at Carlsbad High School

Christian Chapman


Quarterbacks

All CIF QB at Carlsbad High School
4-year starter at SDSU
Most wins in SDSU Football History
3rd season at Carlsbad HS - CHS Class of 2015

Kaleb Katzmyer


Running backs

All League Safety at Mission Hills High School
3rd season at Carlsbad High School

Keenan Howry


Tight Ends

All CIF player at Los Alamitos High School

4 year starter at the University of Oregon

5 years in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings

6th season at Carlsbad High School

Richard Campa


Special Teams

10th season at Carlsbad High School – CHS Class of 1986

Tom Carrol

Defensive Backs

Defensive Backs

Oceanside Graduate

Currently Teaching at San Marcos High School

8th year as a High School Football Coach

1st season at Carlsbad High School

Barry Sher

Defensive Consultant

Defensive Consultant

25 years Los Alamitos High School, Defensive Coordinator

2nd season at Carlsbad High School

Derrick Williams


Freshman Head Coach

All CIF Linebacker at Carlsbad High School
2 Year starter at SDSU
6th season at Carlsbad High School - CHS Class of 1988

Saul Paleo


Freshman Defensive Coordinator

All League Receiver at Carlsbad High School
7th season at Carlsbad HS - CHS Class of 2011             

Roy Holmes


Freshman WR/DB

2nd season at Carlsbad High School

Letterman at Northern Arizona University

Hank Dembroski


Freshman D Line

University of Wisconsin

Works at EXOS

1st season at Carlsbad High School

Lance Thomas


Freshman Linebackers & Running Backs

2 year Letterman at Fresno State - Football

1st season at Carlsbad High School

Josh Walker


Freshman D Line

2 Year Varsity Letterman - Football

Attending California State San Marcos

1st season at Carlsbad High School – CHS Class of 2021

Tom Bloomquist

Athletic Director - CHS

Brianna Millard

Athletic Trainer - CHS