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Facts & Tradition

The Notre Dame High School football program has a very proud and successful tradition. Over the past 22 years, Notre Dame has won 15 league championships and has played in seven CIF Championship games, winning four. More importantly, the young men involved in the Notre Dame football program learn the value of positive attitude, strong work ethic, unselfishness, civility, teamwork, overcoming adversity, loyalty, honor and humility.

List of 5 items.

  • Quarterback Tradition

    The following Notre Dame High School quarterbacks were named All-CIF and/or played college and/or professional  sports (since 1990):

    2015 – Cole Klayman – Shippensburg University Football
    2013 – Grant Kraemer – Drake University Football 
    2012 – Kelly Hillinski – Columbia University Football
    2008 – Ryan Kasdorf – Gatorade California State Player of the Year – Morningside College
    2007 – Dayne Crist – All CIF – University of Notre Dame Football
    2003-2005 – Garrett Green – three time All CIF – CIF Player of the Year – USC  Football
    2002 – Marcel Marquez – All CIF – CIF Player of the Year
    2001 – Phil Beckman – All CIF
    1999 – Jonathon Brewster – ALL CIF – USC Baseball
    1996 – Jorge Piedra – All CIF – Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers
    1995 – Ryan Bowne – All CIF
    1993 – Jabbar Craigwell – All CIF – Yale University Football
  • Receiver, RB & DB Tradition

    The following wide receivers, running backs and/or defensive backs were named All-CIF and/or received a scholarship and/or played professional sports since 1980:

    2016 – Khalid Taylor – All CIF
    2015 – Billy Humphreys – San Jose State University Football
    2015 – Ryan McNab – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Football
    2015 – Morris Bowman – University of Nevada Football
    2014 – CJ Sanders – University of Notre Dame Football
    2014 – Mike Little – Purdue University Football
    2014 – Nik Lyons – College of Idaho Football
    2014 – Tyler McGarry – University of Colorado Football
    2013 – Koa Farmer – All CIF – Penn State University Football
    2013 – Daniel Khan – North Texas Football
    2013 – Matt McNab – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Football
    2012 – Khalfani Muhammad – All CIF – Cal Football & drafted by the Tennessee Titans
    2011 – Sam Robinson – Linfield College
    2011 – Derick Turner – Linfield College
    2008-2009 – Kenny Boggs – two-time All CIF – Doane College Football
    2008 – Chris McNeill – All CIF – University of Wyoming Football
    2008 – James Flynn – All CIF – Lehigh University Football
    2006 – Shane Horton – All CIF – USC Football
    2006 – Giancarlo Stanton – All CIF – Drafted by the Miami Marlins
    2005 – Jess Stricklin – All CIF
    2004-2005 – Rodney Glass – two-time All CIF – Arizona State Football
    2003 – Brandon Clayton – All CIF
    2003 – Anthony Piedra – All CIF
    2002-2004 – Cary Harris – three-time All CIF – USC Football
    2001 – Louie Procopio – All CIF
    2000 – Jim Sharpe – All CIF
    1997 – Todd Fenton – All CIF – Brown University Football
    1997 – Brandon Braga – All CIF
    1996-1997 – Justin Fargas two-time All CIF – USC Football & Oakland Raiders
    1995 – Troy Garner – All CIF – USC Football
    1994 – Robbie Brewster – All CIF
    1989 – Errol Small – All CIF – USC Football
    1988 – Reggie Dominique – All CIF – Santa Clara University Football
    1986 – John Perak – All CIF – Colorado Football
    1984 – Rocky Palamara – All CIF – Cal State Fullerton Football
    1983 – Brian Lucewitz – Santa Clara University Football
  • Kicker/Long Snapper Tradition

    2016 – Noah Rodriguez-Trammel – University of Utah Football
    2015 – Koby Walsh – UCLA Football
    2013 – Lucas Alfonso – Chapman University Football
    2010 – Hayden Ross – All CIF 
    2009 – Eric Solis – All CIF – University of Oregon Football
    2006 – Eric Folk – All CIF – University of Washington Football
    2004 and 2005 – Kai Forbath – All CIF – UCLA Football All American, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings
    2002 – Mike Allen – All CIF – Holy Cross University Football
    2000 and 2001 – Nick Folk – All CIF – University of Arizona Football – Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets
    1995 – Chris Sailer – All CIF (National record holder for field goals in a season) – UCLA All American
    1989 – Chris Afarian – All CIF – University of Santa Clara Football
  • Linebacker Tradition

    2016 – Kylan WIlborn – All CIF – University of Arizona Football
    2008 – Jordan Barrett – All CIF – UCLA Football
    2006 and 2007 – Anthony McDonald – 2 Time All CIF – University of Notre Dame Football
    2005 – Rashad Kendall – All CIF
    2004 – Chauncey Fagan – All CIF – Humbolt State University Football
    2004 – Matt Estrada – All CIF
    2003 – KC Croal – All CIF – University of Pennsylvania Football
    2002 – Kosta Ioakim – All CIF
    2000 – Tom Curiel – All CIF
    1999 – Alec Moss – All CIF – Xavier University Baseball
    1999 – Mike Barron – All CIF
    1996 – Kevin Stromsborg – All CIF – UCLA Football 
    1994 – David Dupetit – All CIF
    1990 – Mike Curiel – Portland State University Football
    1988 – Gerardo Troncoso – All CIF
  • Linemen Tradition

    The following Notre Dame High School offensive and defensive linemen were named All-CIF and/or played college and/or professional sports (since 1980):

    2016 – Jordan Palmer – All CIF 
    2013 – Deion Dayao – All CIF – UC Santa Barbara track and Field
    2012 – Kyle Sulka – All CIF – U.C. Davis Football
    2009 – Daniel Munyer – University of Colorado Football - Kansas City Chiefs
    2009 – Tyler Sulka – All CIF – Arizona State Football
    2008 – Ben Gottschalk – All CIF – SMU Football - Kansas City Chiefs
    2007 – Wes Horton – All CIF – USC Football – Carolina Panthers
    2006 – Aaron Thomas – All CIF – Harvard University Football
    2005-2006 – Sam DeMartinis – All CIF – Cal Football
    2005 – Will Sandifer – All CIF
    2004 – David Curiel – All CIF
    2004 – Tony DeMartinis – All CIF – San Diego State Football
    2004 – Anthony Santa Croce – All CIF – Assumption College Football 
    2003-2004 – Josh Cordray – All CIF
    2002 – Verlondon Harris – All CIF – USC Track and Field
    2002 – Alex Puccinelli – All CIF – University of Utah Football
    2000-2001 – Tim Volk – All CIF – Boise State Football
    2000 – Carlos Gonzales – All CIF
    1999 – Chris Burgess – All CIF
    1998-1999 – Travis Johnson – All CIF – Florida State Football – Houston Texans/San Diego Chargers
    1997 – Brandon Woods – All CIF
    1996 – Ricky Bednarek – All CIF
    1995 – Kareem Missoumi – All CIF – San Diego State Football
    1994-1995 – Edgar Nava – All CIF – San Jose State Football
    1993 – Andrew Mikhial – All CIF
    1989-1990 – John Di Sante – All CIF – University of Washington Football
    1989 – Owen Taylor – All CIF
    1983 – John Simic – All CIF – Harvard University Football

Sports Awards

List of 8 items.

  • 2017-2018

    Varsity
    MVP – Michael Whiteside
    MV Defensive Player – Sequoia Magdalena
    MV Offensive Player – Noah Taylor
    MV Lineman – Jordan Palmer
    MV Back – McKel Broussard
    Lifter of the Year – Griffin Hartshorn (Weight Lifting Trophy)
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Cade Harris

    JV
    MV Offensive Player – Anthony Spearman
    MV Defensive Player – Jacob Moore
    Most Improved Player – Jeromiah Garmon
    Coaches Award – Justin Horton

    Freshman
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Brian Dennis
    Co-Most Valuable Offensive Player – Sam Black
    Co-Most Valuable Offensive Player – Griffin Cleveland
    Co-Coach’s Award – Kai Yamasaki
    Co-Coach’s Award – Elias Larry
    Lineman of the Year – John Gayer
  • 2016-2017

    Varsity
    MVP – Khalid Taylor
    MV Defensive Player – Michael Whiteside
    MV Offensive Player – Kylan Wilborn
    MV Lineman – Jordan Palmer
    MV Back – Cameron Jones
    Lifter of the Year – Nick Cotta
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Chris Galvez

    JV
    MV Offensive Player – Christian Grubb
    MV Defensive Player – Tadashi Butler
    Most Improved Offense Player – Andrew Graves
    Most Improved Defensive Player – Sam Patrick
    Coaches Award – JT Machuca

    Freshman
    MVP – Devan Ornelas
    MV Offensive Player – Maurice Johnson
    MV Defensive Player – Justin Horton
    Coach’s Award – Sean Guyton
    Lineman of the Year – Ben Griffin
  • 2015-2016

    Varsity
    MVP
     – Khalid Taylor
    MV Defensive Player – Ryan McNab
    MV Offensive Player – Cole Klayman
    MV Lineman – Vincent Raggio
    MV Back – Leo Lambert
    Most Improved Player – Billy Humphreys
    Lifter of the Year – Dariush Stein
    Lifter of the Year - Noel Iwuchukwu
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award - Steven Nassif

    JV
    MVP - Tommy Cantrell
    MV Offensive Player - Cade Harris
    MV Defensive Player - Luca DeCristo
    MV Defensive Player - Brady Barrett

    Freshman
    MVP - McKel Broussard
    MV Offensive Player - Scott Harris
    MV Defensive Player - Frank Walles
    Coach’s Award - Robert Maliwanag
    Lineman of the Year – William Dickens
  • 2014-2015

    Varsity
    MVP
     – CJ Sanders
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Aaron Haigler
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Mike Ramos
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Leo Lambert III
    Most Valuable Lineman – Austin Swanson
    Most Valuable Back – Nik Lyons
    Lifter of the Year – Mike Ramos

    JV
    MVP - Derek Ruedy
    Offensive MVP - Tyler Asemota
    Defensive MVP -  Justin Palmer
    Most Improved - Jourdain Gastineau

    Freshman
    Most Valuable PlayerMichael Whiteside
    Most Valuable Offensive PlayerNoah Taylor
    Most Valuable LinemanJordan Palmer
    Most Improved PlayerMy'khail Thomas
  • 2013-2014

    Varsity
    MVP
     – Koa Farmer
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Daniel Khan
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Mike Ramos
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Grant Kraemer
    Most Valuable Lineman – Deion Dayao
    Most Valuable Back – Chris Colarossi
    Most Improved Player – Grant Charmichael
    Lifter of the Year – Riley Lynch
    Lifter of the Year – Cameron Page

    JV
    MVP - Edward Guerrero
    Offensive MVP - Deandrey Carter
    Defensive MVP -  Anthony Chaidez
    Most Valuable Lineman - Steven Nassif
    Most Improved - Deonte Perry

    Freshman
    Most Valuable Player – Khalid Taylor
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Kylan Wilborn
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Devon Calloway
    Most Valuable Lineman – Ryan Yadon
    Coach’s Award – Derek Ruedy
  • 2012-2013

    Varsity
    MVP
     – Khalfani Muhammad
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Anthony Gutierrez
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – J.J. Muno
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Kelly Hilinski
    Most Valuable Lineman – Kyle Sulka
    Most Valuable Back – Koa Farmer
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Dominick Mugavero
    Lifter of the Year – Matt McNab
    Lifter of the Year – Nick Monica

    CIF
    Khalfani Muhammad – 1st Team All League
    Kyle Sulka – 1st Team All League
     
    SERRA LEAGUE
    Khalfani Muhammad – Serra League MVP
    Kyle Sulka – Serra League Lineman of the Year
    Kelly Hilinski – 1st Team Offense
    Nick Monica – 1st Team Offense
    Dominck Mugavero – 1st Team Offense
    Koa Farmer – 1st Team Defense
    Anthony Gutierrez – 1st Team Defense
    Matt McNab – 1st Team Defense
    JJ Muno – 1st Team Defense
    Chris Colarossi – 2nd Team Offense
    Daniel Khan – 2nd Team Offense
    Kyle Ause – 2nd Team Defense
    Deion Dayao – 2nd Team Defense

    JV
    Most Valuable Defensive Player - Parker Lynch
    Most Valuable Offensive Player -  Travis Larson
    Most Valuable Lineman - Ian Jost
    Most Improved - Jason Starcher

    Freshman
    Most Valuable Offensive Player - Leo Lambert
    Most Valuable Defensive Player -  Edward Guerrero
    Most Valuable Lineman - Vince Raggio
    Most Valuable Wide Receiver/Defensive Back - Max Weisman
    Coach's Award - Alex de Almeida
    

  • 2011-2012

    Varsity
    MVP
     – Sam Robinson
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – J.J. Muno
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Khalfani Muhammad
    Most Valuable Lineman – Kyle Sulka
    Most Valuable Back – Nick Holland
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Josh Anderson
    Most Improved Player – Cody Page
    Lifter of the Year – Austin Crist
    Lifter of the Year – Josh Anderson

    JV
    MVP - Chris Colarossi
    Most Valuable Defensive Player - Martin Barboza
    Most Valuable Offensive Player -  Tony Gutierrez
    Most Valuable Lineman - Isaias Najera
    Most Improved - Grant Carmichael

    Freshman
    Most Valuable Player – Michael Ramos
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Tyler Hilinski
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – Michael Little
    Most Valuable Lineman – Austin Swanson
    Coach's Award – Brendan Barrett
    Coach's Award – Nikolas Lyons
  • 2010-2011

    Varsity
    MVP
     – Cole Spurlin
    Most Valuable Defensive Player – J.J. Sabatine
    Most Valuable Offensive Player – Matt Lathuras
    Most Valuable Lineman – Austin Crist
    Most Valuable Back – Khalfani Muhammad
    Bobby Satterfield Memorial Award – Nick Huynh
    Most Improved Player – LeRoy Tanoai
    Lifter of the Year – Nick Huynh
    Lifter of the Year – J.J. Sabatine

    JV
    MVP - Darian Bryant
    Most Valuable Defensive Player - Ben Sloan
    Most Valuable Offensive Player -  Cody Page
    Most Valuable Lineman - A.J. Aguilera
    Most Improved - Niko Walsh

Head Coach Kevin Rooney

Coach Kevin Rooney has been Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Notre Dame High School since 1980. Since 1993, Notre Dame Football has been one of the most consistently successful programs in the state of California. Over that span Notre Dame has won 16 League Championships, 4 CIF Championships, and was CIF Runner-up 3 times. The undefeated 2004 team was named the Division II State Champions, number 2 in the Western United States and ranked 11th in the nation. In 8 of the last 14 years, Notre Dame Football has ranked among the top 25 in the nation at some point during the season, including 7th in the nation by Sports Illustrated during the 2008 season. In 2013 Notre Dame was named among the top 10 Football Dynasties in the State of California by Max Preps. 

During his career Coach Rooney has been named CIF Coach of the Year 4 times, Coach of the Year twice each by the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News, California State Coach of the Year by Cal Hi Sports, West Region Coach of the Year by Schutt Sports and was awarded the Gerald R. Ford All American High School Coach Award by the American Football Foundation. He has also been inducted into the California Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 

Under Coach Rooney’s tutelage, Notre Dame Football has produced 5 USA Today Parade Magazine All-Americans (Chris Sailer 1995, Justin Fargas 1997, Travis Johnson 2000, Kai Forbath 2006 and Dayne Crist 2008), 4 U.S. Army Bowl All Americans (Kai Forbath 2006, Anthony McDonald 2008, Wes Horton 2008 and Dayne Crist 2008), 2 Gatorade California State Players of the Year (Justin Fargas 1997 and Ryan Kasdorf 2009), 2 Cal-Hi State Athletes of the Year (Giancarlo Stanton 2006-2007 and Khalfani Muhammad 2011-2012 and 2012-2013) and 81 All CIF Players.

Knights in the NFL

The following are NDHS graduates currently playing in the NFL:
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