(Photo: Guy Vandenbossche)

 

Coach Contreras has coached high school football in California for 45 years and in Europe for nine years. He was a Head Coach for 17 years at two different high schools and the Head Coach for five years of five different European clubs in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. He have coached every offensive and defensive position over the years.

HIGH SCHOOL

Thousand Oaks H.S. (8 Seasons)
1970-1971
Junior Varsity Defensive Coordinator
1972-1977
Varsity Kicking Game Coordinator (5 seasons)
Varsity Offensive Coordinator (1 season)
5 Marmonte League Championships
5 C.I.F. Playoff Teams

Westlake H.S. (11 Seasons)
1978-1988
Head Varsity Coach
1 Frontier League Championship
2 Marmonte League Championships
4 C.I.F. Playoff Teams

Rio Mesa H.S. (12 Seasons)
1989-1993
Varsity Defensive Coordinator (5 seasons)
Varsity Offensive Coordinator (1 season)
1994-2000
Head Varsity Coach
4 C.I.F. Playoff Teams

Buena H.S. (3 Seasons)
2001-2003
Varsity Defensive Coordinator
3 C.I.F. Playoff Teams

Rio Mesa H.S. (8 Seasons)
2004 to 2007
Varsity Defensive Coordinator
2 Pacific View League Championships
3 C.I.F. Playoff Teams
2008 to 2009
Head Freshman Coach
2010 to 2011
Varsity Offensive/Defensive Line Coach
1 Pacific View League Championship
1 C.I.F. Playoff Team

Newbury Park H.S. (3 Seasons)
2013 to 2015
Junior Varsity Head Coach
2 Camino League Championships

EUROPE

Catania Elephants, Sicily, Italy (2 Seasons)
2008
Defensive Coordinator
Italian Football League Serie A Semi-Finals
2009
Head Coach

Hässleholm Hurricanes, Sweden (1 Season)
2010
Head Coach

Thun Tigers, Switzerland (1 Season)
2012
Head Coach

Bron-Villeurbanne Falcons, France (1 Season)
2012-13
Head Coach
French Division III National Champions 12-0

Murcia Cobras, Spain (1 Season)
2015
Head Coach
Spanish Serie B Playoffs

Wäsby Warriors, Sweden (2 Seasons)
2016-17
Assistant Coach/Consultant
In charge of teaching fundamentals and coaching the coaches

Osos Rivas and Guadalajara Stings, Spain (1 Season)
2016
Assistant Coach/Consultant
In charge of teaching fundamentals and coaching the coaches

AWARDS AND HONORS

American Football Coaches Association 35 year Life Membership Award, 2010

Ventura County Football Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year, 1979 and 1980

Ventura County Football Coaches Assoc. Coach Staff of the Year, 2003 and 2004

Head Coach Ventura County All-Star Game, 1980

Co-Head Coach San Fernando Valley All-Star Game, 1981

Asst. Coach Ventura County All-Star Games, 1974, 1990 and 1994

President Southern California Interscholastic Football Coaches Association, 1985

Board of Directors, So. Calif. Interscholastic Football Coaches Assoc., 1980-1988

President Ventura County Football Coaches Association, 1981

Secretary/Treasurer Ventura County Football Coaches Association, 1982-2007

C.I.F. Football Advisory Football Committee, 1984-1986

All-C.I.F. Division IV Football Team Selection Committee, 1998 and 1999

2003 inductee into the St. Francis High School Athletic Hall of Fame

2004 inductee into the Westlake High School Football Hall of Fame

2015 inductee into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame

2004 California Interscholastic Federation – Southern Section inaugural Champion of Character Award recipient

Speaker at various Football Clinics in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Spain.

Oxnard Union High School District Superintendent’s Inspirational Service Award, 1999

University of California at San Diego Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002

Rio Mesa High School Teacher of the Year, 1991