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Flag Bears
Bryan Mariscal

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Jr Mitey Mite Bears

Coach Matt Geldermann

About Me:
 I've lived in South Orange County after fulfilling Federal service in 2012. I live with my beautiful wife Tiziana, our son Gannon and our puppy Teddy with a new addition due this Fall! I was fortunate enough to be a team captain at De La Salle High School in Concord, CA and win two California State Championships in High School (96-97) as well as never losing a game. I also played football and graduated from Saint Mary’s College (Div 1AA) and started at both defensive end and nose guard. I work locally in Lake Forest as a project manager and reside In Laguna Niguel.

Coaching experience:
Head Football Coach SVPW Pop Warner: Present
Asst Next Level Flag: 2017-2017
Head Coach Friday Night Lights Flag 2015
Trabuco Hills HS Varsity Defensive Line Coach 2014
Boys Girls Club South Anchorage Wolverines Def Cord. 2010
Boys Girls Club Anchorage Panthers Def Cord 2009
Boys Girls Club Anchorage Panthers Def Cord 2008
De La Salle High School Freshmen Co-def coordinator and Varsity Assistant 2003

Coaching Philosophy: I believe in developing young student athletes and instilling in them life skills to overcome adversity. Teamwork is an essential element of success in life. I not only want to teach your kids how to be better football player but better sons, brothers and teammates




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Mitey Mite Blue Bears
Coach Lance Perry

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Mitey Mite Gold Bears
Coach Scott Walker

About Me:  I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest were I began playing football at age 9 and played thru high school.  I served 4 years in the USMC and attended Portland State University where I studied Architecture.   I have lived in Laguna Niguel since 2009 and currently work for an industrial real estate development company in Irvine.  I have 3 children; Gavin 14, Kaley 12 and Reily 9 and all three will be involved with our team this year.  

Coaching Experience:
Head Football Coach SVPW Pop Warner: Present 
6 seasons as an NFL Flag Head Coach

Coaching Philosophy:  I coach in a way that will influence a team to maximize every players individual potential in order to realize the teams overall potential by the end of the season.  Organized, safe, high energy and most importantly fun practices bring out the best in young football players individually and as a cohesive team.

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Jr Pee Wee Blue Bears
Coach Rudy Zabran

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Jr Pee Wee Gold Bears
Coach Mike Hamby

About Me: Coach Hamby will be entering his 9th year of coaching tackle football and 5th year with Saddleback Valley Pop Warner. He has resided in Mission Viejo for 16 years with his wife and two children and has been involved in the community as a volunteer/Board Member of several athletic and non-athletic local organizations. 

Coaching Experience
8 yrs Football (2 yrs HS - 6 yrs Youth)
- 2016 JPW DIV IV OEC Orange Bowl Champions
- 4 League Championships
- 3 Undefeated regular Seasons
4 yrs Little League Baseball
5 yrs NJB Basketball
USA Football level 1 Tackle certification
USAF Heads Up Tackling Certification
Bobby Hosea Helmet Free Tackle Safety and Performance Certification
CPR/First aid Certified
Member - Positive Coaching Alliance
Coaching Philosophy: "My coaching philosophy begins and ends with a maniacal passion for both the sport of football and the satisfaction that comes with the opportunity to nurture and develop young men through the game. I've borrowed a lot of concepts well beyond Xs and Os from the coaches that I  have studied and admire. John Wooden's focus on teaching and relationships, Pete Carroll's emphasis on fun and competition and Mike Krzyzewski's demand for structure, discipline and execution, just to name a few. While it is a ton of effort, I consider myself fortunate to step out on that practice field every August 1st."

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Jr Pee Wee White Bears
Coach Todd Anderson

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Jr Pee Wee Black Bears
Coach Joel Simmons

About Me: Coach Simmons resides in Mission Viejo with his wife Michelle of 13 years. They have 4 children, River (20), is an SVPW Alumni. He began playing with SVPW in 2003 and went on to play for El Toro High School. In 2016 he signed with Doane University in Nebraska on a Football/Academic Scholarship. Parker (10) plays SVPW Football/Basketball, Peyton (8) plays Soccer/Softball, and Remie (6) Plays Softball, all of which are big in sports. Coach Simmons has worked with UPS for 27+ years and will soon be retired. He has earned many certificates of recognition for his loyal service, safety, and perfect driving record. Simmons has volunteered his time and has been a member of the Mission Viejo Elks Lodge No. 2444 for over 13 years. His hobbies are traveling, boating, hiking and exploring. His favorite NFL Team is the AZ Cardinals.

Coaching Experience: Coach Simmons is a very dedicated coach on the field and only wants what’s best for the kids and their safety. Simmons has been coaching for 14 years with SVPW. Simmons began as an Assistant Coach in 2003-2013. Coach Simmons was Head Coach in 2014 (Tiny Mite Bears). He took over the Bears in 2016 after the first week of practice. He moved into that position after serving as the Offensive Coordinator in the 2015/16 season. Under his guidance along with his coaching staff the Bears went 8-2, earning them a play-off berth. Currently, 2017 Head Coach (Jr. Pee Wee Bears). Coach Simmons stays up to date with SVPW Little Scholars Official Rules, has Completion Certificates for Concussion in Sports, USA Football Coaching Course, “Heads Up/Tackling” Certification, and has attended the “Glazier Clinics” for the past 7 years.

Coaching Philosophy: First and foremost SAFETY! I believe in brotherhood, teamwork, discipline, confidence building, and to teach the love for Football. Making sure the kids have an awesome experience on the field.


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Pee Wee Blue Bears
Coach Russ Perkins

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Pee Wee Gold Bears
Coach TBA

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Jr Varsity Blue Bears
Coach Mike Austin

About Me: Coach Austin lives in Aliso Viejo with his wonderful wife of 16 years, Roberta.  They have three boys, Brandon (22), Kaden (11) and Andrew (7) who are all part of the SVPW family.  Coach Austin began playing tackle football at age 9 and was an all-Sunset league quarterback and free safety in high school.  He played collegiately at Goldenwest College and graduated with his B.A. degree from Long Beach State. 

Coaching Experience: Coach Austin began coaching high school football 1990 and made his way to the varsity level at Westminster High School in 1994, where he served as the varsity defensive coordinator for three seasons, before stepping down to spend more time with his family.  He joined SVPW in 2007 as a coach. Coach Austin has also served as SVPW’s vice-president for the past two years.  This year will mark Coach Austin’s 8th season as a head coach within our organization.  His coaching successes at SVPW have included back to back undefeated seasons in 2013 and 2014.   

Coaching Philosophy: Coach Austin’s mission within SVPW is to create and maintain a safe, competitive and fun environment for boys and girls that play and cheer for us.  



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Jr Varsity Gold Bears
Coach Lincoln Ford

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Jr Varsity Diablos
Coach John Burns

About Me:  Moved to Mission Viejo in 1985 and played football at MVHS.  Played at Saddleback college and received a scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado where I met my wife of 24 years, Marianne.  Still reside in MV and have 3 boys; a sophomore at Trabuco Hills, a freshman at MVHS and a 7th grader at La Paz......and our yellow lab, Rocky.  I work in real estate investment/management.  In 2008 I started coaching my boys in flag football and one thing led to another....


Coaching Experience:

Saddleback Rec Flag Football  2008-2015 

*2009, 2010, 2013 - Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) Champions 

Saddleback Valley Pop Warner  2010-present 

*2012 - Orange Bowl and Wescon D1 Champions and trip to FL to play in National Championships 

*2013 - Orange Bowl D1 Runner up

*2014 - Orange Bowl D1 Runner up (assistant coach)

*2015 - Orange Bowl Champions and Wescon D1 Runner up

*2016 - Orange Bowl D1 Runner up and Wescon D2 Champions  

MVHS Freshman Offensive Coordinator  2016-


Coaching Philosophy: Along with keeping the kids safe, teaching sportsmanship and proper technique, I want to instill a love of the game in each of my players.  My goal is to get the boys ready to compete and succeed at the next level while having a great time.


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Varsity Bears
Coach Chad Garrett

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Challenger Wolverines
Coach Jim Carter

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