Andrew Ramer - HEAD COACH
Coach Ramer returns for his 2nd season as the Head Coach and 11th season overall. He has coached at all three levels as Freshman, JV and Varsity O-Line. Coach Ramer is the second Puma alum to join the Chaparral Football program, graduating from CHS in 2005. After completing a stellar high school football career on both O-Line and D-Line, coach Ramer received a football scholarship to Norfolk State College where he was a 4 year starter on the offensive line. Coach Ramer set the school record for the most consecutive starts by a lineman at 44 starts. Coach played tackle, guard and center for the Spartans and was selected for the CHS Hall of Fame. Coach Ramer graduated with a Sociology Major and Minor in Criminal Justice. Coach Ramer is a Special Education Teacher at Chaparral. He married Briana Ramer in March 2015. They have one child named JJ and another due this fall.
Rick Mey – OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/RUNNING BACKS
Coach Mey is excited to begin his second season at Chaparral where he will serve as the Offensive Coordinator and Running Back coach. Coach Mey enters his twenty-fourth year of coaching. Most recently, Coach Mey served three years as the head coach at Temecula Valley High School. TVHS had struggled for many years before Coach Mey arrived. However, during his tenure he was able to lead the program to a winning record and their first play-off appearance in over ten years. Before moving to California, Coach Mey spent twenty years coaching in Arizona. While in Arizona, he was part of a state championship team in 2009 and a state runner up in 2011. He firmly believes coaching provides an opportunity to help develop young people of character with discipline and an outstanding work ethic. Coach Mey’s proudest moments as a head coach came when he was awarded the Arizona Sportsmanship Award in 2007 and in 2013.
Tate Hess – DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Coach Hess is in his third year as our Strength and Conditioning and second year as the Defensive Coordinator. He has eight years of varsity experience prior to coming to Chaparral. Coach Hess works as a PE teacher here at Chaparral and is the owner/operator for athletes in motion sports training. He is loved and supported by his beautiful wife Lauren, daughters Brylee & Peyton and son Levi. He would like to give a special thanks to Coach McCullough for the opportunity and mentorship.
BEN ARGENT – SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/DEFENSIVE LINE
Coach Argent is in his fifth year of coaching for the Pumas. He has coached the Freshman level since 2013 and has moved up in his first year to coach the JV O-Line, and assist Coach Ramer with the Varsity O-Line. Coach Argent is a Puma Alumni graduating from CHS in 2013. In high school, he played multiple positions such as linebacker in his Freshman and Sophomore year, tight end and slot receiver in his Junior year, and moved on to start as center in his Senior year. Moving around from position to position has given Coach Argent a depth in position experience that has assisted him in his coaching role. Coach Argent is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at Cal State University San Marcos. He hopes to become a high school math teacher at CHS one day and continue to coach football for the Pumas.
JONATHAN MITCHELL – QUARTERBACKS
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ORLANDO ORNELAS – WIDE RECEIVERS
Coach Ornelas is entering into his 5th season coaching at Chaparral. In his 1st year, he was the Freshmen O-Line coach, then moved to the JV Running Backs coach his 2nd year, became Freshman Offensive Coordinator in his 3rd year, and was the Varsity Running Back coach last year. He is well prepared and looking forward to be the Varsity Wide Receiver coach this season. He joins the Puma staff after being the head coach for Murrieta JAAF for four years and one year coaching at Colton High School. Prior to coaching, Coach O played at Colton High School and graduated in 1999, he was a three-year varsity starter, he was a standout linebacker, tightend, and running back. He earned Honorable mention his junior year and First-team All-League his senior year as a linebacker for the Yellowjackets. After high school, he went on to serve almost nine years in the U.S. Navy. Coach O has been married to his wife Sylvia for nineteen and a half years and they have three children: Orlando (18), Jayden(13), and Catalina (11).
TYMON GILLILAND - OFFENSIVE LINE/TIGHT ENDS
Coach G is entering into his 14th season coaching and his 2nd at Chaparral. He joins the Puma staff after coaching offensive and defensive lines at Temescal Canyon in Lake Elsinore for the past five seasons. Prior to coaching at TC, Coach Gilliland served on the coaching staff at Lakeside High School for seven seasons as offensive and defensive line coach. Coach Gilliland graduated from Temescal Canyon in 2001, where he was a standout on the offensive line and earned Special Teams Player of the Year for the Titans. After high school, he went on to earn his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. Coach G has been married to his wife Brittani for nine years, and they have three children: Olivia (8), Owen (7), and Emilia (2). Coach Gilliland is happy to be joining the Chaparral Football staff and looking forward to many successful seasons under Coach Ramer.
JAKE PAINO - LINEBACKERS
Coach Paino is starting his 13th year at Chaparral as a math teacher. He is entering his 6th season as a high school football coach. His first three seasons were at Paloma Valley between 2004 and 2006. Then, he coached two seasons at Chaparral in 2008 and 2017. He also served as the head wrestling coach at Chaparral from 2007 to 2015. He graduated from Temecula Valley High School in 1998 and from UCSB in 2002. He is married to the best wife in the world, Karen, and they have three boys: Jon (15), Kaleb (13), and Michael (5). GO PUMAS!
DESHAWN HATHORN - DEFENSIVE BACKS
A Chaparral Alumni (2006-2010), he played all four years and won a CIF title senior year starting both ways playing under head coach Tommy Leach. During his junior year, he was named to the Second-Team All-CIF team as a DB, while also competing in track. During his senior year, he helped the Pumas to the CIF Inland Division Section Title, as he earned Team DB MVP honors, Second-Team All-League DB, as well as Second-Team All-CIF. After attending and playing collegiate football at MSJC, he received a scholarship to Western New Mexico University and was a three-year starter at SS, earning the team DB MVP his junior year. Coach Hathorn graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. He is very excited to be back at his old high school with the opportunity to coach and hopefully lead the Pumas to another CIF title.
RYAN HALCOVICH - KICKERS
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