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DAVE HOOVER
- Head Coach

Email: david.hoover@vvc.edu

Mobile: (760) 559-5552

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2663

When Dave Hoover was announced as the new Head Football Coach at Victor Valley College in 2000, the football program entered an era of unprecedented success. Coach Hoover has become the all-time wins leader, and virtually every school record holder has come in his tenure. He has guided the Rams to the first two bowl games in school history, and possesses the best single season record (9-1) of all-time Rams football teams. Four athletes have reached All-American status under coach, and twelve have made the All-State team.

With all that said, coach believes he is just getting started.

Coach Hoover has had many individual athletes achieve state and national recognition, as well as both offensive and defensive units ranking amongst the top in the state. His 2006 defense, led by defensive coordinator Dale Bunn, was the top defense in the state. It was that 2006 season that Serrano High School standout Justin Halas was both the conference player of the year and the state player of the year. In that same 2006 season, Lucerne Valley's own Michael Woods was the offensive player of the year, leading the Foothill Conference's top offense here at Victor Valley. The Rams have been an offensive power throughout Hoover's tenure, including the 2008 season in which VVC has the 4th ranked offense in all of the the SCFA.

Individually, Coach Hoover has had the top rusher in the state in Kenny Thomas, as well as all-state running backs in Ryan Gilbert and Isaac Newton. Jamel Richardson has led the state in both receptions and total yards. Jahan Jones led the state in yards per catch. Both Justin Halas and John McCoy were players of the year defensively from the linebacker position. Virtually every position on the football field has had an all-state athlete represented by Rams Football.

Highlights from Coach Hoover's career include two Metro League Championships while at Pasadena City College, a PCAA and California Bowl Championship while at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, and a National Championship while at the University of Massachusetts. Hoover has coached three Division One All Americans, and currently has two linemen starting in the NFL. L.J. Shelton, whom Hoover coached at Eastern Michigan University, was a 1st round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals. Ickey Woods of UNLV and Marcell Shipp of UMass both were among the leading rushers in the nation behind Hoover-coached lines.

It has taken some time, but Coach Hoover believes that Rams Football is ready to step into state and national prominence. They have been knocking at the door, and this 2014 season is when they'll break through.

 

Assistant Coaches

MIKE ESPOSITO - Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

 

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2662

 

CHARLES WELDE - Quarterbacks/Academic Success Coordinator

Email: coachwelde@hotmail.com

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2463

 

HERMAN SMITH - Defensive Line Coach

Email: coach.smith91@yahoo.com

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2462

 

MIKE HOOVER - Running Backs Coach

Email: michael.hoover@vvc.edu

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2462

 

JONATHAN CERVANTES - Special Teams Coordinator

Email: jonathan.cervantes@vvc.edu

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2462

 

DEMON LITTLES  - Defensive Backs Coach

Email: demon.littles@vvc.edu

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2462

 

ERIC WILKINSON - Offensive Line Coach

Email: dubber@hotmail.com

Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2462

 

 

 

 

 

 

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