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Sam Adams '20


RB/DB | #2 | 6'3" | 205 lbs.

CJ Burnham '20


WR/LB | #25 | 6'3"| 190 lbs.

Abel Faletogo '21


OL/DL | 56 | 6'2"| 320 lbs.

Michael Franklin '20


QB | #7 | 6'3"| 185 lbs.

Ayden Hector '20


WR/DB | #15 | 6'1"| 190 lbs.

Everette Isaac '21


WR/DB | #3 | 5'11" | 170 lbs.

Jacob Keller Rusch '20


OL/DL | #68 | 6'2" | 300 lbs.

Riley McMann '20


OL/DL | #60 | 5'10" | 190 lbs.

Bryan Meier '20


RB/LB | #23 | 5'10" | 175 lbs.

Matthew Nguyen '20


OL/DL | #65 | 5'11" | 250 lbs.

DJ Rogers '20


WR/DE | #1 | 6'4" | 230 lbs.

Gee Scott '20


WR/DB | #13 | 6'3" | 205 lbs.

Zion Scott '21


WR/DB | #6 | 5'10" | 145 lbs.

Jernias Tafia '20


OL/DL | #53 | 6'4" | 320 lbs.

John Taumoepeau '21


OL/DL | #55 | 6'2" | 290 lbs.

Silas Ticeson '20


WR/DB | #29 | 6'4" | 190 lbs.

Jaylahn "JT" Tuimoloau '21


TE/DE | #33 | 6'5" | 280 lbs.

Gio Ursino '20


RB/LB | #20 | 5'8" | 180 lbs.

Chandler Wills '20


OL/LB | #64 | 5'11" | 180 lbs.

Coaches

  • Daste, dominic webDominic Daste
    Head Coach

    Coach Daste was named the head coach in 2019 after joining the coaching staff in 2015. He is originally from San Dimas, California where he attended Damien Catholic High School. After high school, he was a student-athlete at the University of Washington, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geography in 2002. Coach Daste earned four letters in football from the University of Washington. During his six seasons as a player and coach, the UW went to a bowl game each year, including the 2001 Rose Bowl. From 2003-09, Coach Daste was an assistant football coach at the University of Montana where he also assisted with the strength and conditioning program. In 2010, he joined UNLV in Las Vegas as an assistant football and strength coach until 2014.

  • Christoff, rob webRob Christoff
    Defensive Coordinator

    Coach Christoff completed his seventh season on EC’s football staff as defensive coordinator. A 1995 graduate of Linfield College, Christoff’s coaching career began in 1996 as the defensive line coach at Linfield. He then became a graduate assistant at Colorado, followed by stints at Cal State Northridge and Saint Mary’s College. In 1999 he joined Montana State University, where he spent seven seasons – six as linebackers coach before also becoming defensive coordinator in 2006. He spent the 2007 season as linebackers coach at Idaho State University before making his move to an FBS team as a graduate assistant at Boise State in 2008. He spent the two years before joining EC as the linebackers coach and team camp coordinator at the University of Idaho. In addition to playing for two seasons at Linfield – one as a defensive end and the other as a linebacker – Christoff was a two-year letterman at linebacker for Boise State. He spent one season in the European Football League as a linebacker for the Deggendorf (Germany) Blackhawks.

  • Keitzer, adam webAdam Kietzer
    Assistant Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator

    Coach Kietzer returned for his tenth year on the Crusader football staff this year. He played his high school career at Newport and then went on to play at Washington State University, where he played wide receiver and special teams from 1992-97. He was on the Pac-10 All-American team and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in education. He coached at Kentridge, Bellevue and Lake Washington prior to joining Eastside Catholic. While at Lake Washington, they won their first KingCo title in 40 years. In his fifteen years of coaching, he has coached six All-State receivers and two All-State return men. Coach Kietzer teaches high school physical education at EC. He resides in Snoqualmie with his wife, Terese, and their daughter, Cooper and baby boy, Beau.

  • Borden, maui webMaui Borden
    Linebackers Coach

    Coach Borden is back for a third year as linebackers coach at EC. He came to Eastside Catholic by way of Skyline High School, where he helped lead the 2012 team to a 14-0 record and 4A state championship. Prior to Skyline, Coach Borden coached at Eastlake and Puyallup High Schools. This will be his fourteenth year of coaching varsity football. Coach Borden played defensive end at Sacramento State where he was voted a captain his senior year. He was a unanimous First Team All-Conference player. While at Eastlake High School, he was a three-year All-KingCo player on both sides of the ball and was voted All-State as a senior. He still holds the career sack record at Eastlake High School. Coach Borden lives in Sammamish with his two daughters, Ka’iulani (12) and Makana (9) and works as a public speaker and team consultant for Proactive Coaching.

  • Fetui, lia webLia Fetui
    Defensive Line Coach

    Coach Fetui is back for his seventh season as an EC coach and his fifth as our varsity defensive line coach. His first two seasons at EC were spent as the head coach of our freshmen team. Prior to that, he served as head coach for the Sr. Division West Side Wildcats, where his team won back-to-back championships in the South King County Jr. Football League. Coach Fetui was born in America Samoa and raised in Seattle where he attended and played for West Seattle High School. He has been a great mentor for the Seattle Polynesian youths and tries to inspire them to be their best, on and off the field. He is married to Teresa Ann and has twin sons, Deion and Dominique, Class of 2015, are currently attending the United State Air Force Academy, where they also play football.

  • Galvagno, corey webCorey Galvagno
    Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach

    Coach Galvago returns to the varsity coaching staff for his fifth year as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. A Class of 2006 EC alumni, he was a three-year Crusader football letterman. He was named the First Team All-Metro quarterback in 2005. During his senior year, he broke three school records: completions in a game (29), most completions in a season (131) and longest pass play. He and receiver Jason Butler also hold a 3A state record for most receptions by a player in one game (versus Mount Si). After graduation, he attended Washington State University where he studied English. He currently works as a sales rep for Cloud 9 Sports and recently was married to his lovely wife, Melissa.

  • Palmer, jason webJason Palmer
    Defensive Backs Coach

    Coach Palmer returns this season as our defensive backs coach. He joins EC from Redmond High School (RHS) where he spent the past eight years coaching defensive backs. Jason currently works as a special education teacher at RHS. In addition, Jason coaches wrestling and track and field specializing in pole vault. Coach Palmer graduated from RHS in 1996, where he was a three sport athlete (football, wrestling and soccer). Football was and still is his love. As a corner, he helped lead his team to the best record in Redmond football history. He was awarded Second Team All-KingCo DB and as a senior was voted to the All-Eastside team. Besides coaching football, Coach Palmer enjoys working out, riding his motorcycles in the summer and riding his snowmobile in the winter.

  • Prator, greg webGreg Prator
    Wide Receivers Coach

    Coach Prator returns to Eastside Catholic this season as the wide receivers coach for the Crusaders. Prior to his previous stint coaching at EC, he coached at Interlake High School for two seasons. Coach Prator grew up in Riverside, California and graduated from Rubidoux High School. From there he went on to Chaffey Community College in Ontario, Canada where he played football until he was granted a football scholarship from Washington State University. He was a wide receiver for the Cougars and graduated from WSU in 2006. After graduation he played in the CFL for the Edmonton Eskimos. For more than ten years, Coach Prator has worked with children with special needs. He is currently a paraeducator at Sammamish High School and also coaches wrestling here at Eastside Catholic.

  • Athletics placeholder webJarrod Roberts
    Head Freshman Coach

    Coach Roberts has coached football for over 13 years. Before coming to Eastside Catholic, he first started at Bellingham High School in 2004 and helped turn around the program under Head Coach Doug Trainor. While with the team, they went to three state playoff appearances. Before that, Coach Roberts played football here at Eastside Catholic (class of 2000) for Chuck Tarbox and Bill Marsh.

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