Former Indianapolis Colts Strong Safety Delano Howell and former Defensive Back Cletis Gordon of the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers have been tapped as assistant coaches for the Trinity Knights Varsity Football Team at Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia.
Head Coach Les Robinson (“Coach Rob”) and Dr. Matthew Dixon, Director of Athletics and Physical Education at Trinity Classical Academy made the announcement Sept. 24 and the new coaches joined the team Sept. 25 when the Trinity Knights took on the Southlands Christian Eagles at St. Francis High School in La Cañada.
“The Trinity Knights are in a crucial time of transition as we begin our inaugural season of eleven-man football, but we are walking into it with a top-notch coaching staff that is second to none,” said Coach Rob. “Both Delano Howell and Cletis Gordon exemplify the type of leaders we want influencing our athletes and we are excited about how they will enhance our football program.”
The Knights kicked off their first foray into eleven-man football beginning the season with two wins. Last season, the Knights finished 9-2, outscoring their opponents 537-166 and taking three nods on the All CIF-SS Div. II 8-Man First Team for sophomore running back Caden Kulp, junior linebacker Ian Caddow and senior quarterback Colton Oshiro. The Heritage League MVP title also went to Oshiro.