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TEOHUA SANCHEZ

Teohua Sanchez is a 1997 graduate of Saint Bonaventure High School, Ventura, California. He was a three-year varsity football letterman. He was awarded the Rookie of the Year Award in his sophomore year. In his junior year he was awarded First Team All Tri- Valley League, First Team All Ventura County and Second Team, Los Angeles Times. In his senior year he was elected by his peers to be one of the football captains. As a senior, Teohua broke all of the school's passing records and led his team to the 1996 Division X, C.I.F. Championship, the first for the Coach John Mack era. In addition, he was awarded the Jerry Dann Award which it presented to the player of the game between Saint Bonaventure and Fillmore High Schools. Additional awards included, the Most Valuable Player for the Tri-County League, Ventura County Small Schools Player of the Year, The Player of the Year for Division X, Second Team Los Angeles Times and selected First Team All-State of California. Besides playing football, Teohua played basketball all four years and competed on the track and field team his freshman and sophomore years.

Teohua continued his athletic career at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, where he earned academic honors. He later transferred to Pitzer College, Claremont, California where he was a two-year starter for the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens. In
2001 he graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in History. In 2003, Teohua received his teaching credentials from California State University Northridge, Northridge, California.

The day after graduating from Pitzer College, he started his coaching career at Saint Bonaventure High School. Teohua coached for two years on the junior varsity team and was a member of the Ventura County Small Schools Staff of The Year. In his third year, Teohua was promoted to varsity quarterback coach and co-offensive coordinator. During the next two years he was offensive coordinator and helped the Seraphs win back-to-back C.I.F. Championships, as well as, the California State Championship (for the number one ranked high school football team in the state).

Teohua was appointed head football coach for Santa Paula High School, Santa Paula, California in the spring of 2008 and with much work and commitment to excellence began the renovation of the Cardinal Football Program. It did not take Coach Sanchez and his staff very long to turn around this program. The Cardinals captured a Frontier League Championship and finished with an 8-3 record. As a result of their hard work and dedication, Coach Sanchez and staff were awarded the Frontier League Coaching Staff of the Year, and Co-Ventura County Small Schools Coaching Staff of the Year.

Mr. Teohua Sanchez currently resides in Oxnard, California. He is loved and supported by his wife Yvette Sanchez.



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