Coach Talavera has been coaching Westlake Football for eleven years for both the Braves and Warriors. He prepped at Van Nuys HS where he played both wide receiver and defensive back. He went on to play for L.A.Valley College winning the JC State Championship. He lives in Maui during the offseason with his wife Nan and daughter, Paris. His son, Devin played and coaches for the Warriors and daughter, Justine is in college.