COACHING STAFF AWARDS
YEAR HEAD COACH COORDINATOR STAFF
1979
“Ventura County Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
George Contreras Gary McGinnis
Dan Murphy
Larry Stonebraker
1980
“Ventura County Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
George Contreras Gary McGinnis
Dan Murphy
Larry Stonebraker
1990
“Ventura County Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Darryl Smith Richard Fong
Gary McGinnis Kennedy Pola
Charlie Wegher Terry Tumey
Curt Rothschiller
1992
“Ventura County Sophomore Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Steve Spadaro Bob Wade
Scott Kirksey
1993
“Ventura County Sophomore Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Steve Spadaro Bob Wade
Russ Widerberg
1994
“Ventura County Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Bill Culpepper Kyle Borland Darin Erickson
Carl Nessel John Kidder
Darryl Smith Curt Rothschiller
Matt Staker Rob Mandel
1995
“Ventura County Sophomore Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Sophomore Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Steve Spadaro Bob Wade
Russ Widerberg
Darin Erickson
1997
“Marmonte League Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Gary McGinnis Mike Leibin
Scott Morris
1998
“Ventura County Sophomore Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Sophomore Coaching Staff of the Year”
Co-Head Coaches: Assistant Coaches:
Darin Erickson Brian Field
Mike Leibin Pat O’Connor
1999
“Ventura County Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
“L.A. Times Coaching Staff of the Year”
“CIF Coaching Staff of the Year”
“L.A. Daily News Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Troy Thomas John Kidder Chris Romero
Darryl Smith Mark Shihabi
Matt Staker Clay Matthews
Erik Affholter Ron Rescigno
2000
California vs Texas Shrine Classic
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert John Kidder Darryl Smith
Mike Leibin Mark Shihabi
“Marmonte League Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Mike Leibin John Kidder Mark Shihabi,
Darryl Smith Matt Staker
Ron Rescigno Zach Sutton
“Ventura County Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Norman Hames Ken Mosley Matt Warman
A.J. Miller Matt Mullaly
Evan Miller
2002
“Ventura County Large Schools Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Mike Leibin Darryl Smith Eric Shackelford
Ray Gerena Tim Kirksey
Ron Rescigno Chris Johnson
Mark Shihabi Chance Redmond
2003
California vs. Florida
Offensive Coach: Offensive Line:
Jim Benkert Ray Gerena
“Marmonte League Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
“L.A. Times Coaching Staff of the Year”
“CIF-SS Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Mike Leibin Darryl Smith Ron Rescigno
Bill Cullpepper Chris Johnson
Ray Gerena Geno Sullivan
Mark Shihabi Eric Shackelford
2004
California vs Florida All-Star Classic
Offensive Coach: Offensive Line:
Jim Benkert Ray Gerena
California Coaches Assn. “Coach of the Year”
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
ABC7 NFL “Coach of the Week”
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
2006
“Ventura County Varsity Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Marmonte League Varsity Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Jim Benkert Mike Leibin Richard Fong Ryan Dyer
Darryl Smith Eric Shackelford
Ron Rescigno Bill Culpepper
Chad Spears Steve Hagy
2007
Ventura County Hall of Fame
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
“Marmonte League Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Ventura County Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Norm Hames Tim Kirksey Andy Flores
Tony Muna Joe Hubbard
Dan Black,
Gerald R Ford All-American Coach Award
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
2008
“Marmonte League Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
“Ventura County Freshman Coaching Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Norm Hames Tim Kirksey Andy Flores
Dan Black Erik Holcomb
Darrell Talavera Kenneth Ah-Ching
Devin Talavera
2009
“Marmonte League Varsity Staff of the Year”
“Ventura County Varsity Large School Staff of the Year”
L. A. Daily News “Coach of the Year”
CIF-SS Northern Division “Coach of the Year”
L.A.Times “Coach of the Year”
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
Offensive Coord: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Eric Shackelford Richard Fong Steve Hagy Kamran Salem
Curt Rothschiller Andy Flores
Ron Rescigno Ken Papotta
Bill Culpepper Carl Brewer
Greg Levine
“Marmonte League Freshman Staff of the Year”
Head Coach: Assistant Coaches:
Norman Hames Tim Kirksey Justin Bignell
Ryan Dyer Dennis Ray
Darin Erickson Jimmy Miller
Kenneth Ah-Ching
Cal-Hi Sports “Coach of the Year
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
2010
“Ventura County Varsity Large School Staff of the Year”
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
Offensive Coord: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Eric Shackelford Richard Fong Steve Hagy Kamran Salem
Curt Rothschiller Andy Flores
Ron Rescigno Ken Papotta
Bill Culpepper Carl Brewer
Greg Levine
2011
“Ventura County Varsity Large School Staff of the Year”
L.A. Daily News “Staff of the Year”
CIF Northern Division “Staff of the Year”
“So Cal Broadcasters Prep Award”
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
Offensive Coord: Defensive Coord: Assistant Coaches:
Eric Shackelford Richard Fong Steve Hagy Greg Levine
Curt Rothschiller Ken Papotta
Ron Rescigno John Goslin
Bill Culpepper Chris English
Cal Coaches Assn. “Asst. Coach of Year”
Assistant Coach:
Richard Fong
Defensive Coordinator
L. A. Daily News “Coach of the Year”
Head Coach:
Jim Benkert
Westlake High School Football