2011 COACHING STAFF
VARSITY COACHES
Richard Fong
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Coach Fong begins his ninth year with the Warriors. After previously serving as Varsity Defensive Coordinator for the Warriors in 1990, he returned in 2004 and was promoted back to Defensive Coordinator in 2007. He prepped at Hollywood High School where he was a two-way varsity starter. He began his coaching career in 1980 at Chaminade High School and moved to Crespi High School in 1983 where he was on the same staff as Coach Benkert for six years. He joined the Westlake staff in 1990 and served as Varsity Defensive Coordinator. He left the Warriors in 1991 to become the head football coach and Athletic Director at St. Genevieve High School where he received the L.A. Times “Coach of the Year” Award in 1993. Coach Fong returned to Crespi from 1997-01 as Athletic Director and Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator. He then took the head job at L.A. Baptist High School in 2002. In 2003, he led L.A.B. to the CIF Title game. He returned to Westlake as a full time member of the Physical Education staff in 2004 and lives in Woodland Hills with his wife, Carolyn. He has a reputation as an outstanding coach and coordinator.

Bill Culpepper
SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR and OFFENSIVE LINE

Coach Culpepper begins his 14th year of coaching at Westlake. He served as the head sophomore coach in ’89 and ’90 before being elevated to the Varsity Defensive Coordinator position in 1991. He prepped at Jenks High School in El Paso, Texas where he was an All-Area Selection at linebacker. He became an All-Conference player at Mesa College in Arizona and went on to play linebacker at California Lutheran University. He has been the head football coach at Viewpoint High School, Clint High School in El Paso Texas, and Chaminade High School in West Hills. Coach Culpepper returned to Westlake in 2003 and teaches Social Science. He lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Terri and daughters Faith and Bailey.

Chris English
OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Coach English begins his first year with the Warriors after coaching at Thousand Oaks and Oak Park HS the last few years. He was head coach in 2005 when his freshman staff was selectedVentura County Staff of theYear. He prepped at Chatsworth HS where he was selected to the All-ValleyTeam. After high school, Coach English played football at College of the Canyons and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. His career path has been Real Estate for the last 26 years. He resides inThousand Oaks with his wife, Tammy and they have two children,Trenton (21) and Madison (18).

John Goslin
DEFENSIVE LINE

Coach Goslin begins his first year with the Warriors after serving as the Simi Valley HS freshman team head coach the last three years. Coach Goslin prepped at Royal HS where he was honored as the MVP and All-Ventura County. He then played at Moorpark College where he earned a scholarship to Fresno State, University and was named All-American, MVP and California Player of the Year. While at Fresno State, he received his BA in Sociology and was honored as an All-Conference defensive end. He signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. He is an 18 year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Detective of the Year Recipient in 2009. Coach Goslin is a strong advocate for cancer awareness as he has battled the disease since 2008. He resides in Simi Valley with his wife, Stacey and sons Austin and Tyger.

Ellis Green
RUNNING BACKS

Coach Green enters his fifth year with the Warriors as the running backs coach after coaching the defensive secondary for two years. Prior to coming to Westlake, Coach Green worked as Assistant Head Coach and Varsity Defensive Coordinator at Hueneme High School. He has also worked as the Linebacker Coach at Camarillo High School and Secondary/ Running Backs Coach at Pacifica High School. He played high school football at Moorpark High School where he was an outstanding two-sport athlete earning All Tri-Valley League honors as a senior. He has also served as the sprint coach for the Warrior track team the last three years. He is employed by the State of California and lives in Moorpark.

Steve Hagy
RUN GAME COORDINATOR

Coach Hagy begins his eighth year with the Warriors, three as Sophomore head coach and the last four as the Varsity Run Game Coordinator. He played high school football at Agoura High School where he received All-Area recognition as a running back. He graduated from U.S.C. where he played on the baseball team. His son, Steve plays football at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point after a stellar career with the Warriors. Son, John will be a senior football player at Westlake. Daughter, Jessica graduated from USC. He lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Aileen.

Greg Levine
PASS GAME COORDINATOR

Coach Levine begins his fifth year with the Warriors, the last four as a varsity assistant. His first year, he was an assistant coach on the sophomore level and worked primarily with the offense. Coach Levine has coached at Hueneme High School and Calabasas High School. He holds a B.S. degree from Cal State University, Northridge and prepped at Calabasas High School.

Ken Papotta
INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Coach Papotta begins his fifth year with the Warriors after coaching inside linebackers and special teams coordinator at Thousand Oaks High School from 2003-06. He has served as the head football coach at Calabasas High School, Defensive Coordinator at Simi Valley High School and Varsity Assistant in 1997 at CIF Champion, Moorpark High School. He continues coaching the inside linebackers with high expectations and proven results. He prepped at Simi Valley High School and lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife, Lilanya and children Candice, Karson and Kolton. He teaches English and Financial Management at Calabasas High School and works as a Realtor with White House Properties in Westlake.

Ron Rescigno
TIGHT ENDS COACH

Dr. Rescigno begins his 13th year with the Warriors. A former New York high school head coach in the 60’s, Coach Rescigno brings experience and enthusiasm to the staff. Coach Rescigno has worked with the running backs, offensive line and tight ends during his years with the Warriors. He came to Westlake after three years coaching the offensive line at Mater Dei High School. He retired as the Superintendent of the Hueneme Elementary School District a few years ago and now is enjoying semi-retirement with his wife Val. They live in Westlake Village and have two sons, Ian and Eric and three grandchildren.

Curt Rothschiller
QUARTERBACK COACH

Coach Rothschiller returned to Westlake last year and begins his 14th year in the program after serving as Varsity Defensive Backs Coach from 1989-2001. He prepped at Chaminade High School where he received All-Valley recognition and was inducted into their athletic Hall of Fame this year. He participated in the San Fernando Valley All-Star Classic in 1976. He and his wife Debbie have three children, Jake and Kyle are junior football players at Westlake and Brooke is an 8th grader who serves as water girl.

Eric Shackelford
WIDE RECEIVERS and OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

Coach Shackelford begins his tenth year as the Warrior wide receivers coach and third as Offensive Coordinator. He prepped at Culver City High School where he played quarterback and defensive back. He was a four year letterman at the University of Akron where he played defensive back. Coach Shackelford came to Westlake from Notre Dame High School where he coached varsity and JV football. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University and is a teacher in the WHS Math department. He lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Monica, son Cory (who is a sophomore football player at Westlake) and daughter Nia.

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