Pete Lavorato, Head Varsity Coach, started his professional career playing football in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Ten years later, he began his teaching and coaching career, which has lasted 34 years. Pete’s greatest joy is his family which includes his wife Nancy of 43 years, and their three children: Luke, Natalie, and Vanessa.
Paul Majchrowicz, Receivers Coach, is a Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star and returns for his second season of coaching TKA’s varsity receivers. Paul played receiver for three years at TKA, and still holds records for most receiving yards and most receptions in a season. After one year of playing for Grove City College in Pennsylvania, he attended Foothill College. He hopes to complete a B.A. in Business Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or San Diego State.
Stewart Joslyn, Varsity Defensive Coordinator, started playing football at the same high school where his grandfather was a star before going on to play for USC in the 1939 national championship team. He has served on the TKA JV football coaching staff for six years, the last three years as head coach. His favorite part of coaching is developing relationships with the players and helping them to reach their goals and potential.
Jonah Moore: Strength & Conditioning Coach, Defensive Line Coach
Dante Perez, was named Quarterback of the Year two consecutive years at Valley Christian, and went on to help North Dakota State win their first Division 1AA National Championship in 2012. After a 3 year run in the Indoor and Arena Football League, he answered the call from former TKA coach Mike Johnson to mentor and coach varsity quarterbacks . Dante also coaches TKA’s junior high flag football team, and founded the Art of Play. He is married to Cherina and has two children: Sarai and Pennel.
Edward Lanning, Offensive Line Coach, is entering his 13th year of coaching football at TKA. He has been head coach, coordinator, and various position coaches. This is his 18th year of teaching at TKA, having taught English composition for 8 years before moving to history. He played guard at Kennewick High School in Washington state for four years. He enjoys fly fishing a lot and does that as much as he can when the season ends.
Joe Basnight, Defensive Backs Coach, played defensive back in high school, and was a member of the 1971 regional All Metro Team in Virginia. He went on to play DB at Norfolk State College (D2), and helped his team win the 1974, ‘75 & ‘76 Central Intercollegiate Association Championship. During his career as a Quality Engineer at Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, he coached Pop Warner at Oak Grove and Sunnyvale from 1980-88, then Head Coach at Fremont High School from 1989-1992. “The game of football was crucial in my development as a player, student, employee, and citizen. I try to teach life skills to the kids I coach.”
Ben Vidovich, Head JV Coach, has had 5 years of high school coaching experience, 3 years at TKA. He played offensive and defensive line at TKA from 2005-2009. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he teaches 12th grade economics and government at TKA. He is passionate about mentoring boys to become men built for others. “Football teaches them to look outside of themselves to be a part of something greater than themselves. I love fostering a familial community they will remember for the rest of their lives.” Coach Vidovich is newly married to Yajaira and honeymooned in Hawaii this summer.
Charlie Jones, Defensive Coach, loves the Lord and football. He is passionate about helping to shape young men into Christ-followers. He played offensive guard at Silver Creek High School and one year at San Jose City College. Prior to coaching the last two seasons at TKA, he had 11 years of coaching experience through Sunnyvale Pop Warner, and served 3 years as President of South Bay Pop Warner.
Mike Gomez is returning to coach at TKA, having coached from 2010-2013. Other coaching experience includes Pop Warner, AYSO and little league. He was a four year athlete in football and track at Lynbrook High. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Tara, for over 22 years. They have six children, two of whom are TKA alums. “It is an honor and a blessing to be surrounded by the students, families and staff that are a part of the TKA community.”