Third year coaching at Casteel
Varsity Offensive Coordinator
Position: Varsity Quarterbacks
Previous Coaching Positions: Westwood High School, Phoenix Christian High School, Cesar Chavez High School
Family: Coach Whitacre and his wife, Stephenie, have a 4 year old daughter named Ali and a 1 year old son named Beck.
Profession: Physical Education Teacher (Casteel High School)
University/College: Southwest Minnesota State University, Secondary and Elementary Education B.A.
Born: Estherville, Iowa
Fourth year coaching at Casteel
Position Group: Varsity Offensive Line
Previous Coaching Positions:
Westwood High School, Queen Creek High School
Family: Coach Till and his wife, Denene have been married for 32 years. They have a son Shane and daughter Shelby. Shane is finished up his degree at Arizona State University. Shelby graduated from ASU and is a marketing director.
Profession: Meat Manager, Safeway Inc, 32 years.
University/College: Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
Born: Fredonia, New York
1991 graduate Rex Putnam High School (Milwaukie, OR)
1995 graduate University of Montana (Missoula, MT) BS
1997 graduate University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) MS
2003 Insight Bowl Champions (Cal)
2006 Mid Empire Conference Champions (Siskiyous)
2006 Mid Empire Conference Coach of the Year
2006 East County Bowl (Siskiyous)
2012 Nationally ranked NCAA II (New Mexico Highlands)
2016 AIA 6A State Football Playoffs (Basha)
Coach Eric Young is entering his first season as the Varsity Linebackers Coach. He joins the Colts after one season at Basha High School. Coach Young began the 2016 season as the Varsity Defensive Backs Coach for the Bears and finished the season as the Varsity Defensive Coordinator. After Coach Young’s promotion to Defensive Coordinator, the Basha defense improved in scoring defense by over 12 points/game and in rushing defense by over 160 yards/game.
As the Head Football Coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Coach Young inherited a Division II program that had won just five games in the previous three seasons. Coach Young lead the program to a quick turnaround. The Cowboys started the 2011 season 4-0 and entered the national rankings for the first time as an NCAA school. They finished the 2012 season with an 8-3 record; tied for the most wins since the program joined the NCAA. During his four seasons as the Head Coach, Coach Young’s teams broke 30 school records, 21 RMAC conference records and 4 NCAA Division II records. Coach Young helped produce 34 All Conference players, 16 Academic All Conference selections, 6 All Americans and 1 Academic All American. Seven of Coach Young’s players were picked up by NFL teams and four players signed to CFL contracts.
Prior to his time at New Mexico Highlands University, Coach Young was the Head Football Coach at College of the Siskiyous, a California Junior College, for six years. During his time at College of the Siskiyous, Coach Young produced 86 All Conference selections, 5 All Americans and 12 Academic All Americans. In 2006 his team won the Conference Championship for the first time in 15 years and participated in only the fifth bowl game in school history. Coach Young’s teams rewrote the record books setting 48 different team and individual school records.
Coach Young began his coaching career started as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Oregon. While at Oregon, Coach Young earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Movement Science. Upon leaving the University of Oregon he coached high school football in Portland, Oregon for two years. He then accepted a position as the Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Denver, which led to his accepting a similar position at the University of California-Berkeley. In 8 years as a Division I Strength and Conditioning Coach, Coach Young helped produce 8 NCAA tournament teams, 4 NCAA team National Champions, 3 NCAA individual National Champions and 65 All Americans.
Coach Young played football collegiately as a starter at the Western Oregon University. After three seasons at Western Oregon, he transferred to the University of Montana to complete his academic career and ended up walking on to the perennial NCAA Division I-AA powerhouse Grizzlies football program. He completed his BS degree in Health and Human Performance from Montana.
Coach Young is no stranger to developing quality football players having coached over 50 players that have gone onto play in the NFL; including 5 NFL 1st round draft picks.
Coach Young has been married to his wife Tiffany for 20 years and they have three children: Madison, Zachary and Austin.
JV Head Coach
First year coaching at Casteel
Teacher at Casteel: Health, Resource, Football Academy
Previous Coaching Experience:
Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Omaha Central, Perry High School
B.A.E. Wayne State College
M.S. Indiana State University
Family: Scott 28, Mathew 26, Tom 24, Sara 24, Grandson Jack 8 months
Born: West Point, Nebraska
Shaun Incorvaia (Coach I)
JV Offensive Coordinator and JV Wide Receivers Coach
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Coach Shaun Incorvaia (Coach I) has played or been involved in football nearly his entire life. He grew up in Garfield Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, where he played 2nd Base on the high school baseball team and Wide Receiver and Strong Safety on the high school football team. Coach I went on to play one year of college football as a Wide Receiver for Thiel College in Pennsylvania before making the decision to transfer to Kent State University for his Sophomore year to focus on his academics.
Freshmen Head Coach
Freshmen Running Backs and Corner Backs
Special Teams Coordinator
2nd year coaching at Casteel
Teacher at Casteel: World History (9th grade)
Additional Sports Coached: Freshman wrestling coach, track and field, and baseball.
Education: B.A.E from Arizona State and Master’s in Educational Leadership from Arizona State
Family: Aimee (wife) and Remington (daughter)
Born: Tempe, Arizona
Second year at Casteel
Previous coaching: youth league
Family: married with 5 year old daughter
Born Mesa, AZ