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Patterson Field was originally constructed in 1916. It is the oldest college football stadium in the city of Los Angeles. In 1982 the stands were rebuilt and they currently seat 4,000 fans. read more

Doug Semones

Head Coach

Doug Semones, formerly an assistant head coach at Yale University, is entering his third season as Oxys Head Football Coach.

 

In his first two years, Semones took the Tigers from a 2-7 mark in 2012 to a back-to-back 5-4 records with also consecutive 4-3 records in the SCIAC. His signature win came against his Alma mater, Cal Lutheran in 2013. The Tigers beat the Kingsmen 44-34 on Oct. 262013, handing Cal Lu just its second SCIAC loss in 29 games.

 

Six Tigers have been named First Team All-SCIAC, five named to Second Team and one was named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year. In 2014 nose tackle Dallas Gosselin was named D3football.com All-West Region as well.

 

Prior to Oxy, Semones spent three seasons at Yale from 2009-11 where he worked with the outside linebackers, coached the defensive line and recruited very similar types of academically gifted student-athletes that Oxy attracts.

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Darnell Arceneaux

Offensive Coordinator

Darnell Arceneaux is entering his third season as Oxys quarterbacks coach and first season as Oxys offensive coordinator.

 

In his first season, Arceneaux guided young Quarterback Brian Scott to 2nd Team All-Conference last season, after a season-ending injury to starter Tommy Edwards.

 

Arceneaux had a very successful high school coaching career in Hawaii, which included coaching future Heisman winning and Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota.

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Wilbert Gilmore

Defensive Coordinator

Coach Gilmore is entering his second season with the Tigers as an assistant coach and first as Oxys Defensive Coordinator. In 2015, Gilmore was the Tigers inside linebackers coach.

 

In 2014, Gilmore guided Gonzaga College high school in Washington D.C. to a 9-2 record and 2014 State Championship as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

 

Gilmore has prior experience coaching in the SCIAC as a linebackers coach for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps where he produced two All-SCIAC linebackers.

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Richard Brown

Receivers

Coach Brown begins his third season as Oxys receivers coach.

 

Brown began his coaching career at Calabasas High school in 2011, where he coached the football and track teams. He also served as the assistant speed and agility coach. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Brown has experiences in training a variety of sports in football, basketball and baseball from the youth, collegiate and pro level athletes.

 

Prior to coaching, Coach Brown attended Los Angeles Valley Community College from 2002-2003 where he was a two-year defensive captain in football. In 2002, he was named Iron Man of the Year and All-Valley Defensive Back. In 2003, Brown was awarded a full football scholarship to Division I-AA Western Illinois University where he played for the Leathernecks from 2004-2006. In 2012, Brown graduated from Western Illinois where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies with a minor in Marketing. After college, Brown has had tryouts for various NFL and CFL football teams at wide receiver and defensive back. In 2007-2009, Richard played arena football for the Kansas City Brigade, the Texas Copperheads, and the Iowa Barnstormers.

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Ricky Lang

Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning

Lang is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Occidental football team, coaching the defensive line and heading up the Oxy football teams strength and conditioning program.

 

Lang attended Eastern Washington University where he received his degree in exercise science. While in school, he organized the strength and conditioning program for the EWU rugby team.Prior to his collegiate experience, Lang played football and baseball for two years under head football coach Doug Semones at Sandpoint HS.

 

Lang is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association for Certified Personal Trainers and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Nick Ostlund

Running Backs Coach

Nick Ostlund enters his first season as Occidentals running backs coach.Prior to coming to the Tigers Ostlund was the defensive coordinator in at Freedom high school in Oakley where he coached three first-team All BVAL linebackers.

 

As well as being the defensive coordinator at Freedom, Ostlund was the head strength and conditioning coach for four years.From 2013-14 Ostlund volunteered at San Jose State University as an athletic performance coach.

 

Ostlund played football as a strong safety at Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg, CA. After sustaining a career-ending injury in 2003 he transitioned to student football assistant.

Ryan Rodriguez

Defensive Backs

Ryan was a four-year standout with the Oxy football team, graduating in 2013 with a BA in history. He played WR, QB and DB for the Tigers during his career.

 

He led the Tigers in catches and was named Second Team All-SCIAC his junior year. He started at S and WR his senior year, and was a team captain.

 

Since graduating, Ryan had been coaching at Hoover High School in Glendale for the past 2 years, serving as the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, wide receivers, and defensive backs coach.

Casey Landry

Outside Linebackers

Coach Landry enters his first season as Occidentals Outside Linebackers Coach.

 

Landry began his career at La Jolla High School in 2012 where he spent time as the Co-Defensive Coordinator, Outside Linebackers Coach, and Defensive Line Coach.

 

Prior to Coaching, he played football at Butler University as a Defensive Lineman and graduated with a degree in Physical & Health Education and Exercise Science.