High Desert Phoenix Staff (Everyone are volunteers)
Owner Ms. Cook
Established The High Desert Phoenix in Feb. 2009
"We Volunteer our time to help our Players, and our Communities. "
I created the High Desert Phoenix to help talented, athletic Football Players, sharpen their skills, and for them to volunteer their time to help various Charities.
We are now members of the West Coast Football League (WCFL).
I am Proud of the level of Athletes we have, and continue to add to our Roster. We are truly Blessed.
Head Coach/OC Coach J. Law
He has a resume of experience in Semi-Pro from the Korean NFL from 2014-2016, to the Watertown Red and Black Semi-Pro Team in New York. He was a Player, Offensive Coordinator and Head Coach. Coach Law was a Captain in the Army and works for a Government Contractor. He has numerous impressive goals, and one of them is, to create an unstoppable, talented Semi-Pro Football Team.
Attended Highland High School from 1999-2003
Attended College of The Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA 2003-2004
2003: 11-1 Western State Conference Champs
2004: 14-0 WSC Champs, SoCal Bowl Champs, National Champs
First Team in CA JUCO History to go 14-0
Received Full Athletic Scholarship to Northern Arizona University
Attended Northern Arizona University 2005-2008
2005: 2nd Team All-Big Sky Conference Defense
2006: Red Shirt
2007: Played Half the season due to Hamstring injury
Having my 1st son born at 23 years old, and graduating from NAU in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree I had still had passion to play at the next level. After tryouts with a CFL team, Jacksonville Jaguar Scout and several other free agent try-out camps, my chances of getting picked up were slim to none. I had to make a decision whether to continue putting up money to go for my dream or start looking for work and take care of my child…I chose my kid.
From 2008 to 2011 I played with several semi-pro teams such as Santa Clarita Mad Dogs, High Desert Phoenix and AV Vikings.
In 202 I enlisted into the Army Reserves and have been deployed once overseas splitting my 11 month time in Kuwait and Iraq in 2015-2016. I am a Corporal.
Coached football at Highland High School 2017, Antelope Valley High School 2018, and coaching Highland Youth Football from 2018 to now.
I have a tremendous passion for the game of football. The game of football is the biggest metaphor in life. The emotions and challenges that go on throughout the game are the same things we all go through in life. Football has taught me how to get right back up when you get knocked down and to lean on the person next to you when going through the fire. I pride myself in creating not only outstanding athletes physically but also mentally strengthening their minds and spirit. I am here to serve my community and pass down the knowledge and experience I’ve had in my career. It is only right I bring just as much energy and effort as these men do every day…LET’S WORK!
Coach Kris Theus
Coach Joey Whiting
Coach Whiting is our Defensive Coordinator for the 2021 Season. He is currently the Head Coach for PeteKnight H.S. JV Football Team. He has played Semi-Pro Football with the Long Horns in San Fernando Valley. His Coaching career has stemmed for many years, from Pop-Warner, to High School, to Semi-Pro Football.
Retired HDP GENERAL MANAGER DWAYNE SIMON
Dwayne has been our GM since May 2017. He has left his position April 24th 2021. We sincerely appreciate not only all that he has done for the Phoenix and myself, but his endless, and diligent service to the Phoenix Program. Dwayne has turned the program in 2017 to a Championship Year. He worked 7 days a week, without compensation, knowing that all positions on the Phoenix is Voluntary. He brought Coaches, Players, Celebrities, created the High Desert Phoenix Football Hall of Fame in our community, and the Phoenix Veterans Recognition Awards. We will miss him not only in a business sense, but also on a personal level.
We wish him the best on his new endeavors.
God bless you Dwayne, Much love, the Phoenix Family.
Board President April Jenkins
Board Vice President Tony Reece
Secretary Wendye Castile
Cheerleading Director TBA
Event Coordinator Alexis Howard
Photographer April Jenkins
Videographer/Photographer Nickolaus Trigueiro
Asst. Game Videographer Ms. Michelle
Asst. Videographer/Photographer Mr. Justin B.
Team Medic TBA
Water Crew Girl Brielle M.
Team Yoga Instructor Mrs. Chrstina
Game Announcer Dave Stowe
Score Board Operator Donald Bakeman
Home Game DJ David
Gate Asst. TBA
Chain Gang and Ball Holder Steve Thomas
Contact us to become a volunteer at 661--524-6029. Thank you
Mr. Justin B.
Lisa and Steve
Coach Dave Stowe,
and Coach KG
Score Board Operator
HDP Yoga Instructor Ms. Christina
Water Crew Girl