CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2012 VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM
ON THEIR ALPHA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!
Division XI CIF Champions 1967-1997-1998-1999-2000-2001-2008-2010
Alpha League Champions 1998-1999--2000-2001-2012
Olympic League Champions 2003, 2007, 2008
Head Coach Varsity: Norm Dahlia
Norm Dahlia is heading into his 8th season as the head coach of the Antelope Valley's most dominant small-school football program. In 2012, the Spirits finished 12-2, returning to the CIF Finals for the fourth time in the last five years. In 2010, he guided Paraclete to an Alpha League and CIF SS East Valley Division title with a 13-1 record. In 2008, his Spirits finished with an 11-3 record, winning both an Olympic League and CIF SS Mid-Valley Division title. As a result, Dahlia has twice earned CIF Coach of Year Honors.
Under his tutelage, Paraclete has compiled a 61-18 overall record and a .772 winning percentage. In league play, he has also led the Spirits to an impressive 31-4 mark in a six-year span. Paraclete has been to the postseason all seven years during his tenure. They have compiled a 14-4 record in the playoffs and have captured two division titles. The 2010 title was the school’s eighth overall, second in a three-year span and sixth in the last 13 years.
Dahlia has been a member of the Paraclete coaching staff for the past 12 years. Prior to being named head coach for the 2006 season, he served as a defensive coordinator on the varsity team from 2004-05. Before that appointment, he served as the defensive coordinator for the junior varsity during the 2003 season.
The program’s operational success continues to grow under Dahlia, as his teams continue to embrace the honor of upholding Paraclete’s strong football tradition. In addition to their on-field accomplishments, his players are also very successful in the classroom. Dahlia and his support staff make it a priority to help each young man further his student-athlete career at the next level. The numbers speak for themselves as volumes of players have continued onto the college level. As of the 2012 season, Paraclete had seven former student athletes on NCAA Division 1 rosters, the most for any school in the entire Antelope Valley.
Words from an award winning sports columnist...
"For Most of the new century so far, the Valley's door to the football championship chamber has been painted Paraclete red. The stability of being the high desert region's only Catholic high school certainly hasn't hurt."
-Brian Golden (Staff Writer, Antelope Valley Press)
*Previous League Titles (17)
Desert Inyo - 1967, 1968
Santa Fe - 1974, 1975, 1976
Desert Inyo Large - 1985
High Desert - 1996, 1997
Alpha - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2012
Olympic - 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008
CIF Titles (8)
'A' Small School - 1967
Division XI - 1997
Division XII - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Mid-Valley - 2008
East Valley - 2010