Coaching Staff

Head Football Coach

Coach John Perez

Coach John Perez is no stranger to the game of football. He is a former college athlete playing two years at Antelope Valley College and another year at Azusa Pacific University. He has been coaching youth football for seven years, before joining the Paraclete football staff. He obtained three youth titles as well as several championships. He holds degrees and certificates in Kinesiology, speed, and agility. John has worked and trained at Frontline Fitness for the past several years, and has conducted multiple youth and adult training camps.


Coach Arthur Lopez

Varsity Offensive Line – Interior Defensive Line Coach

Coach Lopez attended John Marshall High School where he was a 1st Team All-League Offensive Lineman. Lopez attended Glendale Community College and was named 1st Team All-Conference. In 2003 he transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he was selected on the 2nd Team All-Conference and double majored in Spanish and Health/PE. Coach Lopez earned his Master’s Degree in 2014 from Grand Canyon University. Lopez started his coaching career at Bishop McGuiness Catholic High School in Oklahoma, where the team was the 2006 4A State Champions. Coach Lopez coached 4 seasons at Glendale Community College as offensive and defensive line coach. He coached 2 seasons at St. Genevieve Catholic High School as the defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. In 2012 Lopez came to Paraclete High School as a Spanish teacher and was named Defensive Coordinator for the Frosh/JV football teams. Coach Lopez resides in the Antelope Valley and is married to his college sweetheart Sally. Coach Lopez and his wife Sally have three sons: Artie, Austin, and Arlow.


Coach Bobby Brown

Varsity WR/DB Coach

Coach Brown has been coaching for over 20 years, and begins his 5th year at Paraclete. He has won National Championships at the Youth level, a State High School Championship, and Semi-Pro League Championships. Coach Brown has ten children and one grandchild, and his favorite thing to do when not on the football field is to spend time with his family. If you look quick enough you might catch them all out riding Go-Karts on a Sunday afternoon.


Coach Brett Nelson

LB Coach and Scout Team Coordinator (also Head Track & Field Coach)

Born in Chicago, IL, Coach Nelson moved with his family to Fullerton, CA when he was in the 6th grade. He graduated from Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton where he was on the football and wrestling teams. Following graduation, he returned to Sunny Hills as a wrestling coach. After high school he earned a Black Belt in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, taught by a Master in Kung Fu from the Shaolin Temple in China.

Coach Nelson’s coaching career spans several years and sports – including coaching several family members in football (Highland Youth Football and Paraclete – seasons ’13,’14, and ’15), baseball (Quartz Hill Little League), rodeo (high school rodeo – Leona Valley, Antelope Valley Desert Riders, Acton Rangers), Gymkhana, and track & field (High Desert Heat Youth Track in Lancaster, and Paraclete). In addition to his current coaching activities, Coach Nelson remains active in a men’s softball league, competitive riding and roping, golf, and snow skiing. Coach Nelson and his wife have five children.


Mr. Jerry Lewis