Coaching Staff

Dean Herrington
Head Coach Football Paraclete High School

Dean Herrington enters his first season as Head Coach at Paraclete where he will install his successful spread offense, and hopes to bring the same success to Paraclete that he has brought to every school he has coached at.

The former all CIF quarterback at Hart High School, Herrington began his coaching career there in 1984 as the JV Offensive Coordinator, and lead them to a 40-0 record in four years. In 1988, he joined Bellflower High School as Varsity Offensive Coordinator, but was recruited back to Hart the following year, as the Varsity Offensive Coordinator. During the next 12 years, Hart won 11 Foothill League Championships and 4 CIF Championships, capped with a league record of 55-1.

Herrington next guided Occidental College as Offensive Coordinator, finishing the season 8-1, and propelling them to their first conference championship in 12 years. In 2002 Dean was appointed Offensive Coordinator for College of the Canyons, a position he held for 4 seasons. The Cougar’s won four Western States Conference Championships and two Southern California Championships, along with a 14-0 record and the Community College National Championship in 2004. During Herrington’s tenure, COC was 47-4 with a 28-0 conference record.

While head coach of Bishop Alemany High School Herrington led the Warriors to 7 consecutive league championships, including the CIF championship game in 2009, Alemany’s first in its 53 year history. Dean Herrington’s accomplishments have placed him among the elite coaches in Southern California. Herrington owns a 32-year career record of 320-67, a .827 winning percentage, and has compiled 27 league championships. 15 of his former quarterbacks have received NCAA D-1 scholarships, including 2015 University of Oregon QB Vernon Adams, former NFL starting QB Kyle Boller and current Miami Dolphin QB Matt Moore. Herrington graduated from California State University Northridge.