Position Coach: Head Freshmen Coach
Coaching Experience: 10 years of high school football, 4 years high school baseball
Interests/Hobbies: I love American History and Politics, my students call me a Constitutional nerd. I am a huge baseball fan and enjoy college football. I love running and fitness. I like spending lots of time outdoors, camping, skiing, and enjoying the best of Northern Nevada.
What is your most memorable experience at Reno High School?:I cannot narrow it down. The whole school; its culture, academic excellence, competitive sports programs all come together. It is an outstanding place to work, teach and coach. I am just glad to be a part of its history.
Position Coach: Deffensive Coordinator, Offensive line, Defensive ends
Coaching Experience: 15 years
Interests/Hobbies: Camping, boating, movies
What is your most memorable experience at Reno High School?: My most memorable moment in RHS football has been having my former players to come back and coach on staff with me.
Position Coach: Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Defensive Backs
Coaching Experience: 12 years
Interests/Hobbies: Hunting, camping, playing sports, traveling, watching movies. Basically, doing anything with my wife and children.
What is your most memorable experience at Reno High School?:Beating Douglas Freshmen Team on a last second touchdown.
Position Coach: O-Line, D-Line
Coaching Experience: 7 years (All as a varsity assistant at Reno High School)
Interests/Hobbies: If golf is a passion to Coach Worthen, then it is an obsession for me. I have been the Reno High golf coach for the last 3 years, and I play whenever I get the chance. I also have a passion for cooking where I have particular talent on the grill and using an old-fashioned dutch oven when camping. I spend a great deal of time with family in Auburn, California. I love hanging out with friends I have met and maintained throughout my life; there is, however, one special person with whom I spend a great deal of time, my girlfriend, Crystal Johnson.
What is your most memorable coaching experience at Reno High School?: My most memorable experience has been the numerous state championship games I have been involved with as a coach or a fan here at Reno High School.
Coach Avansino's Take: Coach Edwards, a.k.a. “Big Mike” or “Coach E”, has been to the highest levels of football. He was an All Big West Offensive Tackle for UNR, he played in NFL Europe (Amsterdam), he played in the XFL (Birmingham), and he spent several years in various NFL camps (Raiders, Falcons, and Redskins). Coach E is so athletic he is still able to run 110s with the team despite his large size (6’6”) and without ever conditioning. Coach Edwards has utilized his vast knowledge of football at every level to become the premier line coach in Northern Nevada. He has just recently been moved to the position of Dean of Students at Reno High School; he is teased by the staff that he is no longer “one of us” as he has decided to make that vertical jump by joining the administrative staff. He is and will be an outstanding educational administrator.
Position Coach: Running Backs, Linebackers, Special Teams Coordinator
Coaching Experience: 4 seasons
Interests/Hobbies:Preparing Reno's youth for adulthood, using football as a vehicle to teach life lessons, hunting, whitewater kayaking, keeping my wife happy.
What is your most memorable experience at Reno High School?:Reliving the glory days of my playing career every time I step onto Foster Field. It gives me chills.
Position Coach: Wide Receivers/Defensive Secondary
Coaching Experience: 12 years
Tulare Western HS - 1984 - 1988
Porterville College - 1989 -1990
Reno Pop Warner - 1997 - 2001
NNFOA - 2002 - 2008
Reno High School 2010
What is your most memorable experience at Reno High School?:Most memorable experience (so far) at Reno High School was watching the Varsity squad pull out a victory over Damonte Ranch by falling on a fumbled ball in the end zone for a game winning touchdown.