Santa Margarita Catholic High School announced the selection of Brent Vieselmeyer as the school’s head football coach effective immediately.
Brent Vieselmeyer joins the SMCHS Eagles from Kansas University where he most recently held the position of offensive analyst. Prior to coaching last season with the Kansas University Jayhawks, Vieselmeyer was with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League for three seasons. He joined the Raider franchise in 2015 after spending 15 years coaching at the collegiate and high school levels. While at Oakland, Vieselmeyer held positions as assistant linebacker coach and safeties coach.
“I am honored to be the head football coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and excited to get started,” Vieselmeyer said.
Vieselmeyer spent two seasons as co-defensive coordinator at Houston Baptist University from 2013-2014. Prior to joining the Houston Baptist University Huskies, he served as head coach at highly-respected Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. beginning in March 2007 when he launched the football program. At Valor Christian, he compiled a 55-11 record (.833), leading the Eagles to four-straight state championships in 2009 (3A), 2010 (4A), 2011 (4A) and 2012 (5A). He was named The Denver Post Colorado Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and was All Sport Jefferson County Coach of the Year in 2010.
Vieselmeyer began his coaching career at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif., where he spent eight years as defensive coordinator. He led the Lancers to the 2006 Division II California state title. They also won the 2004 CIF-Southern Section championship and were finalists again in 2000, 2001 and 2003. During his career, Vieselmeyer has seen 31 of his student-athletes earn college football scholarships.
A native of Wauwatosa, Wis., Vieselmeyer played linebacker at the University of Redlands (California) and Concordia University in Mequon, Wis. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in education from Concordia in 1999 and a Master of Arts in educational administration from the University of Phoenix in 2005.
“Brent is a faith-filled person with the experience, passion and leadership skills to lead our football program,” said Santa Margarita Catholic High School Assistant Principal of Athletics Jim Hartigan.
Santa Margarita Catholic High School is a college-preparatory school under the leadership of the Diocese of Orange. The school strives to develop students who are people of faith, skilled lifelong learners, healthy individuals and involved citizens of the world.