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Head Coach - Joe Cooney
Coach Cooney is a 1993 graduate from Vacaville High School. While at Vacaville High, Coach Cooney played all four years (freshman year at Jepson). He also played Rugby for two years and was on the California Cup Championship team his junior year. After graduating from Vacaville High, Coach Cooney attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he majored in Social Science with a minor in Anthropology and Geography. He received his Masters/credentials in Education from UOP. Coach Cooney is currently a World/US History teacher at Willis Jepson Middle School. He has been teaching as well as coaching for over ten years. Coach Cooney’s philosophy is to live life, enjoy life and keep striving to be the best you can be. He also stated that "I teach and coach for the satisfaction of seeing my student athletes succeed".  Coach Cooney is engaged to Melissa Covell. They have a daughter, Haven.
Coach Fortunato is a 1980 Vacaville High School graduate. While at Vacaville High School, he participated in football, basketball, and tennis. He was a quarterback and earned All-League as a punter. He was a forward on the basketball team and the number one ranked tennis player at Vaca High throughout his high school career. After attending Vacaville High School, Coach Fortunato attended Cal Berkeley in on a football scholarship as a punter, where he played against future NFL players John Elway, Marcus Allen and Ronnie Lott in 1980-82.   He has 29 years of coaching experience, which began in 1983. Mike has coached numerous sports including football, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Coach Fortunato is the owner of the Varsity Grill restaurant in town after 23 years in the beverage industry. Mike is married to wife Michelle and have four children: Michaela, Frankie, Beth, and Vinny.
Vacaville Football Junior Varsity coaching staff
Jeff Arnett Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach - Scott Lopez
Coach Lopez is a 1986 Vacaville High School graduate. While at Vacaville High School, he participated in football and track and field for four years. He played tight end, defensive end, and was the place kicker. He earned special teams' player of the year award and was honorable mention All League as a lineman his senior year. He was a 50 foot shot putter and competed at the sectional meet his junior and senior year. He currently hold's the record for points (points gained throughout the game, using a grading system) at over 4,000. He was a member of the 1985 section runner-up team that went 11-3. After attending Vacaville High School, Coach Lopez attended American River College playing defensive end. He was voted "Tenacious Player" his second year there. He then went on to play at Whitworth University in Spokane Washington. He was a two year captain and honorable selection as a defensive end. He also participated in track and field while at Whitworth.   Coach Lopez started his coaching career at American River College in 1993 as a defensive line coach. He came to VHS in 1996 and coached the shot put and discus from 1996-2000. His 2012 JV team ended the season perfect at 10-0.   Coach Lopez has three children, daughters Parker and Phoebe and a son Beau. His wife is Julie and her daughter is Chloe. Coach Lopez's parents graduated from Vacaville High School and have worked in the Vacaville Unified School District. Coach Lopez's grandfather, Bert Hughes, designed the first face masks for Vacaville High. He also made braces for wrists and shoulders for Vacaville High athletes. Coach Lopez attended his first Vacaville High game in 1970 when he was two years old. He has two brothers Perry, Shay and a sister Tracy He is currently an high school PE teacher.
Assistant Coach - Mike Fortunato
Danny Delgado Assistant Coach
Tony Delgado Assistant Coach