Christian Brothers High School is in its 100th year of varsity football. With 47 Holy Bowls and over 1000 games, Christian Brothers Football has always been a success story. The key to this success is coaching. This year the CB football team acquired a new head coach by the name of Mr. Tyler Almond. Coach Almond […]
Christian Brothers High School is in its 100th year of varsity football. With 47 Holy Bowls and over 1000 games, Christian Brothers Football has always been a success story. The key to this success is coaching. This year the CB football team acquired a new head coach by the name of Mr. Tyler Almond. Coach Almond came from Sacramento State, where he was a linebacker coach for eight years.
Coach Almond feels the biggest difference between high school and college is how much time he gets to spend with his family rather than spending weekends on the job.
“The X’s and O’s and the blocking and tackling techniques are all the same,” he says. “The biggest difference I would say is the off-season — I will be home instead on the road recruiting.”
Coach Almond has a daughter and at any moment will be welcoming another. He has had to learn to balance home and football life even through the switching of jobs.
“That’s a big difference from last year,” he said. “I get home a little earlier and I get the days off on the weekend and spend some time with my family.”
One could say that Coach Almond has a lot of pressure following the 11-3 season the Falcons on the gridiron put together last season. But handling pressure is easy for Coach Almond. He preaches that whether it is at Sacramento State or now here at CB, championships are won in the spring and in the summer months.
“Football is Football,” he says.
One thing you notice when spending a practice or a film session with Coach Almond is that he is a family man — he preaches family first. He feels that football teaches life values.
“It is a really quality tool to teach young men life lessons — teach them about teamwork,” he says. “You can teach them love, brotherhood, and hard work”.
Coach Almond has led the Falcons to a 6-2 season thus far. Last season the Falcons lost to the tough Oakdale Mustangs in the Division III section championship game, but Coach Almond has a new plan: Win State.
“We need to take the season game by game” he says.
CB preaches an inclusive community and Coach Almond has fit right in.
“I’m really excited to indulge into the community,” he says.
Coach Almond is definitely a players coach — he knows how to motivate players very well. Tyler Hall (’18) and Will Warner (’18), two varsity football, players feel the same way.
“I feel like Coach Almond came to CB and brought a whole new level of energy that we haven’t seen before,” Tyler says. “I feel that is a lot of the reason we are successful — we practice with intensity and then we go out and play with it.”
“He pushes us to give 110 percent 110 percent of the time,” Will says.
Even after 100 years of the rich history of Brothers football, Coach Almond is implementing a new and better culture in order to win Holy Bowls, put section banners on the Ron Limberger Gymnasium walls, and bring state championships to “the place to be”.