Mr. John Wiley has made his return as the head football coach at CB after coaching for a multitude of different programs over the years. Mr. Wiley’s coaching experiences include Cosumnes Oaks High School, Davis High School, and Sacramento State University. Although Mr. Wiley has the privilege of coaching young men playing high school football, he […]
Mr. John Wiley has made his return as the head football coach at CB after coaching for a multitude of different programs over the years. Mr. Wiley’s coaching experiences include Cosumnes Oaks High School, Davis High School, and Sacramento State University.
Although Mr. Wiley has the privilege of coaching young men playing high school football, he had to begin his journey by playing at the college level.
The coach had the opportunity to play for a prestigious football program at the University of Auburn and would go on to play professional football. As CB students, we have the opportunity to apply to many different colleges so I wanted to see why he thought Auburn is such a great university.
“Everyone back there is polite and use ‘yes sir’ and ‘yes ma’am’ frequently,” he says. It’s just a different vibe back there. I get giddy anytime I talk about Auburn. ”
Coach Wiley adds that if you have the opportunity to see the Iron Bowl, the annual Auburn- Alabama game, you should. He had the pleasure of being a part of this rivalry game as the starting safety for the Tigers.
The University of Auburn has a special part in Mr. Wiley’s heart, but CB has also greatly impressed him. Christian Brothers is a diverse and inclusive community and is a different environment than most of the schools he has been around.
“The kids here are really centered and easy to communicate with,” Coach Wiley says. “They’re working hard in the classroom and on the field and are always willing to get better.”
Mr. Wiley also says that one of the reasons he made the decision to come back is because of the community and the Lasallian faith aspect of the school. He says that he preaches the Lasallian core principles to his players because he feels it is key to their maturation process.
His responsibilities include more than just being head football coach — he also is a P.E. teacher and a father of a CB student.
“My day starts off by opening the locker room at 7:30 AM, then I go through my day teaching classes, but at the same time I have to prepare for our football practices and prepare our team to be successful.”
Mr. Wiley’s son, Jared Wiley (’23) a.k.a “Little Jet Wiley” is set to be a vital piece in the future of CB sports. He is a three sport athlete and plays football, basketball, and track. The coach says he is excited about coaching the speedy freshman in the near future.
Coach Wiley says that he is eager to find out how he and his son’s relationship will fare through their coach-player relationship and jokingly adds he tries his best not to see his son around campus.
“I have not really had the opportunity to ‘coach coach’ him yet, but I am looking forward to when the time comes”.
The near future also holds more excitement with the finished construction of a new stadium approaching quickly.With the new stadium being built, he has high hopes of rejuvenating the high school football spirit of Christian Brothers.
“Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to play our home games here, and if we’re able to do that, we will have more of that high school spirit. With football being a fall sport it sets the tone for the rest of the school year and helps build on the spirit of the school.”
As a coach of Christian Brothers football, Mr. Wiley has a chip on his shoulder to uphold the high standards of such a great program. The coach has an overall goal of making sure that when his players leave Christian Brothers they are truly young men.