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our vision

Here at Temecula Valley, we are proud of the Football Program’s numerous league and CIF Championships since its establishment in 1985. The accomplishments of our student-athletes are a testament to the dedication and training of our elite coaching staff, the commitment our athletes have to the game, and the school community that supports them.  I am committed to sharing my 30+ years of football knowledge and passion as a player, coach, scout, and administrator to support all of the players and coaches.


We pride ourselves on building a foundation of excellence that transcends from the field and into the classroom. We align ourselves with our school mission here at Temecula Valley High School, home of the Golden Bears: Brave, Engaged, Aware, Resilient, and Service-Minded.


Temecula Valley Football is committed to empowering our student-athletes by teaching, mentoring, and motivating them.  Our staff will continue to work for the athletes by building their football knowledge, skill set, and ability to leverage their opportunity to pursue collegiate football after high school. We will develop a culture where our student-athletes can pursue their education and develop a desire for learning. Our student-athletes are part of a team that embodies cohesiveness within our organization and school community. As coaches, we will help guide them to be the best versions of themselves and prepare them for life after high school.

head coach


John Bonaventura

Head Coach

Coach Bonaventura has been in the football industry for over 30 years as a player, coach, and administrator. During that time, he spent 4 years as a collegiate football player, 23 as a high school and collegiate coach, 18 years as a professional football scout, and 10 years as an NFL Regional Combine scout. He is an active member of the AFCA and has had the opportunity to be mentored by great coaches Vic Rowen, Chris Ault, Dick Vermeil, and Herm Edwards. He has experience in all three phases of the game with success as a position coach and coordinator. John and his wife Annette are long-time Temecula residents. John is currently a teacher at Day Middle School. He has a son currently at TVHS and a son who is a TVHS alum.

coaching staff

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Dennis Rekedal, Var. DC/LB

Garrett Sand, Var. SPT

Nick Zissimoss, Var. DL/OL

Ed Espinal, JV DC/DL

Dom Long, JV SPT

Ed Avedessien, FR HC/RB

Santino Bortfeld, FR WR

Steve Brown, FR DB

Dan Gregory, FR OC/LB

Jay Watkins, FR

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