Super Bowl LVIII: Who Do the Coaches Like?

San Dimas HC Mark Holman likes the 49ers and the running attack.

We took a poll of area high school head coaches and assistants (past and present) on the outcome of Super Bowl LVIII. We asked them just one question: Who do you like in the Super Bowl? We received 89 responses with one coach that abstained. Out of 88 answers 47 picked the Kansas City Chiefs and 41 went with the San Francisco 49ers. Here’s what we got.

Vinny Lopez- Chiefs

Donald Bernard – 49ers

Adrian Medrano – Chiefs

Donald Bernard – “Bang! Bang! Niner Gang!”

Anthony Craft – Chiefs

Steve Bogan – Chiefs

Andrew Policky – Chiefs

Arlin Slayton – 49ers

Albert Sanchez – 49ers

Margarito Beltran – 49ers

George Hernandez – 49ers

Matt Villasenor – 49ers

Margarito Beltran likes the 49ers.

Jim Arellanes – 49ers

Mark Holman – 49ers

Dale Ziola – 49ers

Hector Novoa – Chiefs

Brian Zavala- 49ers

Eric McIntyre – 49ers

Wardell Crutchfield – 49ers

Hector Spathias – Chiefs

Mark Carson – 49ers

Eric Escamilla- Chiefs

Chuck Leonardis – Chiefs

Niko Gonzalez – 49ers

Darryl Thomas- Chiefs

Daniel Al-Gattas – 49ers

Upland Head Coach/ former Covina HC Darryl Thomas is leaning Chiefs.

Jim Arnold – 49ers

Jesse Ceniceros – 49ers

Joel Sanchez – Chiefs

Josh Ouellette – 49ers

Matt Koffler – Chiefs

Pete Karavedas – Chiefs

Jude Oliva – 49ers

David Ramos – 49ers

Former Arroyo HC Jim Singiser likes the Chiefs. Who else?

Laron Johnson – 49ers

Mike McFarland – Chiefs

Ibis Aguilar – 49ers

Jacob Ochoa – Chiefs

Marc Shettleroe – Chiefs

Mike Maggiore – Chiefs

Mike Moschetti – Chiefs

Leon Ward – Chiefs

Marc Paramo – Chiefs

Don Lugo HC Josh Knight likes the Chiefs.

Michael Gutierrez- Chiefs

Lou Torres – Chiefs

Gil Ruedaflores- Chiefs

Robert Maxie – Chiefs

Jim Singiser – Chiefs

Tip Sanders – Chiefs

Victor Salazar – 49ers

Nick Walker – Chiefs

Mike Mooney- Chiefs

Zeke Prado – 49ers

Former Gladstone HC and longtime area coach Ted Clarke has unpacked all of his notes and done his research and came up with the Niners.

Ron Jones – 49ers

Ted Clarke – 49ers

Marco Ramirez – 49ers

Ryan Jacobsen -Chiefs

Riley Saxon – 49ers

Chris Fore- 49ers

Anthony Silva – 49ers

Joseph Schirmer – Chiefs

Derek Bedell – 49ers

Manny Lemus – 49ers

Richard Broussard – 49ers

Northview HC Marcel Perez is leaning 49ers.

Keith Knoop – 49ers

Jack Williams – 49ers

Kevin Encinas – 49ers

Danny Banzet – Chiefs

Kevin Pearson – Chiefs

Kevin Scott – Chiefs

Former Monrovia HC Chris Williams is partial to the Chiefs.

Chris Williams – Chiefs

Ryan Bateman – 49ers

Pete Gonzalez – Chiefs

Pete Gonzalez Jr. – Chiefs

Matthew Johnson – 49ers

Greg Vaniman – Chiefs

Jose Casagran – Chiefs

Matt Lopez -Chiefs

Jacob Calderon – 49ers

Josh Knight- Chiefs

Frank Gallardo – 49ers

Mike Minter – Chiefs

James Heggins – Chiefs

Marcel Perez -49ers

Don Cayer – 49ers

Paul Rodriguez- Chiefs

Travis Brown – Chiefs

Roddy Layton – I will watch and appreciate the greatness of both teams.

Note: If you are coaching high school football currently or have in the past and would like to make your Super Bowl pick please respond here with a message or send me an e mail at I can also be reached on Twitter @tspeterson40. I’d be happy to add you to the list.

7 Comments to "Super Bowl LVIII: Who Do the Coaches Like?"

  1. Pseudonym's Gravatar Pseudonym
    February 10, 2024 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    @FBFan, Yep. Lara over at LB Poly and his (if I recall correctly)peak roster of 18-21 D-I prospects would be equivalent to Los Alamitos or Missions Viejo in a given year–i.e., mere participants in the modern D-1 playoff division.

  2. Unable to Watch's Gravatar Unable to Watch
    February 9, 2024 - 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Kevin Pearson is now a helpful Honda guy, and I’ve got him over this Sunday to paint my house, so he’ll have to make do with score updates during his water breaks.

  3. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    February 9, 2024 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    One funny thing of note here is that the coache’s picks seem to match their styles. Most of the spread air it out coaches are leaning towards Chiefs and most of the ground and pound coaches are leaning towards 9ers.

  4. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    February 9, 2024 - 9:50 am | Permalink

    To think that Roddy Layton used to be considered the promoting/recruiting type back in the 2000’s. He would be considered tame in today’s landscape.

  5. Courage Under Fire2's Gravatar Courage Under Fire2
    February 9, 2024 - 1:16 am | Permalink

    When asked his opinion about going for two vs one.
    Roddy Layton said he enjoys any kind of scoring.

  6. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    February 6, 2024 - 6:29 am | Permalink

    Mahomes Sr gets another DWI. This might after the outcome of the game. Last time the Chiefs lost the head coach’s son killed someone in a DWI accident. Family members the F… things up.

  7. Courage Under Fire's Gravatar Courage Under Fire
    February 5, 2024 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    When asked his opinion of the torrential downpour we’ve been getting in SoCal, Roddy Layton said he enjoys all kinds of weather.

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