The Chargers of Edison High School (EHS) are pleased to announce the hiring of their new head football coach, Jeff Grady. Coach Grady comes to Edison after serving five years as a varsity football coach at Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) in Santa Margarita, CA. Before his extensive college football and coaching career, Coach Grady also attended Edison High School where he played football for his now predecessor, Coach Dave White.
“After a grueling search with many qualified candidates, Jeff Grady stood out as the best person to replace the legendary Dave White,” stated Athletic Director, Rich Boyce.
At Santa Margarita, Coach Grady is credited with coaching Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Offensive Linemen, and Corners/Safeties. Prior to this tenure, Coach Grady served his college alma mater, California State University, Fresno (CSUF), as a football coach for six years. He held the position of graduate assistant, tight end assistant coach, and quarterback coordinator. During his time with Fresno, Coach Grady coached players who have moved on to play for the National Football League (NFL) including Ryan Mathews of the Philadelphia Eagles and Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders.
“He is the best man for the job,” said Coach White.
Off the field, Coach Grady worked at SMCHS as an Assistant Athletic Director and an Auxiliary Studies Program and Learning Strategies teacher. He has both his Bachelor’s in Economics with a minor in History and his Master’s in Kinesiology-Sport Psychology from California State University, Fresno. He and his wife, Breanne, reside in Huntington Beach with their two young children.
“I could not be more proud or more humbled to be back at my home Edison,” stated Coach Grady.
Coach Grady will officially begin on February 6, 2017.