Once an Eagle, always an Eagle! Dr. Eric Preszler returns to lead the CVCS athletic program after three-plus years at Saddleback College where he served as the assistant head football coach, wide receivers coach, and kinesiology instructor. During his time with Saddleback football, Coach Preszler was an integral part of a combined 24-9 record with a Patriot Bowl win, two SCFA playoff runs, and nearly 100 players who transferred to four-year schools on an athletic scholarship. Prior to Saddleback, Eric Preszler was the head football coach, head track coach, and 9th-10th grade academic counselor at Arrowhead Christian Academy.
“Eric Preszler represents everything we are looking for in an A.D. and head football coach,” said CVCS Head of Schools Chris Rutz, “As an athletic director, he has a proven ability to build winning programs in all sports for both boys and girls. As a football coach, he wins consistently and has extensive connections to the college level. Most importantly he is dedicated to our mission to develop a deep personal Christian faith that defines a CVCS graduate and guides them in all their future pursuits.”
Preszler is no stranger to CVCS after a combined 33-18 record in five seasons as both an assistant head coach and head coach with the Eagle football program from 2011 to 2015. He also served as the Athletic Director from 2014 to 2015 and was a part of the 2014 CIF-SS Baseball Championship and multiple postseason experiences in all sports. Prior to CVCS, Coach Preszler was a varsity assistant at Huntington Beach High School working with the wide receivers and defensive backs. His time with Huntington Beach led to the opportunity to coach in the 2014 Orange County North/South All-Star football game.
Preszler earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2009 and has extensive experience in sports medicine and strength/conditioning at the high school, collegiate, and clinical level. Preszler played college football at Concordia College, MN where he helped lead the program to a MIAC championship in 2004. Preszler coached high school basketball while at Concordia, finishing third in the state of Minnesota in 2005 and was a three-sport athlete in high school.
“I am thrilled to return to CVCS and lead this athletic program and football team. I’m blessed to come back to a place that feels like home and is full of meaningful relationships. This is a legacy job and I can’t wait to help the school grow, provide support to the great coaches across all sports, and develop and influence the students both spiritually and athletically. This is a school truly centered in a faith-based environment with world-class academics and incredible athletic opportunities!”
Coach Preszler lives in Ladera Ranch with his wife Colleen and their four children, Tatum, Macklyn, Hutson, and Quinn.