Since our first season in 1959, many talented athletes, coaches and board members have participated in our football and cheer program. The contribution of our athletes is easily measured and many went on to successful high-school, college and pro careers.

Success of our alumni isn’t measured only by on-field performance. The countless hours that our volunteers have contributed over the past 66 years is simply amazing. Our organization is forever indebted to them for their vision, passion and commitment.

Below you will find a listing of those individuals who truly understood what T-Bird PRIDE meant and are part of our important history–and those who had great success after T-Birds.

If you belong on this list, or know someone that does, please contact:

Football players

Name Last T-Bird Year High School College(s) (Position) Pro Team(s)
Jake Haener 2015 Monte Vista Washington, Fresno State (QB) Saints
Nate Landman 2012 Monte Vista Colorado (LB) Falcons
Roy Helu Jr. San Ramon Valley Nebraska (RB) Redskins, Raiders
Jeff Kopp San Ramon Valley USC (LB) Dolphins, Jags, Ravens, Patriots
Tristan Sinclair San Ramon Valley Stanford (LB)
Luke Baker San Ramon Valley Sacramento State (QB)
Corbin Louks San Ramon Valley Utah, Nevada (QB) Broncos, Chiefs, Seahawks, CFL
Chris Carter 2001 San Ramon Valley UC Davis (WR) Seahawks
Drew McAllister Monte Vista USC (Safety)
Kevin Lopina De La Salle Washington State (QB)
Joe Southwick 2004 San Ramon Valley Boise State (QB)
Brett Trimble 1999 San Ramon Valley Southern Oregon (QB)
Tommy Hemmingsen Monte Vista UC Davis (WR)
Peter Guerts 2002 Monte Vista California (RB)
Kevin Kerkridey 1983 Miami (TE)
Steve Abrams 1983 Monte Vista Utah State (RB)
Shaun Hensley 1984 BYU (LB)
Brandon Sweeney 2003 Univ. of San Diego
James Schlegal 2002 California
Sam Keller 2005 San Ramon Valley ASU, Nebraska (QB)
Matt Lasker 1991 Monte Vista Univ. of Nevada Reno (RB)
John Shepanek 1979 Monte Vista Univ. of Nevada Reno
Harmon Bruno 2004 San Ramon Valley Willamette (LB)
Steve Callaway San Ramon Valley Nebraska, California (Long Snapper)
Peter Kertz Monte Vista California (RB)
Bryce Peterson San Ramon Valley Sacramento State (WR)
Mike Sullivan 1964 Ygnacio Valley Oregon (QB)
Kirk Pulliver 1983 De La Salle St. Mary’s
Deuce Palmer San Ramon Valley SMU, USC
Kirk Gerling 1978 Monte Vista Idaho State (RB)
Dan Smithwick 2003 San Ramon Valley Brown (LB)
Brad Ingram Monte Vista Tulsa, Hawaii (WR)
Sean Kearney 1990 San Ramon Valley Diablo Valley (LB)
Grant Harper 2015 Campolindo High School UC Davis (QB)
Joe Marsac 1983 San Ramon Valley Sacramento State
Eric Sandmann De La Salle Colorado
Keith Garratt San Ramon Valley Colorado


Name T-Bird Year Coaching School
Bob Ladouceur Head Football Coach - De La Salle High School, Concord, CA

Key Contributors/Volunteers

Name T-Bird Year Role Contribution
Pete Villa 1958 Founder
Joe Dame Founder
Mr. Gerling Athletic Director First Athletic Director
Roy Ingram Coach Financial Support
Darla Ingram Cheer Director Financial Support - Founded Cheer Program
Vim Keosian Coach/Director
John Shepanek Coach/Director
Chris Carter Director
Kevin O’Reilly Director
*Dates indicate final year with team