For the second time in under a month, a previous NFL and Cal running back has been named head football trainer at a Cove Region secondary school. C.J. Anderson is the new football trainer at Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.).
On May 17, Anderson said he got back to the running he supplanted at Cal, Jahvid Best, to compliment him on his recruit as the mentor at close by Holy person Mary’s (Albany). Presently Anderson kidded he expects a return call from Best after Monte Vista athletic chief Andy Popper’s declaration this week.
“I’m really energized and thankful for this chance to maintain the practice at an extraordinary school and program,” Anderson told MaxPreps. “Regardless of where you go, what school you join in or NFL group you play for, you need to know and make a big difference for that set of experiences.”
Anderson played seven years in the NFL and arrived at the Super Bowl multiple times, twice with the Horses and once with the Rams. He spent his initial five seasons with the Mustangs and the most recent two years with the Jaguars, Marauders, Rams and Lions.
In Super Bowl L in 2016, Anderson scrambled for 90 yards and a score, driving the Mustangs to a 24-10 success over the Pumas. He scrambled for 3,497 yards and 22 scores in his profession and had 108 gets for 900 yards. He was a 2014 Ace Bowl choice.
Anderson worked last season as an alumni collaborator at Cal, where he played two season finishing in 2012. He featured locally as a prep competitor at Bethel (Vallejo) and in junior school at Laney (Oakland).
All that experience made him both a “amazing” choice, Popper said, and a simple one, however it’s anything but a thorough pursuit.
“We’re amazingly eager to get C.J. with all his abundance of involvement as a player as well as in the game of football,” Popper said. “He acquires incredible excitement, his grin and energy are irresistible and he needs to be here. He needs to be a Colt. It’s the spot he needed to be.”
Popper said Anderson has gotten down to business, previously orchestrating group and parent gatherings while assembling an instructing staff that incorporates his sibling, K’Lan.
The Colts will require all the assistance they with canning playing in the tough East Sound Athletic Group which highlights, among others, enduring public force De La Salle (Harmony).
“I told the children yesterday in a group meeting that I desire to bring a much-needed refresher,” Anderson said. “I’m not from this local area. I’m from a better place, yet I’m a football addict and I’m certain we would all be able to meet up to become familiar with the game, see one another and join collectively.”
Monte Vista went 0-6 during an abbreviated spring season, yet was in each game, losing four games by a score or less. The Horses are a lasting Cove Region power with seven North Coast Area titles, the most recent in 2016 when current Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener and double-cross first-group All-Pac 12 linebacker Nate Landman (Colorado) drove the way.
Among other previous conspicuous Monte Vista football players are All-Expert tight end Zach Ertz and previous public prep Player of the Year, College of Miami, and NFL quarterback Kyle Wright.