There will be a new face on the Davis Field sidelines this fall, as Loren Powers was recently named Harker’s new head football coach as well as the new strength, conditioning and mobility coach.
A California native, Powers was part of a state champion St. Bonaventure High School team before playing at California Lutheran University. His football career has included a coaching position at Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco, scouting for the Cleveland Browns, recruiting for Stanford University and youth development with the San Francisco 49ers.
“I am excited to work with our young leaders,” stated Powers. “Harker is known for developing lifelong learners and well-rounded citizens, and that is something I am proud to be a part of.” Powers already began working with some of Harker’s student athletes at spring practices in May.
As the new coach, Powers stated his “short-term goals for the program are to increase participation, improve our athletic skills, offer new experiences and to change the narrative of football.” He understands the risk of injury is a possibility in football, but wants to promote what can be gained through the sport. “From experience, I know football can be played safely at a high level, but what I got out of football is priceless,” expressed Powers. “I learned the value of character, grit and integrity. I developed skills such as leadership, goal setting and goal attainment, time management, discipline and most importantly how to compete!”
In addition to helping build the Harker football program, Powers looks to build the overall health and wellness of the Harker community. “In order to work at your highest mental capacity, you need to be at your peak performance,” Powers explained. “Regular exercise is a part of many successful people’s routine because they see the value in improving overall strength, stress relief and improved self-esteem.”
“Loren is a high-energy guy that brings a lot of experience and passion,” said Dan Molin, upper school athletic director. “The kids will pick up on that as he will continue to provide a great football experience for our athletes.”
The Eagles open the 2019 season at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa on Aug. 23, with the first home game on Sept. 6 versus Washington High San Francisco.
Please welcome Coach Powers to the Harker family. Go Eagles!