Head Coach Randy Trivers completed his fifth year of coaching at Gonzaga in 2018. During that time, he’s compiled a 46-15 record, including winning back-to-back DCSAA AA State Championships in 2014 and 2015 to go along with this year's WCAC title. Trivers was named the USA Today's National and Washington DC Coach of the Year in 2018. He was also named the WCAC Coach of the Year and USA Today’s Washington DC Coach of the Year in 2015.
This past fall was the 130th year of Gonzaga Football. The season proved to be a historic one for the Eagles as the team captured the first WCAC Championship for Eye Street since 2002 in the most dramatic fashion conceivable. The regular season concluded with a loss to St. John's on Buchanan Field; but the Eagles traveled to Military Road for the WCAC Semifinal a week later, and defeated the Cadets to advance to the championship game vs DeMatha at Catholic University on November 18. After falling behind 20-0 in the second quarter, the team scored 25 points in the 4th quarter to win 46-43. Sophomore QB Caleb Williams, WCAC and DC Gatorade Player of the Year, completed a 53-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to senior WR John Marshall.
Other highlights from the season included wins over Bishop Sullivan in Virginia Beach, two-time national champion Don Bosco Prep from New Jersey, and Georgetown Prep in the Jesuit Gridiron Classic. Twenty-two Eagles were named to All-WCAC teams, ten were named to All-Met teams, and senior DE Joseph Weté was a UA All-American. The team wrapped up the season ranked #1 in the area by The Washington Post. Nationally, the Eagles finished ranked #13 by Catholic Athletes for Christ, #14 by High School Football America, #18 by USA Today, and #23 by Max Preps.
We are looking forward to another great season of Gonzaga Football in 2019!
Coach Trivers has been coaching football for 22 years, including 15 years as head coach of three different football programs. He was the first coach in the history of Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland, where in nine seasons he led the team to five Division Championships, three Regional Championships, and one State Championship. He was also the Head Coach at Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Florida, for four seasons where he led the team to four straight winning seasons, two state playoff appearances, and its first home playoff win and District Championship since 1969.
In recent years, Coach Trivers has led the Eagles to a 29-8 record in three seasons including back-to-back DCSAA State Championship Titles.
Coach Trivers attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he played running back and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in African American Studies. After college, he earned a Masters degree in Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. A member of Gonzaga’s English Department, Trivers teaches Classic Literature and African American Literature. He and his wife, Amanda, have two sons, Rex and Rhys.