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About our Coaches

9u Jr. Trojans Head Coach

Derrick Holzer - Born in Glendora, CA on June 21, 1984. Moved to Pahrump in 1991. At PVHS I lettered in football, wrestling and baseball. I have 3 boys (Zach 9, Landon 7, Ryder 2) and an awesome wife Katie who puts up with the 4 of us. This will be my 3rd year with PYS and the 9u team. I had really great and influential coaches here in town and I would love to be a positive influence to these young men and women.

11u Jr. Trojans Head Coach

Jamele Antonio Taylor - originally from St.Louis, Mo. grew up in Salinas, CA. Graduate as a Four Year High School letterman in three sports. Football, Basketball and Baseball. Attended California State University, Fresno in 1992. Joined the US Army in 1995 where I served 9 years stateside and overseas. Came to the Pahrump in 2016, and now work as a NYE County Bailiff, for The 5th Judicial District Court here in Pahrump. Favorite sport is Football! Go Vikings Go! 

Wrestling Coach

Raymundo Cortez- born and raised in Southern Nevada. Ray has coached youth sports for the last 8 years. While he is a 2 time runner up Coach of the Year in youth football, wrestling is his passion. Coaching multiple kids to state championships and top spots in local, regional, and national tournaments in all three wrestling disciplines. Freestyle, Folk-style, and Greco-Roman. 


Johnny O'Neal- Got involved with youth football in 2012 as a dad watching his 5 year old play football from the sidelines. Stepped up as an assistant coach that year and found his passion. By 2016 took over as the Youth Football commissioner. Founded Pahrump Youth Sports in 2017, a non profit sports program for the benefit of the local youth  involved with wrestling, cheer, flag and tackle football. 

Wrestling Coach

Jon Yoffee-More to come......