Brant graduated from Canby High School as a three sport lettermen: Football, Basketball and Baseball. At Canby, Brant played tight end and was a starting pitcher on the baseball team. He continued on to Western Oregon University to play baseball and earn his undergraduate teaching degree. He then earned his Master’s Degree in Geographic Education at the University of Oregon and taught and coached baseball at Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon before moving to Central Oregon. At Redmond High School he coached freshman football for two years and then was the offensive coordinator and line coach for the J.V. team for an additional two years and coached the J.V. basketball team for five years. Brant has been teaching and coaching for 23 years and has helped coach teams that have reached the state playoffs in Football, Basketball and Baseball. In addition to coaching Football at Mountain View he teaches AP Human Geography and AP European history. His wife, Wendy is an Equine surgeon at Bend Equine Center, and have a son, Finn (12) and 8 year old daughter, Aven.
Brad begins his 2nd run through the Mountain View program in his second year as the coach the line for the freshman program. He is starting his 31st year as a math teacher with Bend-Lapine Online Schools. A Willamette Bearcat Alum (BS 91 & MAT 93), Soto spent the first 10 years of his career at Sprague HS teaching math and enjoying various coaching positions. As the softball coach, Sprague won the 2003 4A State Championship. Brad joined the Cougar football staff in 2004 and coached until 2018. He is very excited to be back working with the freshman offensive & defensive lines.
Nate Chamberlain - Head JV Coach/Varsity Defensive Line Coach/JV DC
Coach Huff returns for his 19th season at Mountain View, after coaching five years at Crook County High School. A 2000 graduate of Crook County, Huff received his Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State in 2005 and Masters degree from Eastern Oregon University in 2006. After two years teaching at St. Francis, Huff joined the Mountain View staff in 2008 where he teaches Social Studies. After coaching the Varsity Defensive Backs and acting as the Head JV Coach, Huff took over the Varsity Linebacker duties in 2009. He then spent 3 years as the Varsity Defensive Coordinator before returning to the Linebackers. He will now be with the Defensive backs for the 4th year.. He married his wife Katie in 2007, and together they have two daughters, Kennedy 12, and 10 year old Kassidy.
Tanner Cook - Defenisive Coordinator/Linebackers
Brant Mellor - Varsity Offensive Line Coach
Brian Crum - Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Brian begins his 12th year as the Head Coach (64-44) of the Cougars after serving the previous four as the Quarterback coach and Passing Game Coordinator at MVHS and 27 years of coaching overall. He is a graduate of Modoc High School in Alturas, CA where he was a three- sport athlete participating in Football, Basketball, and Track. While at Modoc HS, Crum was a two-time All-League Defensive Back and three-time All-League performer in track. He then graduated from Pepperdine University with both his Bachelor and Masters degrees. Crum was both an assistant coach, and then Co-Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Oak Park High School in Southern California for 12 years where he helped lead the Eagles to three Sectional Championship game appearances and a 56-20 record during his last six years at the school. In addition to his coaching duties, Crum is also a social studies teacher at Mountain View High School where he teaches AP and standard United States History as well as Strength and Conditioning classes.. He just finished his 27th year in the classroom. He also is a Varsity baseball coach in the spring. He has three children, Emma age 22 and in the OSU Cascades MAT program, Connor age 17, and Hailey age 16, both at Mountain View.
Conor Nehl - Quarterbacks/JV OC
Tanner is a graduate of Redmond High School, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Eastern Oregon University. After graduating in 2010 he immediately began his coaching career at La Pine High School where he coached offensive line, defensive line, and outside linebackers for 3 seasons. In 2013 Tanner became the Head football coach at Pilot Butte Middle School where he spent 2 seasons coaching the class of 2019 through their 7th and 8th grade years. Tanner moved into the Defensive Coordinator position in the fall of 2020 after coaching Linebackers and being the JV Defensive Coordinator and Head Coach. When not in school, coaching football, watching football, reading about football, or talking about football, Tanner enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife Ashley, son Drake, and daughter Raeyven
Nate is entering his 5th year of coaching and is excited to start his third year of being a part of the varsity program while also assuming the role of JV Head Coach. Nate is a graduate of Mountain View (class of 2019) and played four years of football in the Mountain View program. He started coaching the fall following his graduation. Nate was born in Burns OR (2000), and moved to Bend in 2013. He coaches the defensive line, and is the defensive coordinator for the JV team. When not coaching football Nate enjoys playing golf, and hanging out with friends and family.
Shawn Morris - Frosh Assistant Coach/DB/WR
Taylor is a graduate of Mountain View High School (class of 1987), and is now a teacher and coach himself at MVHS. Vallerga received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Oregon State University in 1992. After spending four years in Portland, he moved back to Bend and in 1996 and joined the football coaching staff at MVHS. That same year, Vallerga went back to school to obtain his teaching degree, finishing his credential in 1998. The next year, he began teaching at Mountain View and is currently teaching psychology, A.P psychology and US history. Vallerga’s high school playing career at MVHS featured two years as a varsity letterman, while being selected as an All-IMC punter, defensive back and third team All-State punter, as a junior. His senior year, he was chosen as an All-IMC punter, receiver and defensive back, and was also selected to play in the 1987 Shrine All-Star game. During Vallerga’s coaching career at MVHS, he has had the honor of working with many of the men who were there to coach for him in high school (his mentors), including his father Paul Vallerga, Paul Smith and former MVHS head coach John Nehl. He has coached defensive backs, receivers and punters, and is currently coaching running backs.
Conor Nehl grew up in the Bend area and graduated from Mountain View, where he played football for four years, earning all league honors in 2013 at Quarterback. After high school, he attended the University of Oregon, where he got his bachelors and masters degrees for teaching. He was able to get the opportunity to teach and coach football at Roseburg High school from 2020-2022, where he coached varsity quarterbacks while also being the freshman head coach. Conor enters his 5th season of coaching overall, and is excited to be back at Mountain View where he will be coaching quarterbacks.
Shawn grew up in Folsom California and played football from 4th grade through his Senior Year of High School. After spending many years working with High School students and other youth as a counselor he decided to follow his passion of football and coach at the high school level, Shawn is entering his third year as a Freshman position coach and brings his experience and love of the game as well as his experience working with and developing teenagers into successful and driven young adults. In his free time Shawn attends OSU Cascades and enjoys working on cars and motorcycles.
Muke Huff - Defensive Backs Coach
Taylor Vallerga - Running Backs Coach
Brad Soto - Frosh Assistant OL/DL