Football Continue Reading 2019 Season Preview


Coach John Joyner is entering his 11th year as Head Coach and 13th year with the program. Under Coach Joyner, the Crusaders have won 1 State, 2 CIF and 4 League Championships. Overall, Marian and Mater Dei Catholic has won 16 League, 7 CIF and 2 State Championships (’03 and ‘16). Coach Joyner has sent nearly 30 athletes to play college football including 2 currently in the NFL. The Crusaders football program is one of the only programs in the county that has 2 Silver Pigskin Winners (Patrick Gates ’04 and CJ Verdell ’17) and an Iron Hog (Nick Dell’Aqua ’18) recipient.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach

John Joyner

11th Season


State Championships


Regional Finalists


CIF Titles


League Titles