Coach Phelps has been coaching Track & Field/Cross Country for over 29 years, having coached 13 years at Dana Hills high school and is entering his 7th year coaching at Tesoro. Coach Phelps has guided his teams to its 8th straight CIF D1 Final appearances and State Championships in 2013 and 2014.
After graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 1975, Dave started teaching and coaching Cross Country and Track at Villa Park High School. Villa Park had competitive boys teams in O.C. and C.I.F. in the 1970s through the 1990s, often placing in the top ten in C.I.F. The teams Dave coached won the O.C. championships in 1983, 1984, and 1985. The 1985 team was second in C.I.F. and the 1994 team captured the D-2 C.I.F. championship.
Dave has coached three runners who have gone on to break 4:00 in the mile in college, including Garrett Corcoran who recorded 4:05 in high school at the Adidas Dream Mile in New York City in 2014. Dave retired from teaching and coaching at Villa Park in 2014 and joined the coaching staff at Tesoro High School in 2017. Coach White will be starting his third year at Tesoro and works with our Freshman and Sophomores boys.