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VARSITY COACHES

Coaches

Doug Nisenson

Varsity Head Coach

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Doug Nisenson, or Coach Nise as his players call him, comes to Chaparral from Colorado, where he spent the past six seasons as the Head Football Coach at ThunderRidge High School. In 2022 he led the Grizzlies to an 11-2 record and a 5A Quarterfinal appearance, tying for the most wins in 5A. Over the past four normal seasons, he amassed a 36-13 record. His offense featured three different quarterbacks with 2000+ yards and 20+ TDs, leading Colorado 5A in regular-season TD passes in 2021. When hired at ThunderRidge, he was the youngest Head Coach in 5A at that time and brought the Grizzlies back to one of the state’s top programs. He specializes in building culture and driving connections between people in pursuit of one common goal. Culture is the edge, Culture Wins. Prior to serving as Head Coach, he spent four seasons as an assistant at ThunderRidge. 

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Adam Archuleta

Adam Jason Archuleta played safety for seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Arizona State Sun Devils, and was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams with the 20th overall pick.

After five seasons with the Rams, Archuleta played a season each for the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, and was in camp with the Oakland Raiders in 2008.

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Shaquille Riddic

Coach Riddick played his college ball as a linebacker at Gardner-Webb & West Virginia. He was a 5th rd pick for the Cardinals & will coach LBs. Welcome to Chaptown.  Riddick was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round, 158th overall, in the 2015 NFL draft.

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Steven Lindquist

Director of Sports Performance

This is Steven’s 3rd year with Chaparral Football.  He played college football at Colorado Mesa University and after finishing his football career,  he interned with the strength and conditioning staff. Graduating in 2015 with a BS in Kinesiology, Steven continued his education achieving his CSCS and XPS (EXOS Performance Specialist).   

For the last six years, Steven has successfully run his own private performance training business.  He strives to be more than just a coach and to build meaningful, impactful relationships with each player. Accountability, responsibility, discipline, work ethic and time management are all pillars of his strength program and believe that attributes learned in the weight room that will help create not just better football players but better men. 

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Gabe Cardenas

Receiver Coach

Originally from Mesa, AZ, Coach Gabe comes to Chap from Colorado where he built one of the top WR training academies in the box state, Gloveworks.  

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