Coaching Staff 2018

2018 Coaching Staff Leaning on State Experience

After a state championship run, Galileo’s coaching staff made significant gains despite the sad departure of 3-year coach, Stephen Carton who moved up to Seattle to enjoy the year-round rain. Coach Mark Huynh will be leading this program for a 10th season, a decade that produced 3 city championships, last season’s 6A state title and a hopeful run again this season. Coach Blacksher will be back to coordinate the Lions’ offense and take on more head coaching duties. Coach Lynch is asked to leap into the fire as the frosh soph head coach in his second year.

Coaching Staff 2017

2017 Coaching Staff is a 4-Man Show

In his 5th season at Galileo, Marcus Blacksher Jr. has been promoted to associate head coach of the varsity team. His main role will be coordinating the varsity offense and working with player’s academic progress. Stephen Carton benefited from the change, gaining the role of frosh soph head coach for this season. Coach Mark Huynh will make a return to coordinating the varsity defense and retain the role of coordinating special teams for both squads. After two years of “light” recruitment from Coach Mark, Galileo history teacher, Daniel Lynch is finally making his coaching debut as an assistant coach.

Coaching Staff 2016

2016 Coaching Staff Hoping for Great Success

Coach Mark Huynh will be leading the program into his 8th varsity season. Coach Blacksher will be tasked with coordinating the offense and Coach Carton, the defense. Returning to help with the line is Anthony Lam.

  • MARK HUYNH – Var­sity Head Coach (Galileo ’90), STC-LB-RB
  • MARCUS BLACKSHER Jr. – Frosh Soph Head Coach (Mar­shall ’11), OC-QB-DB
  • STEPHEN CARTON – Assis­tant Coach (Black Rock Col­lege, Ire­land ’09), DC-TE-DE
  • ANTHONY LAM – Assis­tant Coach (Galileo ’12), OL-DT

Coaching Staff 2015

2015 Coaching Staff Loaded with Experience

The 2015 season staff retains FS-HC Marcus Blacksher Jr, line coach, Conrad Mo and coach Mark Huynh leading the program in his 7th varsity season.

  • MARK HUYNH – Var­sity Head Coach (Galileo ’90)
  • MARCUS BLACKSHER Jr. – Frosh Soph Head Coach (Mar­shall ’11)
  • CONRAD MO – Assis­tant Coach (Galileo ’14)
  • VOLOE SCOTT – Assis­tant Coach ()
  • STEPHEN CARTON – Assis­tant Coach (Black Rock College, Ireland ’09)
  • BISMARK NAVARRO – Assistant Coach (Lowell ’08)
  • BRIAN WILBUR – Assis­tant Coach (Ferndale ’04)
  • JUSTINA THAI – Assis­tant Coach (Galileo ’12)



Coaching Staff 2014

2014 Coaching Staff is Wiser & Younger

The 2014 season features a new FS head coach (Blacksher Jr.) and coach Mark Huynh’s 6th season at the helm of this program.

  • MARK HUYNH – Varsity Head Coach (Gal ’90), Coordinator, QB/RB & LB
  • MARCUS BLACKSHER Jr. – Frosh Soph Head Coach (Marshall ’11)
  • DONOVAN PHILLIPS – Assistant Coach (Gal ’10), DL & DE
  • JOHNSON LA – Assistant Coach (Gal ’11), WR & DB
  • CONRAD MO – Assistant Coach (Galileo ’14)
  • VOLOE SCOTT – Assistant Coach (?)



Coaching Staff 2013

2013 Coaching Staff Not Under One Umbrella

The 2013 season will point the program back to a more traditional style of coaching with 2 separate coaching staffs. While the 2012 staff returns for another season (with 1 change – Donovan Phillips in place of Jackie Phung), coaches Espy and Hardee are first year coaches at Galileo with the frosh soph team. This change was a mandate from the administration citing a “lack of diversity” and “lack of experience” with the prior season’s coaching staff. Coach Mark Huynh’s staff will continue to coach the varsity team.


Coaching Staff 2012

2012 Coaching Staff, Galileo Grads United

The 2012 coaching staff is a symbol of the Galileo tradition with 5 alumni. They also represent something unique as coach George White’s family tree reaches another generation; all 4 assistant coaches played under coach Huynh who played under coach White & coach Kevin Adams.

MARK HUYNH – Director of Football Operations/Varsity Head Coach (’90)
JACKIE PHUNG – Frosh Soph Head Coach/Running Backs & Defensive Ends (’08)
ANTHONY LAM – Frosh Soph Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams/Offensive Line & Defensive Line (’12)
Assistant Coach/Receivers & Defensive Backs (’11)
Assistant Coach/Offensive Line & Defensive Line (’11)

Coaching Staff 2011

2011 Coaching Staff Making Changes

The 2011 coaching staff did not retain Dominic Mullens and Charlie Kaine from 2010 due to a conflict in job scheduling. Coach Ben Moore returns in a 75% capacity after a time-challenging 2010 season. Coach Steve Santoro, who played at Yale, brings an east coast experience. Coach Saepate Vasa who grew up in chinatown and  attended Galileo his freshman year, is in a semi-homecoming although he graduated from Rodriguez High in Fairfield. In addition, coaches Israel Jones round out a 6-man staff.

Coaching Staff 2010

2010 Coaching Staff Running on Championship Fuel

Retaining 3 coaches from last season, the 2010 staff’s addition of Charlie Kaine and Donovan Phillips was enough to sustain the program’s competitive edge as the frosh/soph team came 1 touchdown shy of a championship and the varsity team, as well, was 1 touchdown away from a return trip to the championship despite losing AAA Running Back of the Year, Quincy Nelson, to an MCL tear with 3 games remaining and starting center and the heart of the lions’ defense, Max Malloy in the first game of the regular season.

Coaching Staff 2009

2009 Coaching Staff Making History

The 2009 staff, a truly multi-culturally well-rounded bunch, blessed with 40 hard-working players, helped Galileo reclaim it’s reputation as a football powerhouse in San Francisco by winning it’s 16th city championship, the most in city history. Most notably, the championship came on the heels of an 18-game losing streak.



Galileo High School ’90, San Francisco State ’95

Wynnewood High (OK) ’96, University of Central Oklahoma ’01

Galileo Academy ’03, Menlo College ’07

Carlsbad High School (SD) ’96, UC San Diego ’03

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