Announcements and Important Events
Zach McNally started his football career playing for De La Salle High School from 2001 - 2004. During that time his team was both the National and State Champions in 2002 and 2003. During his tenure at De La Salle, Zach was the team captain and named Defensive Player of the Year his senior season. Zach continued his football career as a preferred walk-on player for Boise State in 2005, helping the team win the WAC Championship. In 2006, Zach transferred to Diablo Valley College where he was the team captain, leading the team to its first All Golden Gate Conference Championship. After a one year stint at Diablo Valley, Zach played at Northern Arizona University (NAU) on a full athletic scholarship. During that time, Zach was a starter all three years and a team captain in 2009. His coaching experience began in 2010, when Coach McNally was the assistant Linebacker Coach at NAU followed by season as the assistant defensive line coach. In 2013, Coach McNally began his high school coaching career at James Logan High School where he served as the linebacker coach, defensive coordinator, strength and condiitoning coach, and eventually earned the title of head coach. As a head coach, Coach McNally has been faced with the task of overcoming several obstacles at Logan High School including the death of a current and former player on his team in a tragic accident.
Coach McNally beat out over 30 other applicants to earn the title of Head Coach at Whitney High School. After three hours of interviews which included two different panels and a three hour, one on one meeting with the Athletic Director, it was determined Coach McNally was the right person to lead Whitney Football into the SFL and restore the success seen between 2007 and 2013 as the Wildcats made 7 straight play-off appearances and played in two section title games. Coach McNally brings with him a top-notch coaching staff, attacking defense based on simplicity, pursuit, and technique along with an offense that can run and throw the ball while using blocking schemes that are advantageous to the offensive line. Furthermore, his background in strength, speed, and agility will help produce a quicker and faster team.
Currently the Athletic Department and Coach McNally are working on a spring calendar, coaching staff, and equipment inventory. As some things are completed, a meeting will be publicized and held where the community can come out and hear the philosphy of Coach McNally and the core values and guiding principles his program will be built on. The Athletic Department is extremely excited to bring Coach McNally on-board as the head coach and supporting him in the implementation of his program.
To learn more about Coach McNally, CLICK HERE to see an interview conducted by our sports broadcasting class and senior George Loureiro.