College of the Redwoods
Corsair Athletics



Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Backs/First Season

Phone: 707-476-4238  Email:

Coach Breitzman is entering his first season at College of the Redwoods, serving as head coach, defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Coach Breitzman, who played baseball and football at Calaveras High School in San Andreas, graduated in 2006. He was a two-time All-Mother Load League selection in football and was named Offensive Player of the Year his senior season at quarterback. He was also an All-League selection in baseball his senior year, before transferring to San Joaquin Delta College to play football in 2006. He played quarterback his freshman year and cornerback his sophomore year, earning a First-Team All-Valley Conference selection his sophomore year and a trip to a bowl game. Breitzman was then recruited to Humboldt State’s bitter rival, Central Washington, where he played two seasons in 2008-09. In 2009, as a safety, Breitzman helped the Wildcats become the No. 1 defense in the country with just 11.2 points per game allowed. Central Washington finished the 2009 season as the No. 4 ranked team in the country. Following his playing career, Coach Breitzman stayed on at Central Washington as a safeties coach in 2010, and in 2011 as a Graduate Assistant. Last year, Coach Breitzman also got some European experience, leading the Prague Black Panthers to a Czech Republic National Championship in the Austrian Football League as a head coach and defensive coordinator.


JORDAN HAMILL:  Defensive Line Coach/Second Season
Phone: 707-476-4294 Email:

Coach Hamill, who is entering his first season with the Corsairs as defensive line coach, graduated from El Camino High School in Oceanside in 2008, where he played football and baseball. Hamill was named Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2007-08 for his school. The following year, Hamill played offensive line at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Hamill then transferred to CR in 2009, playing offensive line for the Corsairs and helping them to their last BVC championship. Hamill just graduated from Western New Mexico University, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.


ESTEBAN AVILA: Linebackers Coach/First Season

Coach Avila is entering his first season at College of the Redwoods and will be the linebackers coach. Coach Avila graduated from El Camino High School in Oceanside in 2008, where he played football and competed in the shot put and discus in track and field. His senior year, Avila was an All-Avocado League selection as a defensive lineman and helped his team to a league title. Coach Avila then spent two seasons at Shasta College in 2008-09 as a linebacker, helping the Knights to a bowl game, and in 2011, returned home to El Camino High School where he spent the past two seasons as a defensive line coach.

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