Prep Football: Former San Diego Chargers QB Billy Volek joins Maranatha Christian's staff

Billy Volek played for the San Diego Chargers from 2006-2011. Photo courtesy of San Diego Chargers
Billy Volek played for the San Diego Chargers from 2006-2011. Photo courtesy of San Diego Chargers

Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Billy Volek has joined the Maranatha Christian Schools football staff as the top assistant and quarterbacks coach.

Volek, who played for the Tennessee Titans from 2000-2006 and then for the Chargers from 2006-2011, has been involved with the school’s athletic program for the last few years. He lives in Poway and has three children (a third grader, fifth grader and seventh grader) that attend Maranatha Christian.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to give something back to Maranatha Christian, for the many positive things the school has provided for my family,” Volek said, according to a press release from the school. “Maranatha Christian has a great group of kids on the football team and it will be exciting to teach them more about the game that has given me so much over the years.”

Volek, 36, was released from the Chargers in March. He spent most of his career as a backup quarterback, including his final six years in San Diego. Volek had an outstanding college career at Fresno State, where he led the school to a Western Athletic Conference title in 1999.

“Coming off last year’s 8-man championship season and moving to 11-man fooball in the Pacific League has been a great motivator for the team,” Maranatha athletic director Tim Shelton said. “With the addition of Billy to our already capable football coaching staff, MCS is expecting to not only see the program grow, but also be more competitive.”

The Eagles played their first varsity level 11-man football game last Friday at home against San Pasqual Academy. Maranatha stayed in the game early, but things fell apart in the second half and the Eagles fell 44-14.

   
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