About Coach Justin Lowell
This is the beginning of a new chapter for our family. Along with my wife of ten years, Emily, daughter Bailey, and soon-to-be son, I am looking forward to joining the Valley Christian community. My goal at Valley Christian Schools is to prepare students to be the Christian leaders of tomorrow and reach their full potential through academic and athletic excellence.
I believe the most successful people in life exhibit discipline, a strong work ethic, loyalty, and teamwork. Our players will be expected to embody these characteristics.
We will teach our players to set goals, and learn how to keep these goals in focus and achieve them. The ultimate purpose of our program is to have each student-athlete leave with a superior education and a feeling that his four years at Valley Christian, and in our football program, have been the best four years of his life.
I have eleven years of varsity coaching experience, six of which have been as the head football coach at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. In my six-year tenure there, Northgate went from not having a winning season in fifteen years to becoming one of the top schools in Division 2 of North Coast Section, reaching the playoffs three out of the last four years. Prior to Northgate, I coached three years at Martin Luther King High School and two years at West Valley High School as a defensive coordinator.
As an educator, I have taught for ten years. I graduated from the University of Redlands with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and continued to earn a master’s degree in the area of Special Education, as well as a multi-subject teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University.
Valley Christian is a special place and I am excited to work with a great administrative team to build one of the most respected football programs in the Bay Area.
Football coach Justin Lowell leaves Northgate for Valley Christian-Dublin
Justin Lowell has been hired as the new football coach at Valley Christian High in Dublin, Vikings athletic director Scott Babinat announced Thursday.
Lowell guided Northgate to the North Coast Section Division II quarterfinals in 2013 and the semifinals in 2012 during a successful six-year run, when he was credited with resurrecting the program.
He had a 36-31 overall mark, including three seasons with at least nine wins.
"It was an opportunity that was presented to me," Lowell said of his decision. "I wasn't searching. Northgate is a great place, a great community. We were able to build something that's really consistent there over the last few years. Valley Christian just seemed like an opportunity for me to do something in that community and build something that was kind of special."
Northgate athletic director Steve Chappell gave Lowell high marks.
"We're sad he's leaving," Chappell said. "He's a great guy. We're going to miss him as a teacher. We're going to miss him as a football coach. We're going to miss him as a friend. We wish him well. ... This is a great opportunity for him."[more Contra Costa Times Article]
Congratulations VCHS Football Players
5 VCHS Football Players Signed Letters of Intent to Play College Football
Valley Christian High School is pleased to announce that 5 of it's football players have signed letters of intent to play college football. Three of the players, Sean Flynn, Logan McHone and Theman Taylor, have all signed to play at the University of San Diego. DeMaurier Blackwell has signed to play at Colorado State and Vince Volpatti has signed to play at Southern Oregon. All five of these young men played 3 years of varsity football for VCHS and participated in 3 NCS playoff tournaments in their careers. As seniors, they were part of the first senior class to lead our football program to its first NCS Championship game in school history. We are very proud of these five young men and the commitment they have made and the example they have set through hard work which helps to make these opportunities possible! You all are in our prayers moving forward!