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Scholarship Signings

A quintet of impact players from the 2013 Sierra College football team signed national letters of intent, Wolverine head coach Ben Noonan announced. Heading up the Wolverine sophomores is All-American 1st team DB Zack Starnes, who inked an agreement with UNLV.

Also signing on Wednesday were DB RaShawn DuPree with West Texas A&M, OL Jordan Finley with Colorado St. University, QB Daniel Harding with the University at Albany (NY), and OL Steven Trivette with Midland University (NE).

Starnes (Woodland HS) was the 2013 Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-State 1st team. He had 55 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, and returned two interceptions for TDs.

Finley (River Valley) earned All-Valley and All-State 1st team honors. Trivette (Ponderosa) was an All-Valley 1st-teamer. DuPree had 36 tackles and returned an interception and a kick for touchdowns.

Harding emerged from a three-player off-season battle as the Wolverines’ starting QB before an injury limited him to only eight games. He was 173-304 for 1859 yards, a 232 YPG average, 18 touchdowns and 13 picks.

A member of the highly-competitive Valley Conference, Sierra College football is recognized as an elite national football program. The Wolverines have appeared in ten bowl games, and won 37 straight games from 2002-2005. More than 80 players have moved on to play at four-year schools the last few years.

There’s nothing like a Sierra College football game on a crisp fall Saturday afternoon. Few community college game environments can equal the noise and the color of a sold-out Homer “Buzz” Ostrom Stadium on game day!

All Americans

  • Zack Starnes, Defense
  • Austin Wyatt-Thayer, LB 

All State

  • Zack Starnes, Defense
  • Austin Wyatt-Thayer, LB
  • Jordan Finley, Offensive lineman 

All Valley Conference Team

  • Defensive Player of the Year: Zack Starnes
  • Defense: DB Michael Saulter, LB Austin Wyatt-Thayer, and defensive linemen Vincent Gibbs and Erik McKinnon
  • Offense: RB Calvin Burns, WR Devin Gray, offensive linemen Jordan Finley and Steven Trivette, and P. Michael Cloutier

Homer “Buzz” Ostrom Stadium

Opening in 2007, ”The Buzz” has been host to some of the great moments in Sierra College football history. The 1500-seat facility, named after legendary Sierra football coach and athletic director, Homer Ostrom, features a speedy field turf surface, a state-of-the-art press box, and incredible sight lines. There is not a bad seat in the house!

Such legendary Wolverines as Lamon Muldrow (San Jose St.), Carl Moore (Florida), Bryson Littlejohn (Oregon), Mike Grant (UNLV), Paul Vassallo (Arizona), Brandon Michalkiewicz (Cal Poly) and Scotty Enos (Hawaii) entered the national spotlight playing at “The Buzz.”

General admission tickets for regular season games at “The Buzz” cost $8; student & senior tickets are $5. Sierra students get into games FREE with a Fall 2011 ASSC sticker. Fans joining the Wolverine Athletic Association (WAA) receive free admission to all home games and can enjoy pre-game BBQs and reserved, cushioned seating.

These are the official Sierra College Athletics web pages providing information about our programs, coaches and student-athletes. Any other web pages or sites on the internet or linked to from our pages containing information about Sierra College Athletics are not sanctioned by Sierra College and therefore may contain inaccurate information. We also have an official Sierra College Sports presence on Facebook and Twitter. Some sports or coaches may have their own unofficial social media presence.

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Ben Noonan Head Football Coach

  • G 200C
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Ben earned his M.S. in Kinesiology in 2004 from Texas A&M University of Kingsville, Texas and his B.A. in English in 2000 from Bemidji State... More

Edward Eaton Assistant Football Coach; Adaptive PE Instructor

  • G-ME 3B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Football coach Eaton is in charge of recruiting. Coach Eaton has been the defensive coach of the Wolverines for the last several years. More

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