Arduino Promoted, New Additions Join Football Staff
Fort Worth, TX - Nolan Catholic head football coach David Beaudin has announced several staff additions including the promotion of Kevin Arduino to the offensive coordinator. The new staff members join Jordan Hampton, defensive coordinator, KJ Williams, director of strength and conditioning/defensive line and Josh Robinson, offensive line to make up the coaching staff who will help lead the Vikings in 2021.
Arduino, who has spent the last five seasons as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator, will now coordinate the offense after the departure of former offensive coordinator Michael Carlson. He will also continue to serve the athletic department in his role as associate athletic director.
“Kevin has earned this promotion through his daily work and his willingness to do whatever it takes for our program,” Beaudin stated. “Coach A does a great job with not only staying on the cutting edge in scheme and offensive attacks, he also is one of the best at building a rapport with the young men on the team and always puts them first in all he does.I have known Kevin since high school where I recruited him and coached him in college for a couple years, before I moved on. I have watched him grow and develop into an elite coach. I have no doubt Kevin will continue to take an already potent offense to even greater heights!”
Trevor Abbott joins the Vikings staff after having coached at St. Mark’s School of Texas as well as coaching in Germany. Abbott will assist Arduino on the offensive side of the ball as running backs coach.
Ammon Baker, a former wide receiver at the University of Hawaii, will coach wide receivers. Barker previously coached wide receivers and special teams at Alta HS in Sandy, Utah.
Defensively two new staff members have joined the defensive staff.
Brian Farda, former head football coach at Fort Worth Country Day, will coach the linebackers as well as assisting with special teams. Farda will also be head boys and girls track and field coach as well as assistant athletic director of operations.
Tarence Calais, who joined the staff last spring, came to Nolan Catholic from Southeast Louisiana St. University. Previous to Southeast, Calais has spent time at multiple NCAA DI, DII & DIII institutions. He will coach the defensive backs as well as serving as NCAA recruiting coordinator. Calais also serves the athletic department in his role as compliance coordinator.
Finalizing the staff is Brian McDonald, who will primarily work with special teams. McDonald comes from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a special teams assistant coach.
Beaudin and his staff will look to continue to build off the success of last season after making an appearance in the TAPPS 6A state championship game. Led by returning all state selections Curlee Thomas and Kaleb James, the Vikings have all the pieces in place to make another run at an eighth state championship.
The Vikings will open the 2021 season at The Star in Frisco as they take on defending UIL 4A state champs, Argyle High School at 7 pm.