This will be Coach Jefferson’s tenth year as a football coach and first year at Poway High’s Football Program. Coach Jefferson is a native Californian having spent the first half of his life in Northern California and the second half in Southern California. He was born in San Francisco, CA and during his undergraduate years attended both UCLA and UC Davis, where he graduated with a degree in Managerial Economics. Coach Jefferson also has a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan and Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas. Parish is married to Wendy and has twin boys, Maxwell and Vance. Both Maxwell and Vance are currently attending Poway High and are members of the Freshman football team. Parish has been active in coaching since his boys began flag football at the age of 5. Since then he held both defense and offense coordinator positions in Poway Pop Warner and Westview Youth Football and spent three years as a Head Coach in Poway Pop Warner.