Carlmont Coaches

The Carlmont Football Coaches for 2020 are:
 NameRoleBackground
Eric RadoVarsity Head Coach & Offensive CoordinatorCoach Eric Rado is entering into his first season as Varsity head coach, fifth season on the Carlmont Football Staff and 14th year of coaching overall. For the 2020 season, Coach Rado will also be the Offensive Coordinator, in addition to continuing as the Carlmont HS Strength and Conditioning Coach. Coach Rado enjoys seeing the players develop into successes, both on the field and in the classroom in college and beyond. Coach Rado currently teaches Adapted Physical Education for the San Mateo County Office of Education (August of 2016-Present). See Coach Rado's full bio here.

Al ElzeyVarsity Defensive Backs CoachCoach Al Elzey lettered in football at McAteer High School in San Francisco. He played college football at the College of San Mateo for the legendary coach Tom Martinez and Jack Thur from 1988–1990 and then moved on to play at San Francisco State University from 1990-1994.

After college Coach Elzey began a career in law enforcement in 1994 and is currently a Lieutenant with a Peninsula law enforcement agency. Citing a desire to coach football, Elzey joined Coach Jake Messina on the Carlmont High School staff in 2015. During the past four years, Coach Elzey produced an CCS Peninsula Athletic League Honorable Mention Defensive Back in 2016 and an CCS Peninsula Athletic League First Team All-League Defensive Back in 2017.
Rick LavezzoVarsity Offensive Line CoachCoach Lavezzo came to Carlmont for the 2018 season from Serra High School where he began coaching in 1984 and was a Varsity Assistant from 2012-2017. He was on the Serra HS staff that captured the 2017 Division 2A State Football Championship in Sacramento.

As a player, he was a two year Varsity starter and All WCAL lineman at Serra HS in 1977. He began his college career playing for offensive guru Tom Martinez and fellow Hall of Fame head coach Bill Dickey at College of San Mateo. Coach Lavezzo finished his playing days, as a two year starter at San Francisco State University under the Dean of West Coast football at the time Vic Rowan. He graduated from SFSU in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Coach Lavezzo is also on the Varsity Carlmont Varsity Baseball staff, as an assistant coach and has been since 2011. He has been a part of six PAL conference championships and eight CCS playoff tournament berths for Carlmont over that time.

Known to many of his players as Uncle Rick, including his 10 nephews and one niece, he relishes his role as mentor and provider of life lessons through sports. He resides in San Mateo with Renee, his wife of 21 years.

TBHJr. Varsity Head Coach
Rich Smith

Jr. Varsity Asst. Coach