MSgt Mark Coates
After twenty-seven years serving the United States in the Marine Corps, Master Sargeant Mark Coates attended National University to receive his B.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Operational Command. He has built a tremendous ROTC program here at El Camino for the past eight years. His greatest accomplishment at ECHS is "seeing kids leave at the end of the school year on a positive note." Coates attended high school in Torrance, California and worked as a women's shoe salesman to earn spending money but his best summer job was as a junior sailing instructor. When he isn't at school, he spends his free time watching football, boating, and playing golf. If you're planning on any home improvements, contact MSgt Coates. He listed this as his summer hobby.
Mr. Ryan Ridley
This is Mr. Ryan Ridley's first year at El Camino as a physical education teacher. He has also taken on the extra duties as a baseball and football coach. Mr. Ridley attended high school in Murrieta, California. In high school, he worked at his parent's pizza restaurant and his best memory is graduating with his buddies. After high school he attended Cal State San Marcos and then continued on to Azusa Pacific University for his graduate degree. When he was in college he had his labret pierced during his freshman year of college. Mr. Ridley and his wife recently had their first child. He lists boating and wake boarding at Lake Powell as a favorite hobby. He also enjoys taking his two Pugs to the dog beach. An interesting fact is that he is bilingual; able to speak Cebuano (Visayan), a dialect of the Philippines. Mr. Ridley's greatest accomplishment is getting married and becoming a father.