Meet the Varsity Football Coaches
Posted September 12
Rod Baltau: Head Coach
Coach Baltau played Varsity Football at Canyon of Canyon Country High School for three years. He earned a scholarship to play Division I football at the University of Texas, El-Paso. Before joining St. Margaret’s coaching staff, Coach Baltau was an Assistant Coach for Canyon of Canyon Country High School in 2006. During that year they won the Northern Division CIF Championship and the Inaugural California Division I State Championship, defeating the #1 team in the nation, Concord De La Salle. In the fall of 2007 when Coach Baltau arrived at St. Margaret’s, he was the Assistant Head Coach and helped guide the Tartans to three consecutive CIF Championships in addition to the Inaugural Small Schools State Championship in 2008. Coach Baltau was named the Head Coach for St. Margaret’s Football Program in 2010. During that year he coached the Tartans to the 2010 Academy League Championship, their seventh consecutive visit to the CIF Semifinals, and was named the Academy League Coach of the Year.
Steve Barbee: Linebackers/ Running Backs
Coach Barbee played Varsity Football at Dana Hills High School for three years. He was a member of the CIF Finalist team in 1991. During his senior year, Coach Barbee played for Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, MD. During that time, he set the school record for the number of tackles in a season at 158. It was broken several years later by NFL player Darnell Dockett. Coach Barbee continued his career at Catholic University of America where his career was cut short by a re-occurring knee injury. Coach Barbee has coached on both the east and west coasts, winning a State Championship at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Most recently, Coach Barbee was the linebacker and tight end coach as well as the special teams coordinator at Marin Catholic High School from 2007-2009. In 2009, Marin Catholic won the CIF Championship and was a State Finalist in Division III competing against Serra of Gardena. In the fall of 2010, Coach Barbee joined St. Margaret’s Football Program when the team won the Academy League Championship.
Mel Taylor: Wide Receivers/ Defensive Backs
From 1992 until 1995, Coach Taylor coached at Patterson High School in Baltimore, MD where he was an Assistant Varsity Football Coach. His teams won three League Championships and one MSA Championship. From 1995- 1999, he coached at Northern High School in Baltimore, MD where he was the Varsity Assistant Football Coach and Defensive Coordinator. In the fall of 2007, Coach Taylor joined St. Margaret’s Football staff and helped lead the Tartans to CIF Championships in 2007 and 2008 in addition to the Small Schools State Championship in 2008.
Andrew Hammond: Offensive/ Defensive Line
Before arriving at St. Margaret’s, Coach Hammond coached at several schools. His latest coaching position was at El Toro High School where he was the Head Freshman Football Coach. Coach Hammond also has extensive baseball coaching experience. He coached at Free State High School in Kansas from 2006 until 2008. In 2008, they were the State Champions and garnered the number one ranking in the state. He moved to El Toro in 2009 and helped coached their baseball team from 2009-2011 where they won 3 consecutive League Championships. Coach Hammond joined St. Margaret’s football staff in 2011.
Robb Fahrion – Quarterbacks/Linebackers
Coach Fahrion played quarterback at Linfield Christian High School from 2003-2006. Before coming to St. Margaret’s Coach Fahrion coached at Linfield Christian from 2007-2009 winning 3 League Championships and the CIF Championship in 2009. Coach Fahrion joined the St. Margaret’s Football Program in 2010 and helped them to an Academy League Championship.
Ralph Brown: Defensive Backs/Wide Receivers
Coach Brown played football at Bishop Amat High School for four years. There he earned a Division I Scholarship to play football at the University of Nebraska where he was named one of four team captains in 1999. Coach Brown will go down in history as one of Nebraska's best corners and certainly the most decorated. In addition to his consecutive starts record, he owns school records for pass breakups in a game, season and career. A preseason All-American, Coach Brown was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation's top defensive back. In 1996, he was named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year and earned first-team freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News. In 1997, Brown helped NU to its third national championship in four years. After his college career, he was drafted in the Fifth Round, Number 140 overall, by the New York Giants. During his career from 2000 to 2009, Coach Brown played for the Giants, Browns, Redskins and the Cardinals. He played in Super Bowl XLIII for the Arizona Cardinals when they faced the Pittsburgh Steelers. This fall Coach Brown will be inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. This is Coach Brown’s first year with St. Margaret’s Football Program.Back to previous page