Jeff Carnazzo

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Jeff Carnazzo
Jeff Carnazzo
Jeff Carnazzo
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Palma High School (CA)
Biographical details
Born (1967-02-10) February 10, 1967 (age 50)
Omaha, Nebraska
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–2000 (linebackers) Palma High School (CA)
2000–present (head) Palma High School (CA)
Head coaching record
Overall 149–35–5[1]
Accomplishments and honors
CIF CCS Div I Champions (2000, 2001, 2003)[2]
CIF CCS Div IV Champions (2011)[3]
MBL Champions (2000, 2001)
TCAL Champions (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
MBL (Gabilan Division) Champions (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
8× Monterey Bay League/Tri-County Athletic League Coach of the Year
2× Central Coast Section Coach of the Year
San Francisco 49er Coach of the Year (2003)
2× San Francisco 49er Coach of the Week (2003, 2009)[4][5]

Jeff Carnazzo (/karnaːzoʊ/;[6] born February 10, 1967) is an American football coach and the current head coach at Palma High School, a position he has held since 2000. Carnazzo previously served as the junior varsity linebackers coach before his time as varsity head coach. In his first year as coach, Carnazzo guided his team to a championship in Division I of the Central Coast Section.[7] Along with his duties as head football coach, Carnazzo teaches United States History, Advanced Placement United States History, and Physical Education.


Carnazzo attended Palma High School from 1981 to 1985, where he lettered in football and baseball. Carnazzo was coached by Norm Costa, his future predecessor. After his time at Palma, Carnazzo graduated in 1989 from California State University, Fresno, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Physiology. In 1990, he returned to Palma High School, where he began teaching United States History and coaching junior varsity football.[8] During the early years, Carnazzo attended Chapman University, where he received his Single Subject Teaching Credential and his master's degree in Education.

Personal life[edit]

Jeff Carnazzo is married to his wife, Stacy. He has two adult children, Joe and Olivia Carnazzo, who both attend University of California, Davis.

Year-by-year results[edit]

Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division (2015)
10–2 (6–0)
*League Champions

Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division (2014)
9–2 (5–1)
*League Champions

Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division (2013)
7–4 (6–0)
*League Champions

Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division (2012)
8-3 (6-0)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2011)
11-1-1 (5-1)
*League Champions
*CCS Division IV Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2010)
10-1-1 (6-0)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2009)
8-2-1 (6-0)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2008)
8-3 (5-1)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2007)
8-3 (5-1)

Tri-County Athletic League (2006)
10-2 (6-0)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2005)
10-3 (4-1)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2004)
7-3-1 (4-1)
*League Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2003)
11-2 (5-0)
*League Champions
*CCS Division I Champions

Tri-County Athletic League (2002)
9-2 (4-1)

Monterey Bay League (2001)
12-1 (8-1)
*League Champions
*CCS Division I Champions

Monterey Bay League (2000)
11-1-1 (7-1-1)
*League Champions
*CCS Division I Champions

Notable players and coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Monterey Bay Prep Football Report (Palma 2000-2013)", Monterey Bay Prep Report 
  2. ^ "CCS Football Championships Year by Year", CIF CCS, January 1, 1972 
  3. ^ "Palma Falls Short of State Playoff Birth [sic] (Varsity Football, JV Football, Frosh Football)", Palma School, December 13, 2011 
  4. ^ "49ers name Palma Football's Carnazzo named Coach of the Week", The Salinas Californian, September 22, 2009, archived from the original on May 21, 2014 
  5. ^ "Honoring High School Standouts", San Francisco 49ers, December 24, 2009 
  6. ^ "The International Phonetic Alphabet Chart", University of Victoria 
  7. ^ "CCS Football Championships Year by Year", CIF CCS, January 1, 1972 
  8. ^ "COACHING YOUR ALMA MATER: Eight area football coaches returned to the high schools they once played for", Monterey County Herald, September 2, 2011 
  9. ^ "Former Cardinal Chris Dalman Named Offensive Line Coach", Stanford University, January 1, 2007, archived from the original on May 17, 2014 
  10. ^ "Former 49er Chris Dalman named Director of Admissions at Palma", Monterey County Herald, April 9, 2009 
  11. ^ "Chicago Bears agree to contract with quarterback David Fales", San Jose Mercury News, 13 May 2014 
  12. ^ "Arena League Football Bio", Iowa Barnstomersl