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Isaac Parker
Offensive Line

Isaac Parker joined the Lewis & Clark football staff as the Pioneers offensive line coach in 2015.

A native of Wahiawa, Oahu, Parker graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in Kapalama, then attended Willamette University where he was a three-year starter, two-year team captain, and earned All-Northwest Conference First-Team honors as an offensive lineman.

Parker received his Masters in Teaching in Advanced Mathematics from Willamette, and began his teaching career at South Salem High School, where he coached football, baseball, and golf. During his time with the Saxon football program, Parker served as the program's offensive coordinator, setting various school rushing and scoring records, while helping the team to the Central Valley Conference title in 2008. For his work, Parker was named the CVC Assistant Coach of the Year in 2008. The Saxons also made an appearance in the State Quarterfinals in 2010.  Parker became known as one of the best high school offensive line coaches in the state of Oregon, and was selected to speak about offensive line play at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic.

In 2012, Parker was hired as the head football coach at McNary High School, where he also continued to teach math.  Parker led a quick program turn-around, ending a program playoff drought and leading the Celtics to the State Playoffs in all three seasons under his direction. In 2013-14 Parker was named the Virtue First Coach of the Year for his commitment to excellence in developing character in the players in his program.

Parker will continue to reside in Keizer, Oregon with his wife Anna and their Labrador Retriever, Boston.



Lyle Moevao

Lyle Moevao, who was known for big-game victories while competing for the Oregon State Beavers, was added to the staff in January 2017 to lead Lewis & Clark quarterbacks.

Moevao joined the Lewis & Clark staff after working with quarterbacks for Oregon State under head coaches Mike Riley and Gary Andersen, first as an associate intern and later in a quality control role.

Moevao finished his Oregon State playing career with an 11-4 record as a starter. Although his senior year was cut short, Moevao had a meteoric rise through the OSU performance charts, finishing his time with the Beavers in the top 10 in school history with 3,410 passing yards and 21 touchdowns. As a junior, he was selected to the Pac-10 Honorable Mention team.

Until Oregon State's win during the 2016 season, Moevao was the last Beavers quarterback to win a Civil War game, the annual game between the University of Oregon and Oregon State.

James Yen
Wide Receivers

James Yen joined the Lewis & Clark football program as the Pioneers wide receivers coach in 2015.

2015 begins Yen’s 12th year of coaching Division III wide receivers and Special Teams units in the powerful Northwest Conference, after three successful years at neighboring Pacific University. In his 11 seasons, Coach Yen has fielded players on the All-NWC year end teams every year.  In addition, he has been the Video Coordinator for his previous two college football teams, preparing and providing excellent training film while teaching video skills to future filming experts.

At Pacific, Yen helped the 2013 Boxers rank 55th nationally in Division III in passing offense, and 33rd nationally in scoring offense.  Coach Yen helped elevate the passing/receiving game to new heights, culminating in a NW conference co-championship in 2014. 2014 Pacific University football rankings include 87th nationally in scoring offense, and 20th nationally in team passing efficiency.  The Boxers finished the ’14 season with a 68.8% pass completion percentage, which led all of NCAA Division III.  During his tenure at Pacific, Coach Yen completed his Masters of Science in Sports Management (American Public University - 2013) including an internship with the Athletic Director’s office.

Coach Yen graduated from Linfield College with a degree in Applied Physics, and a 4 year member of their Football program at Wide Receiver.  He went on to coach soccer for one year at a local high school before rejoining the Cats in February 2004. After coaching 8 seasons of nationally ranked football teams, and one season of women’s golf at Linfield, Yen moved to Pacific University.  Coach Yen is originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii and graduated from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama with athletic letters in football, soccer and track and field. 

Kyle Lavender
Running Backs

Kyle Lavender joined the Lewis & Clark football staff in 2014 as the running backs coach.

Lavender comes to Lewis & Clark from Western Oregon University where he played his college career for the Wolves as a Tight End/Fullback from 2007-2011. Lavender was a four-year starter for the Wolves, eventually earning Second-Team All-GNAC honors his senior year.

Lavender received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science in the spring of 2012 with a minor in both business and health. After graduation, Lavender began coaching the Tight End position at WOU and working with special teams as a graduate assistant under head coach Arne Ferguson.

Lavender earned his Masters of Science in Education: Information Technology degree from Western Oregon, graduating in the spring of 2014.

Lavender was recently engaged to his long-time girlfriend and fellow WOU Wolf Lindsey Smith and plan to have their wedding August 1, 2015. They both live in Lake Oswego with their cat Meeko.

Matt DeRosa
Assistant Offensive Line

Matt DeRosa joined the Lewis & Clark football staff in 2014 as the Assistant Offensive Line Coach.

Prior to joining the Pioneer coaching staff, DeRosa was a four-year letterwinner for Lewis & Clark as a left guard. DeRosa was named to the NWC Honorable Mention team his senior year. He was also a thrower for Track & Field program where he qualified for the NWC Championships his final three seasons.

DeRosa served as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Co-Chair his junior year and NWC Conference President his senior year. DeRosa graduated from Lewis & Clark with a math degree, while studying various other Liberal focusses.

Aaron Hire
Offensive Assistant

Aaron Hire joined the Lewis & Clark football coaching staff in 2015 as an offensive assistant coaching the tight ends and assisting with wide receivers. He is also a Professional Development Coach at Lewis & Clark College.

Hire graduated from Linfield College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy before earning a Master's degree from Seattle Pacific University in 2014.

Chris Anagnos
Offensive Assistant

Chris Anagnos joins the staff for Lewis & Clark football in 2015 as an offensive assistant helping with quality control and data input.

Prior to joining the Pioneers, Anagnos worked with the McNary High School football program from 2007-2013 in various roles. During his final two seasons, he worked with current Lewis & Clark offensive line coach Isaac Parker’s staff in 2012 and 2013 as a video and defensive assistant.

Anagnos is a manager for the University of Oregon baseball team, where he is currently a sophomore.