Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent | Covina-Valley Unified’s Covina High School Announces New Head Football Coach

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Covina-Valley Unified’s Covina High School Announces New Head Football Coach

COVINA and Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent – Covina-Valley Unified’s Covina High School has named Aaron Berry as its new head football coach, who will bring his winning experience as both a player and a coach to the role. An alumnus of Azusa Pacific University (APU), Berry returns to the San Gabriel Valley to guide Covina High’s accomplished program — which won the Sierra League Championship and advanced the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) quarterfinals last year.

“I am very excited to be leading one of the most traditionally strong programs in the San Gabriel Valley,”

Berry said.

“I am very blessed to be able to support and grow these young men to become champions while also pursuing championships.”

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Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Berry played football at Perris High School and APU, where he was recognized as an NCAA Division II All-American linebacker.

Following his graduation from APU, Berry began his coaching career as the defensive coordinator at Canyon Springs High School and Ramona High School. In 2021, Berry joined the coaching staff for Saint Thomas Aquinas School’s football team — helping the program win the CIF-SS Division 7 championship and Division 3AA regional title to advance to the state Division 3-AA championship game.

As the head coach of Covina High, Berry will be in charge of leading all aspects of the football team and the holistic development of their student-athletes.

“We are proud to announce Aaron as our next head football coach,”

Covina High School Principal Dr. Daisy Carrasco Ramos said.

“With his winning background, strong work ethic and numerous collegiate connections, we are excited to have him join the Colts family.”


About C-VUSD

For more than a century, Covina-Valley Unified School District has served the communities of Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, and Irwindale. Covina-Valley schools provide the personalized service and caring culture of a small school district, where teachers and administrators know their students by name.

Under Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent, graduates earn in excess of $1 million in scholarships. Due to the high academic standing of Covina-Valley students, more than half of all graduates meet or exceed the admission requirements for the California State and University of California systems.

C-VUSD provides a strong basic education underscoring reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social science, and technology which is aligned with the California Department of Education standards. Moreover, each campus offers leadership, curricular, and athletics/sports opportunities. A broad array of support services is available to children, adults, and families.

An extensive arts program begins in elementary school, providing students with a well-rounded education. Our athletic teams garner California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championships and are consistently ranked among the best in the region.

Each school enjoys high parent participation – active PTA and booster organizations. Community residents and local businesses serve as classroom volunteers, providing in-kind prizes to motivate and recognize student achievement and to underwrite important school events.


Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent

On June 15, 2020, the Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Elizabeth Eminhizer to serve as the Superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Eminhizer served C-VUSD as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services since July of 2014. Dr. Eminhizer has worked in public education for over 25 years. Prior to becoming the Assistant Superintendent, she served as the Senior Director of Educational Services, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Before joining C-VUSD, Dr. Eminhizer served as a middle school principal for three years, an elementary school principal for six years, and a middle school assistant principal for two years.