Dean Grosfeld
Dean Grosfeld
Title: Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
Phone: Ext. 2888
Email: sgrosfeld@cerritos.edu
Year: 2nd (7-4), 25th Overall
Previous College: Utah State University ('94)

Taking over the helm as head coach after the retirement of longtime coach Frank Mazzotta, Dean Grosfeld led the Falcons to a postseason bowl win in his first year. During the 2018 season, Grosfeld coached the team to a 7-4 record, which included a 21-9 win over Golden West College in the Southern California Bowl. Along with the productive season, the Falcons had the nation’s leading rusher in Rhamondre Stevenson, who ended up signing with the University of Oklahoma.

An assistant coach from 1994-2017, Grosfeld has also spent the last 11 years as the team’s offensive coordinator, while was also the team’s quarterback coach. A former Falcon player in 1990-91, Grosfeld was a former record-setting Falcon quarterback who has great knowledge of the game. He turned down a graduate assistant position at Utah State University after graduation to come home and work with the Falcon quarterbacks. He still holds the single-game record for most passing yards in a game (388 vs. Mt. San Antonio in 1991). His 25 pass completions against Palomar that same season are also still the third most ever in a Falcon game.

In 13 of the last 18 seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Grosfeld saw all of the starters earn scholarships, which included two-year starter Isaiah Bravo, who signed with the University of Texas-El Paso. Also on the list are Doug Baughman (1999-2000) who signed a free agent contract in the National Football League in 2002. Mike Harrison (2001) went on to Louisiana State University and graduated, while Glenn DeBerg (2001-02) played at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Michael Keeling went on to play at Eastern Illinois University, with Kevin Brown (2003) earning a scholarship to San Jose State University. Chad Manis (2006) earned a scholarship to the University of Utah, while AJ Toscano (2006-07) played two seasons at College of Charleston. Additionally, Cody Clements (2013) received a scholarship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, while in 2011, BJ Denker (2009 & 2011) was named the conference’s Player of the Year and went on to become a starter at the University of Arizona in 2013. Jeff Fischer, who played in 2007-08, earned a scholarship to play at Utah State University and spent four years as the Falcons tight ends coach. From 2014-15, Jimmy Walker set every passing record in school history and transferred to Robert Morris University, while in 2016, Nick Mitchell signed with Southern Oregon University.

Grosfeld, a local product from St. John Bosco High School, was a wide receiver that played in the CIF Championship game at Angel Stadium in his sophomore season. He moved to quarterback his junior season and was named his team's captain, and threw for 460 yards against Long Beach Poly. He earned All-Del Rey League honors while receiving his team's Coaches Award and was their captain.

After high school, Grosfeld came to Cerritos, where he set the school's single-season passing record at 1,917 yards (since broken). Playing on the 1991 Mission Conference Championship team, Grosfeld was named All-Mission Conference as well as earning the team's Captain Award and Offensive BYA of the Year Award. After Cerritos, Grosfeld earned a scholarship to Utah State University, where he was their captain and guided his team to the the Big West Championship and won the Silver Bowl.

Grosfeld earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science, along with a minor in Health from Utah State University in 1994. He went on to complete his Master's degree from Azusa Pacific University in Education and Physical Education in 1996. Grosfeld is a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Southern California Coaches Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Grosfeld, who also spent five spring semesters as college’s interim Athletic Director/Coordinator, is a full-time instructor on campus, teaching Health and Physical Education classes. Grosfeld, 48, and his wife of 16 years, Kristy have two children, Chase Stephen (14) and Shelbie Autumn (12). Grosfeld and his family reside in Cypress.