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Athletic Dept Staff

56Athletic Director: Rolland Esslinger
501 N Beach Blvd.
La Habra, CA
Email: resslinger@wchs.com

Phone: (562) 694-3803, Extension: 300

Coach Esslinger has been a part of the WCHS staff for the past 7 years.  He came to us with over 34 years in Christian Education as a former teacher, coach and principal.  Rolland graduated from Biola University with a degree in physical education, so his job as athletic director brings him back to what he loves!  Rolland has been married to his beautiful wife Angie for 32 years, and together they have three grown children…Taryne (WCHS class of 2005), Brett (WCHS class of 2008), and Ryan (WCHS class of 2014).  When he is not watching the Heralds play 18 different sports, he loves to play golf, go on movie/dinner dates with Angie, listen to Taryne lead worship at Whittier Area Community Church, watch Brett coach football or basketball at WCHS, and watch Ryan play college football at Arizona Christian University!  GO HERALDS!


Strength Coordinator: Brett Esslinger
Sports: Football, Basketball, Lifting for ALL teams
Email: besslinger@wchs.com
Phone: (562) 694-3803
Extension: 250

This is Coach Esslinger’s second year as our Strength Coordinator.  He has also served seven years as a football coach at Whittier Christian. He started as an assistant coach on JV, coaching quarterbacks. He then took the head coaching position of the JV football team. This is Brett’s second year on the varsity staff serving as the offensive coordinator. Brett also is the JV head coach for the boys basketball program.  Brett is a Whittier Christian High School alumni, graduating in 2008. He played football for Whittier Christian for four years as a Quarterback. He also played basketball and baseball while he was at Whittier Christian. Coach Esslinger graduated college from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Kinesiology. He is currently a teacher at Whittier Christian High School, teaching Health, Weight Lifting, and Physical Education. While he coaches and teaches, Brett is also working on his masters degree at Hope International University.

WCHS Team Doctor/Trainer: Dr. Wayne Walburn
Email: docwaynew@gmail.com
Phone: (562) 694-3803
Extension: 300

Dr. Walburn comes to WCHS from Ogallala Nebraska, from where he joined the U.S. ARMY for 9 years. Dr. Walburn moved to California in 1986 to pursue a career in Chiropractics.  He graduated from SCU, also known as LACC, in 1994. He began  working on athletes right out of school and hasn’t stopped since. He has been following a  path of sports injury,  from helping AYSO and Pop Warner kids all the way to treating Olympic athletes.  He has served as team doctor for several high schools in the LA area.  Dr. Walburn has been Whittier Christian’s team doctor for the last four years, working with all of the athletes at WC. In Addition, Dr. Walburn has four children; Desiree, a high school history teacher, Anthony who is a senior at Cal state Fullerton,  Holly  who is also a senior at Cal State Fullerton, and  Wesley who is a sophomore at Fullerton J.C. Dr. Walburn is has also been involved in BSA, for the last 15 year. He now serves as a Eagle Advisor at the district level.  In his spare time he loves to back pack, go watch his Anaheim Ducks play and hang out with his kids and two grandsons, Dean and Bruce.