Athletic Dept Staff

Athletic Director: Steve Rojas
501 N Beach Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
Email: srojas@wchs.com
Phone: (562) 694-3803, Extension: 300

Steve Rojas has a longstanding history with WCHS. He is a Herald, WCHS Class of 1991, and during his high school career, he was a three-sport athlete: Football, Soccer, and Baseball. He also was a Captain of our 1990 CIF and State Championship Football Team. More recently, Mr. Rojas has coached WCHS Baseball, and he has served on the WCHS Board of Directors for nearly a decade. He has one current Herald on campus, his son Jeff, Class of 2022.

After graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Business Administration, Rojas founded and operated a marketing and advertising services firm. For the following 20 years, the firm served companies in a wide variety of industries, including, sports marketing, education, medical, homebuilding, venture capital and more. His areas of expertise include overall marketing strategy, digital marketing, SEO and social media. Throughout his 20+ years in business, Rojas’s firm has provided marketing and strategic support in over a dozen acquisitions or buyout events.

Associate Athletic Director:  Todd Morrison
Sports:  Head Coach Girls and Boys Volleyball
La Habra, CA 90631
Email: srojas@wchs.com
Phone: (562) 694-3803, Extension: 208

Todd Morrison joins the Athletic Department as the new Associate Athletic Director in 2019.  He is in his 9th year as a teacher and coach at WCHS, and has been in education for 23 years, and a coach for the past 28.  He is a proud alum of Whittier Christian, Class of 1986, where he played both Varsity Basketball and Varsity Boys Volleyball. He has a passion for athletics and the athletes that play.  He has a desire to continue to see the legacy of Herald Athletics grow with every new athlete that arrives on campus.

Coach Morrison went on to play college basketball at BIOLA University, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences.  He married his high school sweetheart in 1992, Cindi (Hodges) Morrison, Class of 1987. In 2006 he earned his M. Ed. from Lesley University.  He has taught and coached at 4 different  high schools from California to Idaho.  He has 3 current Heralds on campus, Eric and Hunter, Class of 2021, and Makena, Class of 2022.

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

Coach Esslinger 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.

Assistant Athletic Director:  Nicole Nicolaides
Email: nnio@wchs.com
Phone: (562) 694-3803
Extension: 333

Coach Nicolaides has been with Whittier Christian for 13 years as a teacher, coach and athletic assistant. She comes to WCHS from Biola University where she earned her bachelors degree in Kinesiology in 2004. Coach Nicolaides played both tennis and soccer in college and has loved coaching both sports at WCHS. She was named Girls Tennis Coach of the Year by the Whittier Daily News in both 2011 and 2013. In 2016, she earned her Masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in Irvine and feels right at home working in the Athletic Department at WCHS.  When she is not working on the needs of the department, you can find her at Dodger Games, Ducks games, taking in a concert or at Disneyland with friends. Coach Nic is also very passionate about her church Eastside Christian and getting involved with their high school ministry.