Bronco Football

Head Coach Justin Reber

Justin Reber has been selected as the Head Coach for the Bella Vista Broncos. Coach Reber is a Veteran Head Football Coach with a 98-27 overall record, 2017 Semi-Professional National Football League National Runner-Up, 2017 Semi-Professional National Football Hall of Fame Inductee, an eight time League Champion, and six time Conference Coach of the Year. Most recently Coach Reber was the Offensive Coordinator at Hartnell College in Salinas, CA, where he increased scoring by 18.6 points per game and increased yards per game by 213 yards per game, from 2017. Hartnell is now 10th in the state in scoring (37.6 points per game) and 2nd in the state in total offense (506 yards per game). 

Coach Reber was born and raised in Sacramento where he played football at Capital Christian High School, Sacramento City College, and then received an athletic scholarship to play football at Montana State University, before spending four years in the semi-pro ranks. He returned to Capital Christian as the Junior Varsity Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. He was the Co-Offensive Coordinator for Sacramento City College, where they were conference champions and champions of the Laney College Eagle Bowl. The offense that season averaged 41 points per game. Coach Reber was the Interim Head Coach at Capital Christian in 2010 during which he was selected as Coach of the Year by his peers. Coach Reber was a Head High School Coach for Saddleback Valley Christian High School, Rio Linda High School, Sacramento Charter High School, and El Dorado High School. During those seven years he compiled a 61-21 overall record with six league championships and five “Coach of the Year” honors. At Saddleback Valley Christian, Reber won three conference championships in three seasons. As the Head Coach of his high school teams, he also called the offense, and over his seven year span his offenses averaged 42 points per game. From 2016-2018, he was the Head Coach for the Capital City Fury Semi Pro Team, a spring developmental League for players out of college. In 2016, they finished top 5 nationally and in 2017, finished as the National Runner-up. 

Coach Reber received his Bachelor of Arts in Child Development at California State University, Sacramento, his Master’s degree in Sports Science through the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Sports Management.

 Contact Head Coach Reber  at or  916.420.0123 



Charlie Ruiz


 Assistant Head Coach


Ed Pettyplace


 Offensive Line/Linebackers

Anthony Heagy

Defensive Line

Defensive Line

Don Barney


Assistant Linebackers

Julian David


 Running Backs

Andre Henderson


Freshmen Coach

Chris Pettyplace


 Assistant Offensive Line 

Steve Stephen


 Wide Receivers

David Perez


 Assistant Defensive Line 

Dwane Smith


Defensive Backs


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