2017-2018 Will be Coach Salazar's first year as an assistant coach for the Vaquero football team. Prior to Joining the program, Christian spent several years at the high school level as the Head coach of two CIF L.A city section high schools. He began his coaching career at South Gate high school where he graduated, serving as an assistant coach, offensive coordinator and eventually Head Coach of the Rams football team. He played collegiate football at Rio Hondo college in 1996 where he eventually transferred and attained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology at Whittier College. Upon graduating, he joined the Whittier football program as a graduate assistant/video coordinator and running backs coach. Christian is also a U.S Navy veteran who takes pride in serving his country and his communities.