Coaching Staff
Dustin Pearce – Head Coach
James Freeland – Asst. Head Coach

Coaching veteran of 18 years Jim Freeland joined the Mustangs in 2010 as Defensive Coordinator when Herriman High School opened it’s doors for the first time.  Freeland brings a wealth of football knowledge to Pearce’s staff at Herriman High School.  Under the direction of Freeland, the 2010 Mustangs finished the season with a near upset against Cottonwood High School in the state playoffs in it’s first season.  The Mustangs defense shut out the explosive Cottonwood offense in the first half only to be taken down late.  The biggest difference in the Mustangs defense came in the turnover margin as they finished sixth in the state in turnover margin at plus-14 and led the Region with 14 interceptions.  Freeland came to Herriman from coaching in Northern California, where he served as a Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach from 1998-2010 at Livermore High School.  Coach Freeland also served as an administrator in the Bay Area. Herriman head coach Dustin Pearce and Freeland have a professional and personal relationship that goes back to when their sons played little league baseball for Herriman Little League.

Freeland, who has coached in two state championship games, spent three seasons at Timpview High School when he graduated from Brigham Young University.  In those three seasons Freeland worked with Defensive Backs and Receivers.  Coach Freeland coached one season at San Lorenzo High School in 2004, where he had a chance to coach with longtime friend and current head coach for the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, Ed Lamb.  Freeland was the Defensive Coordinator alongside Coach Lamb.  The staff at San Lorenzo that season turned out 4 Division I scholarship athletes.  Prior to his high school coaching experience Freeland spent 3 years at Brigham Young University playing outside linebacker. Prior to his time at Brigham Young he played his first seasons as a college football player at Arizona State University in 1991.  Some of Freeland’s most memorable moment in college football was beating Notre Dame in South Bend in 1994.  He played his high school football at Amador Valley High School where he was an All-American offensive tackle and shot putt / discus thrower.

Freeland earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from BYU in 1996. He was a two-year letterman at outside linebacker and an all conference performer in track and field.  He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership in 2000 from California State University – Hayward.  Freeland and his wife Debbie have four daughters and one son.

Coaching Responsibility: Assistant Head Coach/Sophomore Head Coach
Birthday: June 19
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Education: Bachelor’s Degree (BYU, ’96); Master’s Degree (Cal. State Hayward, ’00)
Family: Wife – Debbie, Daughters – Sierra, Marin, Addison, and Taylore  Son – Blake
Year at Herriman: Sixth
Years in Coaching: 18
Playing Career
– Two-year letter winner as a Linebacker at Brigham Young University
Coaching Career
2010-Present: Herriman High School (Def. Coord./asst coach)
2005-2009: Dublin High School (asst. coach)
2004: San Lorenzo High School ( Def. Coord.)
1999-2003: Livermore High School (Def. Coord. / asst. coach)
1996-98: Timpview High School (asst. coach)

Chris Hathaway – Defensive Coordinator
Jody Morgan – Offensive Coordinator
Blake Keller – Defensive Backs

Coach Keller graduated from Weber State University with a degree in communications in December 2011.  Blake played on the Wildcat Football Team for three years.  During his career at Weber State, he played strong safety and multiple special teams positions.  Coach Keller played in 34 games and had over 120 tackles, multiple pass break-ups, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.  He was twice named to the Big-Sky All-Conference Academic team.  Coach Keller lives in North Salt Lake with his wife Jordyn.  He loves all sports, especially football. This will be his 3rd year on the Herriman High School Football Team’s coaching staff.

Lyle Millham – Wide Receivers

Lyle was a two-year starter on the Kahuku High School football team and the starting point guard on the basketball team.  He played two-years of college basketball at BYU-Hawaii before transferring to the University of Utah to focus on academics.  Lyle began coaching at the age of 17.  Lyle has over 30 years of coaching experience in baseball, basketball and football.  He has nineteen years of football coaching experience, six of them at the high school level.  Lyle has been on the Herriman football staff since the school opened in 2010.  This will be his sixth season as a mustang coach.  Lyle is a self-employed attorney with practice emphasis in civil rights, family law, bankruptcy, general civil litigation and estate planning.  Lyle is married to JimiAnn Pratt.  Together they are the parents of four boys ranging in age from 25 to 16.

Thomas Faaliliu – Asst. Offensive Line / Tight Ends
Cody Williams – Head Sophomore Coach
Cody Stromberg – Asst. Sophomore Coach
Eric Huish – Asst. Sophomore Coach
Christian Sandoval – Strength and Conditioning