University High School 
2020 Coaching Staff
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Aron Kaye

Defensive Coordinator


 A native Californian, Coach Aron Kaye grew up in Anaheim and attended Loara High School, where he fell in love with the game of football, graduating in 1985.  Aron received his bachelor’s degree (January, 1990) and his Masters’ degree (May, 1998) from Cal. State Fullerton and his teaching credential in social studies from Chapman College. 

 Aron began his coaching career at Loara where he coached for 6 years before moving on and beginning his teaching career at Lakewood High School  (Lakewood, Ca.), where he spent three years as the Offensive Line Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach.  He then moved on to San Jacinto High school, serving as Athletic Director for two years.  Aron returned to Lakewood where he held various coaching duties including Defensive Coordinator for two years.  His next stop was Millikan High School (Long Beach, Ca.), serving as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterback’s coach before becoming the Head Football Coach at Cerritos High School in 2004.

 Aron then opened and was the Head Football Coach for the first 8 years at Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana where the Grizzlies made 3 CIF SS playoff appearances.  An “Original Grizzly,” Aron still teaches World History and Advanced Placement European History at GFHS.  He just completed his 33rd year of coaching and was the Co-Defensive Coordinator and offensive line coach at Irvine HS, where he has coached the last 4 years. This will be Coach Kaye's first season with UNI, and he will serve as the Trojan's Defensive Coordinator. 

Aron is a career long member of the Southern California Football Coaches Association and has been a member of the Board of Directors for the last 10 years, serving as the SCFCA Treasurer from 2010-16.

Aron and his wife Jane live in Irvine.  They have two grown children, Lauren and Richard of whom they are very proud.