Arizona Youth Football Camp
Javier Zuluaga and Steve
Caparella, have been career football players and coaches,
with over 40 years of combined experience. Both are determined
to use their expertise and passion for the game to improve the
play making abilities of the young athletes in camp.
or Coach “Zu” played high school
football (1985-88) for Roncalli High in Indianapolis, IN. As Co-Captain
of the team his senior year he helped lead his team to the 3A
State Championship. He later went onto become the U.S. Naval Academy’s
2nd All-Time Leading Tackler, as well as their Co-Captain (1990-1993).
He played 2 years in the Arena Football League (’94 &
’96), and had a try-out with the NFL Indianapolis Colts
(’94). He was the Co-Defensive Coordinator for Benningfield
High in Wilson, North Carolina (’95). Player/coach for the Chandler Cobras of the Arizona Football
League (2001-2003). Assistant coach 2004 Boys and Girl Club Footbal League "Steelers Team"
played high school football (1977-80) for St. Mary's High in Phoenix,
AZ. He was the MVP for his team as an OL/DL player in 1979. He
played college at Scottsdale Community (1980-81)earning Most Improved
Player. He then went on to play at Northern Arizona University
and started at center during the 1982-84 seasons. Voted twice
Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week. Coach Caparella is most
proud of being selected on the All-Academic Team while at NAU.
He has coached at the high school, collegiate, and youth program
levels. Currently he is the OL/DL coach for the Chandler Cobras
of the Arizona Football League. Head coach 2004 Boys and Girl Club Footbal League "Steelers Team"