|Title:||Tight Ends Coach|
|Previous College:||Montana State|
Keenan Gardner begins his 2nd season as the tight ends coach with the Hornet football staff.
Coach Gardner had spent the previous two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Riverside City College.
A two-time All-San Bernardino County honoree as a junior (wide receiver) and senior (tight end) at Barstow High School, Gardner also was named to the Super Prep magazine First Team All-America team and USA Today Second Team All-America as a tight end.
Gardner accepted a full-ride scholarship to Colorado University (1992-94) as a tight end and then transferred on scholarship to Montana State University (MSU) in 1995 as a wide receiver. He earned a bachelor's degree in business finance at MSU.
Following graduation from Montana State, he was a graduate assistant coach of the wide receivers in 1996. In 2005, he returned to his alma mater, Barstow HS, in 2005 as offensive coordinator. From 2008-15, he was wide receivers coach for Nike Regional Opening.
Gardner and his wife, Lisa, have two sons Byron and Kendall and one daughter, Kaliyah.