Born and raised in Austin, Texas, where he attended football powerhouse Westlake High School, Alvin earned a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2003. While at Yale, Alvin was a two-year starter on the Bulldogs’ Football Team and a team captain his senior season. Among the most decorated athletes in Yale history, Alvin holds 16 school records, including single season TD passes, completions, passing yards, and single-game total offense. He is also the only quarterback in Yale history to have multiple 300-yard passing games in a single season.
Alvin has coached at Windward for the last eight years, starting out as an assistant coach on two of Windward’s eight-man CIF Championship teams. As head coach, Alvin has overseen a seamless transition to 11-man football that began in the 2012 season.
Luke Pechmann, a Minnesota native, quickly rose to the top in the region becoming a two-time Minnesota state high school champion and obtaining All-American Honors. During his senior year, he made his first junior national cut and made finals on a national level. Pechmann and his coach had a crazy idea to see if he could make a U.S. Olympic Trial cut in less than a month and half of training before the deadline. With a carefree attitude on the day of the meet, Pechmann played ultimate frisbee for 3 hours and went on to reach his first Olympic Trial time at the age of 17, making him one of the youngest sprint qualifiers in the 50 Freestyle.
Pechmann went on to swim for the NCAA champions at the University of Arizona to be inspired by his Olympic swimming teammates. In 2010, he ranked top 100 in the world for 50 and 100 Freestyle. Pechmann took time off from swimming after college, but he knew he had untapped potential. Since then he has been studying biohacking methods for becoming stronger, healthier, and the fastest swimmer in the shortest amount of time. Currently, he trains with legendary sprint coach Dave Salo with the elite Olympic level Trojan Swim Club. Pechmann will be competing in his third Olympic trials applying innovative training techniques to fulfill his Olympic dream.
Omar Pena has been involved in the Windward Baseball program since the summer of 2011. He served as the Associate Head Baseball Coach from 2012-2016 before being appointed Baseball Program Lead in spring of 2016.
In addition to his years of experience coaching for Windward, Omar also served as an Assistant Baseball Coach at the California Institute of Technology for 2016. He is a former professional baseball player, who was drafted in the 16th round by the St. Louis Cardinals, where he played up to the Class A Advanced level.
Omar received a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership from Northeastern University.