Johnny DuRocher is the Program Director for RISE Football. He has been an integral part of the program since 2015, and has served in a
variety of roles throughout that time. DuRocher assumed his current
role in the summer of 2017, and has worked to change the perception of RISE Football by surrounding the program with men of character and influence, partnering with Washington state high school football
coaches and youth organizations, and developing programs to enhance the football experience for players, parents, and coaches.
DuRocher played high school football for Eric Kurle at Bethel High
School compiling a record of 34-5 with a State Championship game
appearance in 2000. While at Bethel, DuRocher was a 3 sport letterman
in football, basketball, and baseball. He was the 4A player of the
year in 2002, Washington state Gatorade Player of the year, and US
Army All-American. He attended University of Oregon out of high school before transferring home to the University of Washington. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor from a concussion sustained against Stanford, his football career was cut short. DuRocher walked on the Husky baseball team and was drafted later that year and played two season in the Seattle Mariners organization.
DuRocher returned home and began coaching. He worked at University of Washington in 2008 as the Offensive Quality Control Analyst. DuRocher spent the next season working at Graham Kapowsin before leaving for Central Washington as Asst QB Coach. DuRocher then moved to Southern California working for Rick Neuheisel at UCLA. His last season on the sideline was with the Bethel Braves coaching wide receivers in 2015.
DuRocher is a firefighter and resides in Eatonville with his wife,
Whitney, and 2 daughters, Emery and Colby.