Head Coach Elliot Limbrick, otherwise known as Coach Lim, has been involved in and has played an integral part of semi-professional football since 1997. He began his career with the San Diego Crusaders as a defensive back. During the 1998-2000 seasons he played for the San Diego Patriots. He played the next two seasons with the San Diego Saints and finished the 2003-2004 season as a Southeast Raider. In 2003, the Southeast Raiders achieved the accomplishment of Division Champions.
Coach Lim played for the San Diego Thunder during the 2005 and 2007 season. The San Diego Thunder was ranked #1 in defense during the 2005 season and they were Southwest Football League (SWFL) Champions in both 2005 and 2007. Between seasons with the San Diego Thunder, Coach Lim played for the San Dimas Smash in 2006.
Coach Lim has had the opportunity to play under numerous remarkable coaches during his semi-professional football career with the Southeast Raiders. Noteworthy coaches include Steve Hayne (Los Angeles Rams & Los Angeles Generals – US Football League), Carl Wilson (Buffalo Bills), Leon Smith (Cincinnati Bengals), and Lonnie Mitchell (Baltimore Ravens & SDSU).
In 2008, Coach Lim transitioned from semi-professional football player to coach with the San Diego Thunder as the Defensive Coordinator. During that season, with a record of 16-4, Coach Lim was named Defensive Coordinator for South/East All-Star Team for the LCFL West All-Star Game. Additionally, that same season, the San Diego Thunder achieved the following:
· LaBelle Community Football League (LCFL) West Champions
· North American Football League (NAFL) Western Region Champions
· NAFL Western/South Region Champions
· NAFL National Championship Runner-Up
· LCFL Top Ranked Defense
In 2009, Coach Lim became a football coach with Sweetwater High School in National City, his alma mater. In 2012 Coach Lim formed the San Diego Silverbacks. In his role as owner and head coach, he built an organization based on respect and integrity, whose mission was to discover, transform, and create a platform to showcase superior athletic talent in and around San Diego County, while continually striving to be recognized as one of the most professional, organized, and talented semi-professional football teams.