One Year Ago: Ochoa Takes Over at Glendale

Jacob Ochoa has been named the HC at Glendale.

Our “One Year Ago” series continues as Jacob Ochoa made the jump from long time area assistant to head coach at Glendale on February 28, 2020. Ochoa still hasn’t had a chance to coach his first game but Glendale is set to start the season this month.    

By Tim Peterson
(Glendale) – Long time area assistant coach Jacob Ochoa was named the new head football coach at Glendale Friday the school announced.

Ochoa has had many stops over the years including assistant coach at Alhambra, Mt. View, Monrovia, Rancho Cucamonga and Glendale College. Last year he was the defensive coordinator at La Canada.

Glendale went 1-9 last year under Cary Harris who resigned in January to take over as the head coach at Calabasas. Glendale was forced to forfeit its game against Muir September 27th due to a lack of players after several injuries. The Nitros were able to play their final four games to finish out the year.

“I’m excited to finally have a chance to build a program. It’s been a long road to get here,” Ochoa said.

8 Comments to "One Year Ago: Ochoa Takes Over at Glendale"

  1. Dash's Gravatar Dash
    March 1, 2021 - 7:30 pm | Permalink

    This dudes a DELETED crybaby

  2. Mr nitro's Gravatar Mr nitro
    July 21, 2020 - 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Good luck coach! Very talented and overall great coach , Glendale is an extremely tough place to coach , you have a community that does not give a crap about football, a pop warner team that what’s nothing to do with Glendale high and on top of it all you have perhaps one of the worst admin teams in the district ! Good luck on Rubio and wolf helping you coach !!

  3. Longtime's Gravatar Longtime
    March 2, 2020 - 12:18 am | Permalink

    Hope Coach Ochoa all the best. Long wait for this moment. Difficult place to start. Still gotta believe in him.

  4. sgv's Gravatar sgv
    February 29, 2020 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Glendale boys do not play football but if Ochoa falls in the steps of his predecessor he can parlay this gig into HC at Oaks Christian.

  5. Rise of the Nitros's Gravatar Rise of the Nitros
    February 29, 2020 - 10:28 am | Permalink

    I’m impressed with this hire, if only because Ochoa appears to be under age 60.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 29, 2020 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    Good luck Ochoa you’re going to need it buddy.

  7. ?'s Gravatar ?
    February 29, 2020 - 12:55 am | Permalink

    I’m wondering Calabasas thought process at hiring a 1-9 coach that could not field a complete team. So much for a resume.

  8. Coach Lopez's Gravatar Coach Lopez
    February 28, 2020 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    This a great hire for Glendale. Coach Ochoa is an amazing coach and I know he will turn that program around and be a contender for years to come. Congratulations Coach O

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