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.