John McFadden’s announced decision to step down as head coach at Eastlake leaves nine active San Diego Section coaches with at least 100 victories.
McFadden became the Titans’ head coach in 2000 and posted a record of 120 wins, 42 losses, and 4 ties in 14 seasons.
McFadden’s .735 winning percentage is third only to the active John Carroll of Oceanside (234-74-6, .755) and the late Birt Slater of Kearny (134-41-9, .753).
Duane Maley of San Diego was 97-19-2, .826, from 1948-59, when County schools were in the Southern Section.
Other 100-game winners still listed as active heading into the 2014 season: Rob Gilster (183), Willie Matson (166), Sean Doyle (145), John Morrison (140), Gary Blevins (129), Chris Hauser (115), Matt Oliver (115), Jerry Ralph (111), and Mike Hastings (111).
McFadden’s teams won eight Mesa or South Bay League championships, tied for another, and earned two San Diego Section championships.
His replacement has not been announced but John Maffei of U-T San Diego reported that Lee Price, a longtime assistant at Eastlake, is McFadden’s likely successor.
Price was 6-5 and won the Harbor League championship at Coronado in 1992.
A complete list of 100-game winners can be accessed by linking to “Football” and Coach 100 Club on the drop down menu.
With training camps still weeks away, eight new head coaching appointments have been announced:
|Drew Westling||Chula Vista||Judd Rachow|
|Joe Kim||Clairemont||Ron Gladnick|
|Jon Goodman||Classical||Jon Burnes|
|John Roberts||El Camino||Pulu Poumele|
|Tyler Hales||La Jolla Country Day||Jeff Hutzler|
|Lance Christensen||Otay Ranch||Anthony Lacsina|
|Jason Patterson||Orange Glen||Kris Plash|
|Ron Gladnick||Torrey Pines||Scott Ashby|