2017: Hamamoto, Hauser, Jackson Jump 3 Places

Three coaches each moved up three spots in the annual review of those with at least 100 victories in their careers in this area or in the San Diego Section.

Monte Vista’s Ron Hamamoto now has 218 victories and is fifth all-time behind Herb Meyer (339), John Carroll (248), Bennie Edens (239) and John Shacklett (229).

Hamamoto started the season eighth.  Mission Hills’ Chris Hauser, with 154 victories, climbed from 19th to 16th and Madison’s Rick Jackson, with 128 wins, moved from 32nd to 29th.

Jackson, whose overall record is 128-39-1, has the best active won-loss percentage, .765, and will enter the 2018 season as the Section all-time leader among coaches of least 100 victories.

Carroll is second in won-loss percentage at .763. Kearny’s Birt Slater  next at .753, followed by Chula Vista’s George Ohnessorgen (.745), and Eastlake’s John McFadden (.735).

Several mentors, if they return next year, are not so far from 100 that they couldn’t make the jump in one season.

Olympian’s Paul Van Nostrand has 94 victories, Grossmont’s Tom Karlo, 91, Ramona’s Damon Baldwin, 90, and St. Augustine’s Richard Sanchez, 89.

Chula Vista’s Chet DeVore, who coached from 1951-55, was 44-7-1 and has the highest percentage (.856) among coaches of at least 50 games.  San Diego’s Duane Maley, 1947-59, was 97-19.3 (.828).  Hobbs Adams of San Diego, 1929-34, was 41-11-2 (.772), and Amos Schaefer of Coronado, 1926-35, was 55-25-5 (.676).

John Perry was 53-15-5 (.760) from 1920-27 at San Diego and 40-34-6 (.538) from 1930-39 at Hoover for an overall 93-49-11 (.644).

Mira Mesa will have its third coach in the school’s 41-year history.  Gary Blevins (145-117-4, .552) announced his retirement.  Blevins succeeded Brad Griffith, who started the program in 1977 and was 112-82-3, .576 when he retired after the 1994 season.

For a complete list of 100-game winners, go to the “Football” menu on the home page and drag to “Coach 100 Club”.

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