South Pasadena has hired Martin Konrad as its next head football coach. Principal Janet Anderson in a statement said: “We are confident that Coach Konrad is the right person to rally players, parents, and fans in support of a coordinated and cohesive program.”
Ed Smith spent 30 seasons with the Tigers and compiled a 65-96-4 record in 15 seasons as head coach before tendering his resignation in December.
Konrad currently is co-defensive coordinator at College of the Canyons. He also was the defensive coordinator at West Ranch High in Stevenson Ranch from 2005-2007. He twice led Flintridge Prep to the CIF-SS quarterfinals and the divisional championship in 2003. He was honored as the Prep League’s coach of the year in 2001 and CIF coach of the year in 2003. Konrad is knowledgeable with CIF and its rules, as he served on the CIF Coaches Advisory Committee from 2001 to 2005.
Konrad played for the University of the Pacific from 1992 too 1996 as a linebacker and was named first team All-Big West in 1995.