BREAKING NEWS: South Pasadena hires Martin Konrad as next football coach, currently co-defensive coordinator at College of the Canyons.

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.

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  • Goldenarm

    This would seem an outstanding hire for the Tigers and a good thing for the RHL overall. A defensive minded coach is right for So Pas.
    If nothing else it brings a fresh and hopefully motivated outlook to the kids at So Pas. Good luck
    to Coach Konrad.

  • BigFatFan

    Great hire. he knows the local landscape, has led winning teams, and knows what its like at the “next level”. it will be interesting to see the coaching staff that Coach Konrad brings in behind him.

  • sphs ALUM

    FINALLY the era of mediocrity is done. Ed Smith should have been forced to retire 10 years ago. Any person that thinks cursing at his kid is coaching is not a coach.