Nogales names Sebastian Hernandez head coach …

Nogales’ new football coach is Sebastian Hernandez, a Servite grad and most recently the defensive coordinator at Norte Vista. Hernandez also had stints as an assistant at Servite and Corona Centennial.

Hernandez is 32 and lives in Pomona. He played free safety at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y.

Hernandez replaces Vito Saracino, who was let go by the school after going 3-17 in the past two seasons. The Nobles will be joining the Valle Vista League after playing in the soon-to-be defunct San Antonio League since it was formed in 2002.
 
Here’s what I got out of him ….

Hernandez on what he knows about the SGV: I grew up in Whittier. I was actually a Whittier Redskin back in the day. I have some family ties in La Verne. Growing up, I remember Nogales always being a powerhouse.

Hernandez on Nogales moving to the Valle Vista League: I know the re-leaguing makes it appear like things might be easier, but the league we’re going into has its talents. San Dimas is second to nobody. There are some legitimate teams in that league. The competition level is there and we’re going to rise to the occasion.

Hernandez on his style: I’ll just say I take my cues from Coach Logan at Centennial. You’ll see more receivers than they’ve had in the past. They were running the double wing recently and I don’t do that. Defensively, I’m not going to give too much away about that. We’ll be aggressive and opportunistic.

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  • we’ll see

    Last year Nogales scored 18 and gave up 35 a game running a poor double wing.

    They will score less and give up more in Hernandez “Spread”

    Against weaker competition no less.

    You heard it here first!!!

  • SGV For 30 Years

    Well Coach Hernandez I will say this you are just what Nogales needs. A young coach with alot of energy. You certainly worked in some good football programs. I like the idea of changing what Nogales has done over the past few years. They needed that. I just hope you have the you can hang in there for a couple of years while you develop players. Especially a quarterback to run your spread offense. I think your biggest challenge will be to keep your young up coming kids from going to Rowland or Walnut. I think you will have to schedule both those schools to show that you can at least compete with them. Good Luck.

    SGV430 Ouuuut!

  • I don’t do that

    Sure glad not sending my son to Nogales. One major concern with your comment.

    “Hernandez on his style: I’ll just say I take my cues from Coach Logan at Centennial. You’ll see more receivers than they’ve had in the past. They were running the double wing recently and I don’t do that.”

    That is a comment from a coach that is clueless. You haven’t even seen the talent at Nogales. I feel safe in stating it isn’t at the level of Centennial.

    So I guess if you have two or three big backs a quarterback with no arm and or speed and no real talented receivers your going to run the spread.

    Wake up you are talking about a school with 40 to 50 kids in the Varsity and Junior Varsity program combined on a good year.

    Well since you don’t do that, lets see how well you compete against San Dimas they run the Wing T.

    Maybe you didn’t watch the State Championships I believe 3 or 4 of those teams were running the Wing T or Double Wing. Why don’t you tell those real coaches that you don’t do that.

    Nogales best of luck you are going to need it.

  • WTF?

    This guy gave up tons of points at Norte Vista. Which, by the way, ran a bastardized version of the
    Double Wing. So I guess this guy thinks Batdorf is an idiot. BTW – to the guy who made a comment about all the teams who ran Wing T etc in championships. They had the talent to run any system and be succesful. Nogales ran your vaunted double wing and they sucked, so go figure.

  • Dubb3trathree

    I think this is hopefully a good hire for Nogales. I look at that program this way. Sure they ran a double wing offense. But that could possibly be the only offense the coach knew how to use. Nogales has good athletes their Basketball and baseball programs are good year in and out. If the new coach can get some of those Pitchers to come throw the pig-skin and some basketball kids to runs and catch some passes then they may have something. I mean if those kids saw a running system were there not gonna catch passes or have a chance to throw then there not going to want to play. I ran a double wing in highschool and some of the better athletes refused to play cause they felt it didnt fit their skills. So maybe this will give them that new feel and approach to football at nogales..Good luck coach.

  • I don’t do that

    Interesting comment about talent and they could run anything and be sucessful. Well then why did all these quality coaches run the Wing T or Double Wing? Your talking out of your a@@, get a clue. Personally I think Hernandez is a great hire for all the teams that will be playing Nogales next year.

  • Brain

    WTF you are a clown. SD has very minimal talent and the wing t fits them perfectly. They certainly don’t have the talent to run spread. You sir don’t know what your are talking about.

  • FBFAn

    Wow, the guy hasn’t even coached one week yet and “I don’t do that” and “WTF” are already bad mouthing him. Give the guy a chance to at least implement his system before you indirectly say that all opossing coaches are going to tear him apart.

  • Curious

    Does anyone know what is happening at the other coaching vacancies?

    Los Altos
    Basset
    Workman
    La Mirada?

  • WTF?

    Who thinks you don’t have to have talent to run the Wing T. If that is your impression then you are the one who doesn’t know what you are talking about. My point was that the Wing T is not the only reason they were successful. That is the system they chose.But don’t assume that the Wing T or the Double Wing are solutions to winning with no talent. There are plenty of bad football teams out there that run both systems. Nogales was one of them (Double Wing) and Chino was another (Wing T)

    Secondly, I was making a point that the guy shot down the Double wing yet coached for a guy who ran a cousin of that system this year. They gave up 338 points last year (26 per game) but scored 494 (38 points per game).

    You do the math.

  • sounds familar

    All this smells a lot and I mean a lot similar to Hoyd at Wilson.

    1. You gotta a guy who claims all these big time programs but what if anything did HE do there.

    2. He’s been at how many schools and he’s 32. Sounds like another guy just trying to get up the ladder but no quality experience (aka Anthony White)

    3. When I guy comes in talking crap about the old coach it shows what he’s made of.

  • Anonymous

    You should give these coaches “climbing up the ladder” a call, so you yourself can move up the ladder too or to help with your bitterness about being left back. Good Luck Coach Hernandez! Welcome!

  • ieballcoach

    Coach Hernandez was very loyal to Coach Batdorf at Norte Vista. He supported Kens Offense and about 200 points were scored in the second half were second and third stringers. 9 of the 11 games they won last year most of the games were over by half time. He’s a great coach. He was a spread guy at Servite and at Centennial. Matt Logan Highly recommended him and coach Logan doesnt recommend just anyone. Give him a chance. let his energy and his good work ethic win for Nogales.

  • me

    well im actually a player at nogales and we got a pretty good quaterback and choach hernadez looks like he knows what he is doing so im pretty excited

  • ex player

    Sebastian Hernandez new coach nogales ? its sad to hear that u would make a power play for your booter clubs money by trying to put your mom and sister n law as executive board if this is true wtf is going on over there.how could the admin. allow this to happen
    Why aren’t the boosters doing anything to stop this from happening???

  • ex player

    Sebastian Hernandez new coach nogales ? its sad to hear that u would make a power play for your booter clubs money by trying to put your mom and sister n law as executive board if this is true wtf is going on over there.how could the admin. allow this to happen
    Why aren’t the boosters doing anything to stop this from happening???

  • gil

    Sebastian Hernandez new coach nogales ? its sad to hear that u would make a power play for your booter clubs money by trying to put your mom and sister n law as executive board if this is true wtf is going on over there.how could the admin. allow this to happen