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.