NEW VARSITY FOOTBALL COACH AT ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL
School hires Joe Kremer from within its ranks
SAN DIEGO—When it came time to hire Joe Kremer as the new head football coach at St. Augustine High, the North Park school did not have to look far.
Joe Kremer, who replaces Head Coach Richard Sanchez, who recently became defensive backs coach at San Diego State, is not new to the Saints community. “For the past seven years Coach Kremer has been a big part of the Varsity football program’s success as linebackers coach, Defensive Coordinator and Asst. Head Coach,” said Mike Stephenson, Saints Assistant Principal for Athletics.
“Teamed with Richard Sanchez, Coach Kremer has contributed to the Saints rise from Division 3 power to one of the top five varsity football programs in all of San Diego County,” added Stephenson. Kremer has been part of Saints teams, who earned two CIF titles, three CIF section runners-up finishes and three Western League crowns.
“Joe is the right guy to lead our program! He is intent on developing young men in a program that values academics and character,” said James Horne, Principal. He is currently a Physical Education teacher at Saints and Head Track and Field coach.
“Many great coaches were considered for this position, but Joe really impressed the committee with his extensive knowledge of x’s and o’s. We
are excited he will build upon the recent successes of the schools football program,” said Stephenson, who is also Saints Athletic Director.
“Those familiar with Saints football over the years know how hard Joe Kremer has worked to teach young men how to be the outstanding athletes on the field and Christian gentlemen off it,” said Ed Hearn, President of Saints.
Joe Kremer is originally from Urbana, Ohio, He lettered four years at Indiana University of the Big Ten Conference. Kremer started two years as defensive tackle for the Hoosiers. He was part of a defensive unit ranked 8th in total sacks nationally. The 42 sacks in 2007 still stand as an Indiana record.
He was a senior leader on a 2007 Indiana team, which received a bid to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. In high school, Kremer was a four-year letterman and starter in both football and basketball. He played numerous positions in football including fullback, punter, tight end, and linebacker.
His senior year for Urbana High School (OH) the team recorded an undefeated regular season. Kremer was 1st Team All Ohio in football and All Region Defensive Player of the Year. He was selected to play in the North/South Ohio All-Star game and Miami Valley All-Star game. He was named Champaign County Player of the Year in basketball. After graduation from Indiana University, Kremer moved to San Diego. He earned his Masters degree in Education from National University.
On a personal note, Joe and his wife Maggie are parents to Ben, who was born on Super Bowl Sunday.