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Mr. Richard Sanchez

Head Coach
Richard Sanchez

Richard Sanchez enters his 9th season as the St. Augustine High School head football coach.  Under his leadership the Saints have compiled an overall record of 77 wins and 25 losses.  The last five seasons have ended with two CIF San Diego Section Championships and three runner-up finishes.  Three year’s ago 49-42 win over Madison for the Division 1 crown, and a 49-0 performance over Mission Bay for the 2013 Division 2 title.  The Saints have reached the CIF San Diego Section playoffs in all 8 of Richard’s seasons at the helm, and have accrued 4 Eastern League Championships in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015.  Sanchez brings a wealth of football coaching experience to the Saints’ program from a long career that includes stints in both the high school and college ranks.  Prior to arriving at Saints, Sanchez was a member of the Sacramento State University football Staff, working at various times the Hornets’ running backs, tight ends, and offensive line in addition to his duties as Special Teams Coordinator.  Other college coaching stops include one year at Valparaiso University in Indiana as Special Teams Coordinator and defensive backs coach, and two years at the University of San Diego as Special Teams Coordinator and running backs coach.  Sanchez began his college coaching career at San Diego State University as a Graduate Assistant, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise and Nutrition.  Before entering the college coaching ranks, Sanchez spent time as head coach at Montclair High School in Montclair, CA, before returning to his hometown of San Diego to serve as the head coach and Athletic Director at San Diego High School.  Coach Sanchez played college football at New Mexico State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education.  He is a native of San Diego, graduating from Sweetwater High SChool, where he played on some of the extraordinary teams that still hold the counties’ longest winning streak of 37 consecutive victories.  He lives in Bonita with his beautiful wife, Maria, and their two children, Kristiana, 20, and Ricky, 14.


For questions or comments about Saints Football contact Richard Sanchez at rsanchez@sahs.org or 619-282-2184 x 5596.






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