RON GLADNICK: HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
AT ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL
SAN DIEGO—Today, one of the top high school coaching jobs in San Diego County has been filled, announced James Horne, Principal at St. Augustine High School. The new head coach for Saints Varsity Football team is former Torrey Pines Head Coach, Mr. Ron Gladnick.
Selected from a group of highly qualified candidates, Coach Gladnick will be the 24th head coach in the Saints’ 99-year tradition rich history, said Principal Horne.
“I’m excited to take over such a storied program,” said Gladnick, “Saints football has a remarkable legacy. The beautiful thing about coaching at St. Augustine is that you can weave the qualities of creating great young men with a faith-based education to help young men do special things in life and sports.”
Asked about the new coach on campus, Asst. Principal, Mr. Mike Haupt, said, “We are excited having Coach Gladnick join us. He is going to be an excellent addition to the Saints family. He is an outstanding coach and has great energy and enthusiasm for developing young men, on the football field, in the classroom and beyond.”
“Coach Gladnick has a first-class resume in local prep football circles,” added Principal Horne. “In, 2008 he first joined the Torrey Pines Falcon football staff where he coached defensive line until accepting the Head Coach position at Clairemont High School, where in two seasons the program was turned around and the school won its first playoff game in over a decade.”
Coach Gladnick soon returned to Torrey Pines, this time as Head Coach for seven years, where his teams have been tenacious and successful, winning two Avocado League Championships in the past three seasons. During Coach Gladnick’s tenure the Falcons Football program has become a regular competitor in San Diego’s Open Division. Saints Athletic Director Matt Linville noted, “Ron has demonstrated an ability to win while focusing on the development of character in his program. He is a great fit for the Saints community.”
Coach Gladnick and his wife Joanna reside in Solana Beach CA. The couple have three daughters Karina, Kayla and Adora.