Jon Ellinghouse is entering his 11th season as Head Coach of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers football team. In his ten seasons, Coach House has built one of the premier high school football programs in the greater Los Angeles area. While leading the Trailblazers to an overall record of 97-23, Ellinghouse has won two California State Championship, three CIF Southern Section Championships along with three Gold Coast League Championships. The Sierra Canyon Football team has sent student-athletes to some of the finest universities in America to play football, including Brown, Colombia, Harvard, Northwestern, the University of Washington and the University of Nevada-Reno.
What is your favorite part of coaching? “I love when I can have an impact on a player’s life outside of football. My favorite part of coaching is when I can help a player get an opportunity to play college football.”
What is your fondest moment coaching at Sierra Canyon? “Winning a State Championship at the Home Depot Center.”
What makes coaching at Sierra Canyon so special? “You can believe in what you are doing. It is a great to work at a place where your kids can get a world class education while participating in the highest level of athletics.”
What is your fondest memory as an athlete? “Battling back from a terrible injury and realizing how precious it is to play a sport that you love.”