Jon Ellinghouse

Football — Coach

Coach Bio

Jon Ellinghouse is entering his 16th season as the Head Coach of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers football team. In his time at Sierra Canyon, he has taken our program from an 8-man football program to a team ranked #3 in the State, and in the top 20 in nation (end of 2020-2021 season). He has won 2 State Championships and 5 CIF Championships. Ellinghouse has an overall record of 159-35 as the head coach at Sierra Canyon. The Sierra Canyon football team has appeared in the CIF Semi- Finals or better in 12 of the last 14 seasons under his leadership (4 state championship appearances). Ellinghouse is even more proud of the staff he has assembled at Sierra Canyon, he states “I believe I have the best staff in Southern California, I am fortunate to have guys who are the best at what they do and do it for the right reasons.” Ellinghouse is most proud of his ability to develop players into college football players and place them at the highest level. To name a few places, he has players who have attended USC, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Washington, Washington State, UCLA, Colorado, Northwestern, Cal, Nevada, Navy, New Mexico, Louisiana Lafayette, TCU, Duke, Tulane, Oregon State, Maryland, Penn, UNLV, Columbia, Harvard, Brown, Villanova, Georgetown, Sacramento State, UC Davis, Lafayette, Southern Utah, Adams State, Elmhurst, Washington St. Louis, Nebraska Kearney, Wesleyan, Augustana, California Lutheran. Jon Ellinghouse is married to his wife Christina and has two children Brynley and JJ.

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.”