Jason Negro – Varsity Head Coach
Jason Negro, originally from Bellflower, CA, is a Saint John Bosco High School graduate from the class of 1991. While at Bosco, he lettered in both varsity football and baseball. Jason later graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. While completing his degree, he began his coaching career in Bellflower where he coached Junior All American for five years.
After college, Coach Negro began his career at St. John Bosco in 1998 where he taught geometry and Algebra II and coached both varsity football and baseball. At Bosco he coached defensive backs and linebackers and held the position of defensive coordinator for one season. After three years at SJB, he found a new home with the Mustangs at Trabuco Hills High School. At Trabuco Hills he coached the varsity defensive backs his first year then the inside linebackers his second. In May of 2003, at age 29, he was named the head coach of the Mustangs; only the third head coach since Trabuco’s opening in 1987.
Coach Negro held the position of head coach at Trabuco Hills for seven years. During his time at Trabuco, the Mustangs made five straight playoff appearances, winning two Sea View League Championships. He also led the Mustangs to two CIF Semi-Finals appearances in 2006 and 2008 as well as two CIF Finals appearances in 2007 and 2009. Under his last 5 years of leadership the Mustangs boasted an impressive 40 – 10 record and a 10 – 4 playoff record. In the summer of 2008 Coach Negro was selected the head coach of the South All-Stars for the Orange County North/South All-Star game.
After his third season at St. John Bosco, Coach Negro, along with his incredibly talented staff, captured an undefeated Trinity League Championship and made a Pac 5 division semi-final appearance. The completion of his fourth season saw Coach Negro lead his team through an historic season. The 2013 Braves went 16-0, earning themselves a back-to-back Trinity League Title, CIF PAC-5 Division Championship Title, the Open Division California State Championship Title with a 20-14 victory over perennial power DeLaSalle, and a #1 National Ranking Title by Max Preps and USA Today. At the conclusion of the 2013 season, Coach Negro was an assistant coach to the US Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, TX.
Coach Negro earned the prestigious honor of being named the 2013 National High School Coach of the Year by Max Preps as well as the American Football Monthly Magazine Coach of the Year, presented by Rawlings Football. In addition, he received the 2013 Xenith/Bill Yoast National Coach of the Year award presented by the US Army All-American Bowl. Locally, he was named the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Dream Team Coach of the Year and received top honors as the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Coach of the year.
In what is arguably one of the toughest leagues in the nation, the Braves have earned their fourth consecutive undefeated Trinity League title. In 2014 and 2015, the Braves were the PAC5 Division runner-ups.
Coach Negro currently resides in Fountain Valley with his extremely supportive wife, Carrie (St. Joseph HS, ’91) and their two beautiful daughters, Rylie (13 years) and Reese (10 years). Both girls attend Sts. Simon and Jude School in Huntington Beach. In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Negro also serves as a member of the CIF Southern Section Football Coaches Advisory Committee, is a member of the Eastbay Team Sales Advisory Board, and an annual participant of the Nike High School Elite Coaches Summit.
ALL-AMERICAN / ALL-STAR COACHING
Assistant Coach, Under Armour All-American Game, Orlando, FL 2014
Assistant Coach, US Army All-American Game, San Antonio, TX 2013
Head Coach, South All-Stars, Orange County North/South All-Star Game, 2008
Member, Eastbay Team Sales Advisory Board, 2014 – present
Member, NIKE High School Elite Coaches Summit, 2013 – present
Member, CIF Southern Section Advisory Committee, 2005 – present
HONORS AND AWARD
National HS Coach of the Year, Max Preps, 2013
National HS Coach of the Year, American Football Monthly Magazine, presented by Rawlings Football, 2013
National HS Coach of the Year, Xenith/Bill Yoast, presented by the US Army All-American Bowl, 2013
CIF Southern Section Pac 5 Coach of the Year 2013
Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Coach of the Year, 2011, 2013