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St. Patrick High School 'Very Confident' In New Football Coach

By Alex Nitkin | January 10, 2017 1:40pm
 Adam Guerra comes from Los Angeles, where he coached Catholic high school football for seven years.
Adam Guerra comes from Los Angeles, where he coached Catholic high school football for seven years.
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PORTAGE PARK — St. Patrick High School, 5900 W. Belmont Ave., has tapped a career coach from California to take the reins of its football program, administrators announced Monday.

Adam Guerra has spent seven years as head coach of Catholic School football programs in Los Angeles, according to the announcement. He's worked for parochial schools his entire 14-year career, having attended one himself.

St. Patrick athletic director Brian Glorioso said he's "very confident we’ve hired the right man for the job," calling the pick-up a "tremendous opportunity for our school and our young student-athletes." 

Guerra's bona fides include a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern California, a master’s in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University and a certificate in Catholic School Leadership from Creighton University.

The new coach will replace Dan Galante, who ended his 16-year coaching run in November, saying his leaving would be "in the best interest of the program."

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