The following athletes will compete Saturday, May 19, for individual championships: Chas Harmon, Colby Lindholm, Jonovaughn Williams, John Siegel, Nick Cimmarusti, DJ Bailey, Alli Jensen, and Caitlin Nilssen.
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JSerra’s track and cross-country coach Martin Dugard, sits down with Coast Magazine’s Terence Loose to talk about writing his first screen play, becoming a New York Times best selling author, and the strides of being a high school running coach.
To view to article in its entirety click Dugard in Coast.
Author-turned-screenwriter Martin Dugard, who works part-time as the cross-country and track coach at JSerra, will debut his first film Thursday at the Regency. He lives in Rancho Santa Margarita.
You’d think a local man whose name is on the cover of a book that has spent eight weeks on the New York Times’ Best Seller list is worthy of a feature on Patch.
(Actually he is. We apologize for not catching it sooner.)
But Martin Dugard, a Rancho Santa Margarita resident and wildly successful cross country/track coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, is about to break out of book reviews and catch the eye of a different kind of critic: the film critic.
To read the complete article click here.
View the trailer for “A Warrior’s Heart.”
Cross Country season is well underway, so check out these added tips and tricks from long time runner and JSerra Running Lions coach Marty Dugard on Gatorad’s G Fit Series.
JSerra Blog chatted with the Orange County Register’s Coach of the Year, Martin Dugard, to find out what keeps this coach, screenwriter and father going and what got him to where he is today.
High school: Graduated from Notre Dame High School in Riverside.
College: Northern Michigan University and Cal State – Long Beach
High school/ college sport: Cross-Country, Track
What was your first job? Flipping burgers
What is your favorite sports memory in high school/ college?
High School: Breaking 10 minutes for the first time in the two-mile; College: My final track race, a steeplechase event where I finished fifth but gave it my all.
What is your favorite coaching memory? The look on my runners’ faces when we won State in 2010.
Who or what was your inspiration that drove you to success? Jesus Christ, Steve Prefontaine, Ernest Hemingway
What were your childhood career goals?
Fighter pilot, writer
First job: Flipping burgers
If you could live in any time period but now, what would it be?
1840-1875: the golden age of exploration.
What was your childhood celebrity crush?
I thought Steve Prefontaine was about the coolest guy on the planet
Favorite band growing up: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Three: Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth (1998); Chasing Lance (2005); To Be A Runner (2011)
If you were a super hero what would it be?
I don’t believe in heroes or idols. You have to find your own superpowers, whether they be running, writing, math… whatever.
Favorites: My wife, my sons, trail running, reading, writing
TV Show: No Reservations
Sports team: Angels
Color: Robin’s Egg Blue
Vacation spot: Top Secret
By Lori Basheda, OC Register
But he skipped going to France to bask in the glory
That’s because he has a book signing at the Rancho Santa Margarita Borders last night.
And he has to get the track team he coaches atJSerra Catholic High School ready for CIFs today.
It’s quite a hat trick.
The film, “A Warrior’s Heart,” is a coming-of-age lacrosse drama set at the fictitious Sierra High School (a thinly veiled JSerra) starring “Twilight” vampire siblings Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene and “Glee” hunk Chord Overstreet, all cast by Dugard before they hit the big time.
But the book is what Dugard is most excited about.
It’s about running.
To view the full story click To Be A Runner.