Leader of the Pride

Jim-Hartigan-12By Brian Park, The Capistrano Dispatch

JSerra Catholic head football coach Jim Hartigan is a man of perpetual motion.

On a warm, muggy Wednesday morning, he arrives at the school’s athletic campus at 6 a.m. to unlock doors, review schedules and go over the day’s itinerary with his coaching staff.

That’s about as easy as the day gets for him.

In no time, his varsity team begins to trickle into the weight room, some still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes. Meanwhile, Hartigan stands at the ready, his eyes trained to spot any player in need of some extra motivation.

As soon as the morning weight training sessions concludes around 9:45 a.m., Hartigan hustles out to a practice field to watch the future crop of Lions football players, the junior varsity and freshmen squads, go through 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 passing drills.

At this time last year, Hartigan’s day would have ended with a post-practice meeting with his staff and an afternoon session with the varsity. But in March, athletic director Dave Lawn retired to pursue full-time coaching opportunities and JSerra placed the interim tag on Hartigan. On June 20, rather than hire an outsider, the school announced Hartigan as its full-time athletic director, in addition to continuing his duties as head football coach.

To read the complete article click Lion Nation.

Spring Issue of The Paw Print on News Stands Now

Hot off the presses the latest issue of The Paw Print has plenty of offerings for the spring:

~Cino de Mayo

~JSerra’s newest course addition

~Boys Volleyball’s Xavier Williams

~The Hunger Games digested, and more!

Click, The Paw Print to read all about it!

Special Edition of the Paw Print Out Now

The February issue of the Paw Print is out on news stands now filled with Valentine’s Day news, JSerra’s hidden new store on campus, athletic updates, music reviews, and more.

Check out all the latest news here, at the Paw Print.

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February Lion Report Now Showing

This edition of the Lion Report features:
Lions Basketball
Spring musical auditions
Fast food fun
Mission impossible
JSerra shouts out

Click here to watch the Lion Report. 

Crimson Pride Has Arrived

The Fall issue of JSerra’s Crimson Pride Magazine has arrived and has all the news, sports and events happening on campus.

This issue includes:

-Cover Boy Austin Hedges

-A commission by President Obama

-International travels, and much more

To view click Crimson Pride. 

JSerra Football Takes the Number One Spot on OC Varsity’s Top Ten

Friday’s football game against Damien High School led to JSerra taking the number one spot on the OC Varsity top ten plays of the week. With the final seconds on the clock in the second quarter running back Casey Eugenio made a 54 yard touch down from a pass by quarterback Jake Hall. 

To see the number one play of the week click Top Ten. 

Football: Jonavaughn Williams is headed for big things

By Eric Sondheimer, LA Times

I had never seen receiver Jonavaughn Williams of JSerra play football until Saturday. Now I’m a big fan. He can catch, he can run, he can execute patterns.

When he was going against Westlake in the Edison passing tournament, the Warriors smartly put all-star junior cornerback Dashon Hunt to cover him all over the field, and what a matchup it was. Hunt got his share of deflections, but Williams was tough to stop.

Both should end up with scholarships from Pacific 12 Conference schools.

On another note, Long Beach Poly coaches were praising JSerra junior cornerback Logan Bartlett, who more than held his own against Poly’s terrific group of receivers.

Here’s video of the Williams-Hunt battle.