A Coach You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: Bob Jastrob

Bob Jastrob has completed five seasons as head coach at Mt. San Antonio, a junior college located in the town of Walnut in California. Each season during Jastrob’s tenure the Mounties improved their performance and last fall won the California State and JUCO National Championship with a 7-6 win over the College of San Mateo in a driving rainstorm.

The year before, Jastrob’s Mounties finished second in the state, capturing the conference and Southern California Football Championship. In the State Championship game, Mt. SAC lost to Butte College, 17-9, the undefeated Northern California Champion. In 2007, the Mounties upset undefeated Bakersfield College, 47-42, in the Southern California Championship game but lost to the City of San Francisco in the State Championship Bowl, 31-28.

After serving as an assistant coach at Mt. SAC for 11 seasons, Jastrab was appointed head coach in 2005. He began his coaching career in 1989 at Mt. SAC but accepted a graduate position at UNLV in 1993. After leaving the Rebel program, Jastrab became offensive coordinator at Damascus High School (MD) and helped lead them to the 1996 Maryland 3-A State Championship. He returned to Mt. SAC in 1997 and helped the Mounties to an undefeated season, capturing the National and State Community College Football Championships.

Jastrab played for two seasons at Mt. SAC and then received a scholarship to the University of Miami in Coral Gables and learned under coaches such as Jimmy Johnson, Howard Schnellenberger, and Butch Davis. Meanwhile, Jastrob is slowly building a dynasty in Walnut.