San Marino Titans Hire Ray Torres as Varsity Football Coach
San Marino High School (SMHS) is excited to announce Raymond (Ray) Torres as their next varsity football coach. Ray replaces Justin Mesa who left to take a coaching job at Washington State University. Coach Torres prepped and coached at Cathedral High School from 2004 to 2016. After leaving Cathedral, Ray was an assistant coach at Glendale Community College (GCC) until 2019. In July of 2020, Coach Torres was hired as the running back coach at San Marino High School. Coach Torres brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to SMHS.
At Cathedral, Ray excelled as a player and as a coach. Coach Torres was a quarterback from 2004 – 2008 at Cathedral and played for the legendary Kevin Pearson. After a successful prep career, Coach Torres played briefly at Mount San Antonio College before returning to his alma mater as a coach. During his coaching career at Cathedral, the Phantoms were in the playoffs almost every year and featured many division one athletes. While at Cathedral, Coach Torres primary responsibility was as a quarterback coach who helped players to identify formations and adjust accordingly.
Having worked at the high school level, Coach Torres’ next challenge was the college level. Ray was hired at Glendale College and continued to be a quarterback specialist as well as adding offensive coordinator to his resume. Expanding his skills of calling plays at the junior college level further enhanced his repertoire of coaching skills. In addition, teaching players at the college level allowed him to develop a deeper understanding of the college recruiting process. Although Ray enjoyed his time at Glendale, the opportunity to work at San Marino was an attractive opportunity for him.
At San Marino in 2020 – 2021, Coach Torres was the running back coach who had a large impact on the offensive schemes and plays. In addition to the development of the backs, Ray was asked to help make decisions on the offensive strategies. Toward the end of the season, Coach Mesa leaned more and more on Coach Torres in the Titan play selection. Coach Mesa trusted Ray and continued to give him more and more autonomy as the season winded down.
The Titans finished the Pandemic season at 2-2 and are excited to see what 2021 brings with Coach Torres at the helm. With his background at Cathedral and GCC, Ray is ready to tackle the challenges of the head coaching position.
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