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A Saint in the City: Stories of Champions from the Barrio Paperback – January 26, 2010
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Aside from these accomplishments, he is extremely proud of two National Championship wrestlers he has coached Tony Perez who wrestled at 103lbs in 1998 and Jose Leon at 112lbs in 1999. Also, an alumnus of Glabb's is professional mixed martial arts fighter Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez who holds a world championship belt at 155lbs and now fights for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships).
With girls wrestling as one of the fastest growing sports in California, CIF created a regional and state championship series for the girls. Since 2009 Santa Ana girl's wrestling team has had a parallel success that of the boy's team with a 2nd place finish at state in 2013 and 4th in state 2012 and a 6th place finish in 2014. The girls' program has 2 state champions, 11 state place winners, 5 CIF Champions and 4 All-Americans.He won the Orange County Register’s Wrestling “Coach of the Year” Award in 1996 and 1998, the LA Times “Coach of the Year” in 1996, and the National Wrestling Coaches Association “California State Wrestling Coach of the Year” in 1999. He was also the recipient of the California Coaches Association state wrestling coach of the year award in 2007. Glabb was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame: California Chapter in 2014 and has also been inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame for 2015. He is also involved with the Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was honored as the FCA “John Wooden” Southern California Coach of the Year in 2003.
In 2017, Glabb was voted Teacher of the year for Santa Ana High School and was also honored as Educator of the Year for the Santa Ana Unified School District. He was also a semi-finalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year.
- Grade level : 10 - 12
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Paperback : 217 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1979261571
- ISBN-13 : 978-1979261579
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.49 x 9 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd edition (January 26, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #957,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It was a pleasant surprise to me that this book was not "just" about wrestling, but a lot about life. It took me only 2 days to finish it, and I am a VERY slow reader! I really enjoyed it and wanted to keep reading to "hear" about the next student that Coach Glabb worked with. Surprisingly, I found that I actually liked the parts about wrestling too! I learned some, and now have a bunch of questions for someone that knows about wrestling! I love that Coach Glabb has been able to inspire so many young men not only as a teacher and coach, but as a Christian. He was also able to guide so many of them spiritually, which is very commendable, yet surprising in the public school system.
I have since purchased 4 copies of this book that I plan to share with people in my life that I think will appreciate the stories and lessons learned in the book.
Thank you Coach Glabb, the wrestling team and other coaches for sharing your stories!