The 42-35 victory garnered Bellarmine the Northern California Division I-AA championship, allowed the Bells to advance to the state championship game, and gave head coach Mike Janda a place in high school sports history as it marked his 270th Central Coast Section (CCS) win, breaking the record of 269 previously held by retired Saratoga High School coach Benny Pierce.
The season featured 13 wins for the first time in Bellarmine’s impressive varsity football history, and was the team’s first Nor-Cal championship.
In 2014, Janda was named Northern California Football Coach of the Year by the California Coaches’ Association (CCA), and in 2013 he was a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Model Coach Award winner.
“Coach Janda is a remarkable leader,” said Joe Romano, Bellarmine athletic director. “It is inspiring to see him live out Bellarmine’s Jesuit mission, whether while coaching football practice and games, and when he is teaching Chemistry. As we strive to be ‘men for and with others,’ we have a great role model on campus every day.”