They don't make them like John Romano anymore; legendary coach nearing 600 victories
Whittier Daily News - almost 5 years
Dean of the Valley has Nobles fighting for a league crown
By Fred J. Robledo, SGVN twitter@sgvtribpreps
In the dream scenario of all fantasy endings, is there a better script than the possibility of the Nogales High School baseball team running the table to win the Valle Vista League crown and finish on a magical run that ends with a CIF-Southern Section title?
Winning nine in a row to close out the season not only would give veteran coach John Romano his first CIF-SS title, but he would celebrate his 600th coaching victory in his 35th year of coaching the Nobles in a championship game.
It's a question you probably shouldn't pose to an old-school, no-nonsense guy like Romano, especially in a sport where superstitions are serious stuff.
"That's too big to process, way too big," Romano said. "Where do you get that stuff from? I'm just trying to process Northview on Wednesday. They're up next."
But even Romano, who coached legendary alum Cecil Fielder and has
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