Coaching Legend Inductee
By Emilyn Edquilang, marketing and communications assistant
Coach Jerry Fleischhacker is inducted into the San Diego High School Coaching Legends.
The San Diego Hall of Champions recently inducted former La Jolla Country Day School Upper School history teacher and soccer coach Jerry Fleischhacker into the San Diego High School Coaching Legends. Coach Fleischhacker is one of five San Diego coaches honored in the class of 2021 for his outstanding performance and sportsmanship.
Known as “Coach Fly” to generations of LJCDS alumni, he began his illustrious 29-year teaching and coaching career at LJCDS in 1991. During that time, Coach Fleischhacker became the winningest coach in school history with 364 wins, including five Coastal League Championships and two CIF Championships. Showing great support for his teams, he did not miss all 704 games from 1991 until his retirement in 2020. Former players remember Coach Fleischhacker as a mentor and friend on and off the field. Coach Fleischhacker was also inducted into the LJCDS Hall of Fame in 2021.
Every year, the San Diego Hall of Champions honors retired high school coaches of the San Diego California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) whose records and standing in the coaching community were exemplary. LJCDS coaches previously inducted are Jack Wigley (2002), Jeff Hutzler (2017), Bill Cahoone (2018) and Peter Ogle (2019).