Varsity Football Coach
Since taking over the helm of the Padres in the Spring of 2001 at only 26 years old, Patrick Walsh has become synonymous with Serra football. Walsh, the Padres’ all-time winningest coach with 142 victories, led Serra to a 2017 CIF State Championship. Crediting the core values of commitment, brotherhood, humility, personal accountability, a strong worth ethic, along with an elite summer conditioning program and the cornerstone of Serra football, day-before-the-game chapel services, Walsh has overseen the most successful period in Serra football history. Under his guidance, Serra has won seven WCAL championships (2002, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017), four CCS championships (2011, 2013, 2016, 2017), two NorCal championships (2016, 2017), and one state championship (2017). The 2017 Padres also won the most games of any Serra team in school history (13 wins), and the program had an unprecedented 21-game winning streak in the WCAL. The team went 10-0 against the WCAL in 2017, setting the record for most wins versus WCAL opponents in one year. His teams have set virtually every school and league record for every major offensive statistical category including points per game, points in a season, and yards in a season. Walsh won the 2017 All-Bay Area News Group Coach of the Year. The 2018 season will mark Walsh’s 18th year, making him the longest tenured coach in the history of Serra’s football program. Before Walsh’s took over, Serra had only made the playoffs three times. Since his arrival in 2001, the Padres have made it 14 out of 17 seasons. One of the seasons his team was not in the playoffs was in 2015 when the Padres were banned from the playoffs for forfeiting a 2014 CCS Consolation game due to safety concerns, one of Walsh’s self-described proudest moments as a coach. During Patrick Walsh’s tenure, the Padres have produced countless all-league and all-Bay Area selections. Many of his players have gone on to play college football at schools such as Cal, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, San Jose State, Army, and many more. Walsh, renowned for molding top Offensive Lines, helped develop David Bakhtiari (‘09), who is the Pro-Bowl Left Tackle for the Green Bay Packers and Colorado graduate.