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Who is Coach Rob Hadaway?

With the football season upon us, the Chaffey Panthers are are looking to make a run this season. At the helm is Head Coach Rob Hadaway.

Coach Hadaway started his coaching career at San Bernardino Valley College from 1988-1995 as a Defensive Back Coach. In 1996, Hadaway became the Defensive Back Coach for Chaffey College and from 1997-2010 he was the Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach. He took a break from coaching in 2011, but returned in 2012 to resume his coaching duties. By 2013, Hadaway became the Head Coach for Chaffey.

I asked Hadaway why he loves coaching. He stated, he wants to be a positive influence and teach his athletes to be disciplined and have accountability for their decisions and actions. He said, they can carry these attributes after football and well into their lives.

The Panthers are in a new conference this year, the American Metro Conference. Hadaway feels good about their chances because of a good freshmen class. The team to beat will be Santa Ana College, which won the conference in 2017.

Hadaway has great support from his family. His wife Anne of 29 years of marriage, daughters, Amy(24), Robyn(22), and son, Robert(21). He loves the outdoors, and is an avid hiker.

Hadaway graduated from Azusa Pacific with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master's in Education with emphasis on Physical Education. He teaches Kinesiology 32, an outdoors class at Chaffey. His class goes camping in March, May, and July.

Coach Hadaway always tells his players, " Give 110% in the classroom as well as the football field".


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