For months Hueneme High special-education teacher Jason Font watched school administrators search for a new varsity wrestling coach.
As the candidates passed on the job, Hueneme wrestlers kept dropping by Font’s room to encourage him to take the job, but he remained reluctant to apply.
Font knew if the school couldn’t find a coach for this season, there was a good chance the wrestling program would go away permanently. He talked to his wife, Gabriella, who gave him her blessing to apply for the job. He was offered and accepted.