Please contact Head Gold Coach, Don Stagnaro directly at Donald.Stagnaro@sjcc.edu for any questions you may have.
His coaching career began in 1966 at Franklin High School in Stockton, California where he coached football and baseball. From there he moved onto Camden High School in San Jose as a football and baseball coach. His next stop took him to Westmont High School in Campbell as the head football coach with many other coaching responsibilities.
Don graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1964 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Saint Mary's College with a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Administration
Don is entering his first year as Associate Head Coach for the Jaguars. Don’s golf instruction career spans over 25 years of and he leads the Don Leone Golf Academy at Coyote Creek Golf Club. Voted one of Northern California’s top ten Instructors, Don was also the recipient of Silicon Valley’s top instructor in 2003-2006. In 2012 Coach Leone was also named Northern California PGA Teacher of the year.
Reowned for working with legendary instructors such as Jim Flick and Hank Haney, Don was a lead instructor for the ESPN Golf, and the Nicklaus/Flick Golf schools working throughout the U.S. Don was the swing coach for the Santa Clara University in 2013 and 2014 and has been working as a swing coach with San Jose City College golf team for the past couple of years.
Don is a certified level 2 instructor from the Titleist Performance Institute. We look forward to add Coach Don Leone to the Jaguar coaching staff.
Over the past 12 years as Coach Stagnaro’s assistant, I’ve helped San Jose City’s golf program developing incoming golfers who aspire to be team members. My main task at hand has been to help ready both team members and potential team members to perform under competitive pressure. I have enjoyed assisting and working with team members in all aspects of the game, but mostly for what will help make them both mentally and physically prepared for team competition.
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