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Please contact Head Golf Coach, Don Stagnaro directly at ​​  for any questions you may have.

Coaching staff

Don Stagnaro, Director of Golf

Golf Coach Don Stagnaro

Don Stagnaro is entering his 23rd year as golf coach.  The Jags have placed five times in Nor-Cal play, winning the Nor-Cal title in 2005. The Jags have also placed in the state tournament three times. Thirty-five golfers have transferred to four-year colleges and 10 golfers have gone into the business as professionals. Coach Stagnaro started as a part-time instructor in 1983 and went into a full time position in 1986 as a physical education instructor while also, coaching football and track. He became the Head Football Coach for the 1991 season and again in 2004.  He served as Athletic Director from 2003 to 2008, before retiring as a full time employee.   In 1995 he was named the head golf coach.

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 Leone, Head Golf Coach

Don Leone, Assistant Head CoachDon is entering his second 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.

Renowned 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.


Jack Christiansen, Assistant Golf Coach

Assistant Golf Coach Jack Christiansen

My interest in coaching and working with up and coming golfers began at Santa Clara Golf and Tennis in the late 90’s. I was instrumental in developing a Jr. Golf Match Play League that provides a Jr. competitive program for golf courses throughout the Bay Area. My teams over the past 15 years have provided me with several league championships, opportunities to see Jr. Team members move on to college golf, even a few move on to professional careers.

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. 

2018 - 2019  Roster


Year ​

​Matthew Audibert


​Jacob Czech


​Jacob Gil


​Joshua Quarles


​Matthew Salvador


​Bryce Sevy


​Jordan Stibbard


Zachary Strauss​


​Robby Torres


​Ryan Torres


​Sonnie Welling


 Courses the jaguars compete on: 

  • Coyote Creek      
  • The Villages
  • Silver Creek
  • Cinnabar        
  • Cordevalle

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​Contact Us

Don Stagnaro

Director of Golf

(408) 288-3644

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