Newport Harbor Football Alumni Donation
Newport Harbor High School Football has enjoyed a long and storied place in Southern California High School football. Dazzling runs of Hal Sheflin under coach Wendell Pickens, hard hitting Tar defenses under coaches Ernie Johnson, Don Lent and Bill Pizzica, high flying offenses of the 1980’s directed by former NFL-er Mike Giddings and 3 CIF championships under the stewardship of current head coach Jeff Brinkley, make Newport Harbor stand out in Orange County high school football history and success.
The Pride and Tradition of NH Football was created by real people – players, coaches, parents and boosters – who joined together in support of a common cause. For many of us fortunate enough to put on a Sailor jersey, our playing experience at NH has left an indelible mark on our lives. The NHFAO hopes to further the camaraderie, friendships and memories of former Newport players, coaches and supporters by creating an organization to reconnect past teams and support current Newport Harbor teams.
It is our goal to reach out and connect with as many former players, coaches, parents and supporters as possible. We ask for your assistance in locating your former team mates and supporters and hope you choose to become an active member of the NHFAO. We will keep you informed on current Newport football as well as NHFAO events or activities for your team or all years.
Join today. Support NH football and keep the Tar tradition strong!
Clarke Smith 1980 & Al Gaddis 1979