Head Coach: Mr. Jack Hastert '70
Varsity Golf Head Coach Jack Hastert is a St. John Bosco High School alumnus, Class of 1970, and has been coaching at the school for more than 30 years. He coached football for 26 years and the 2016-17 season will be his 11th as head of the golf program. In addition, he is a religion teacher. Throughout his three and a half decades at St. John Bosco, Coach Hastert has worked as bookstore manager, campus minister, religion department chair, athletic director and guidance counselor. Coach Hastert has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and a master’s in Religious Studies from Mt. Saint Mary’s.
He currently resides in Bellflower with his wife, Kerry. They have three married children: Julianne (Luke Nordrehaug), Rachel (Brian Javellana), and Jacob SJB Class of 2002(Turi Wilson) and four grandchildren, Presley Ann Nordrehaug, Jude Nordrehaug, Wilson Hastert and Elle Javellana. Coach Hastert believes in always doing the best you can in the spirit of good sportsmanship and having fun.
Head JV Coach: Mr. Mick Towle
Michael J. Towle (aka Mick), a graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. Upon graduation, Mr. Towle accepted a project manager position with the Atlantic Richfield Oil Company (ARCO) and enjoyed more than 27 years in the oil business before retiring in September, 2007. Mr. Towle has a wife of 38 years (Anita), three boys that all attended and graduated from St. John Bosco (Nick, 33, Mike, 31 and Jeff, 29) and a daughter (Julie, 25). All four children are college graduates and working professionals. Coach Towle started his baseball coaching career 28 years ago at the T-ball level with his oldest son Nick. Recently, coach Towle had coached various levels of baseball (F, JV, V) for seven years at St. john Bosco High School. Coach Towle joined the St. John Bosco golf team in 2015 as the JV head coach. As a golfer, he has 2 hole in ones, shot even par 72 on 3 different occasions and ultimately is humbled every time he thinks he’s got golf “figured out.”
Coaching Goal: Coach Towle is passionate about being a “good coach” and measures his coaching success by the following: “If my players had fun while being competitive, improved their skills, were good sportsman, and desire to play again next year, I am satisfied.”
Nelson Brindle, Head Frosh-Soph coach
Nelson A. Brindle has been helping Coach the Frosh-Soph Golf Team at St. John Bosco High School for the last six years. Prior to that he was Head Coach of the Freshman and then the JV Baseball team for eight years. He is an on-campus coach who can also be found prowling the 300 building during the day where he has taught Mathematics for the past 19 plus years. Nelson has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Cal. State Fullerton and credential work done at Cal. State Dominguez Hills. He is married to Jeanne Brindle, who together celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary three summers ago with a two week trip to Italy.
Nelson has two children: a daughter Keri (Don Clark) who has three incredibly active girls, Mackenzie, Morgan and Regan, and a son Joshua who is a graduate of St. John Bosco High School (2002). Coach Brindle says that the golfers are some of the best athletes he has ever worked with and is looking forward to another successful season where success is measured in smiles and great stories.