John Rome starts his ninth season as the Head Football Coach at Glendale College. He was an All-Foothill League Defensive Lineman at Burbank High and graduated from the University of La Verne in 1978 where was an All-SCIAC Defensive Lineman from 1975-77 and All-California Small College in 1976. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Social Science in 1978, his Masters Degree from Azusa Pacific in 1991 and his California Teaching Credential in 1981. He started his coaching career at Burbank High from 1978-81 and also coached at Bonita High in 1979. He coached previously at Glendale College in 1982-83, 1990-94 and from 2001-present. He was a graduate assistant at UCLA from 1984-87 and was on the Bruin staff that won the Fiesta Bowl in 1985, the Pac 10 and Rose Bowl Championship in 1986 and the Freedom Bowl Title. He was also the Offensive Line Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at the University of New Mexico from 1987-90. He was the Head Football Coach at Citrus College from 1999-2001 and was the Foothill Conference Coach of the Year in 1995.
He is currently the Vice-President of the California Community College Football Coaches Association and will assume the Presidency in 2017. He is also a member of the SCFA Competition Committee.
He is a widower with 11 children.