Harold Strauss retired from coaching after the 2009-10 football season after 34 years as a head football coach and returned to being an Athletic Director at Colton HS. During his career Coach Strauss head coached 76 different Varsity Teams with 71 of those teams advancing to the CIF Playoffs in 32 years. After three years as the Athletic Director at Colton HS and 21st year as an Athletic Director overall career and as an Educator and Coach. BS Degree in Kinesiology from California State University San Bernardino.2011 finished his Master of Coaching and Athletic Administration in Exercise and Sport – Concordia University Irvine. 2012 he stepped down as AD and went back to teaching and head coaching , starting the Football Program at the newly opening CJUSD school GTHS where his Daughter Tiffany is the Charter Athletic Director. After Head Coaching and officiating wrestling two more years, Coach Strauss had to step down as head coach due to health concerns and needed surgeries. He has since returned and continues to serve as a volunteer assistant varsity coach and Mentor Coach to the varsity football program and it’s coaches and program as well as continuing with his conference speaking and motivational speaking opportunities. Coach Strauss also has his minister’s license and has enjoyed officiating the marriages of many former players and students and has presided over numerous memorial services as well. Serving his community in this capacity seems to be what Coach Strauss loves to occupy his time with during this “Semi-Retirement” time of life while continuing to teach in the classroom. Listed below are some of the highlights of Coach Strauss 38+ years as an Educator, Head Varsity Coach, Athletic Administrator and 16 year Wrestling Official.
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