The Coach is back wearing red this year in his eleventh season with the PPR. Coach John Shacklett's reappearance means the much anticipated return of Shack's Pig Pen, a segment of the show that celebrates and features outstanding interior lineman and tight ends.
Coach Shack is a Grossmont High School and San Diego State University graduate-turned-head football coach. His 32-year tenure with Morse High School consisted of 18 league championships, five CIF-SD County championships and a three runner-up finishes from 1979 ‘til 1996.
In addition to the PPR, Coach has decided to return to the sidelines. “I have entered into a new experience,” said Coach Shack, “in coaching my grandson's Mighty Mite football team composed of 8- and 9-year-olds. It's humbling at best.”
What has been your favorite moment on the PPR?
“When they first got started and they hosted the Gala in-studio at KUSI, that was really a chaotic experience, but it was a lot of fun for me to see it happen. I think overall watching the program grow in its popularity has really been enjoyable for me.”
Having been such a successful coach, what brought you to the PPR?
“Paul's immense popularity and continued contributions to the community has made himself and the PPR a positive social influence. His effort to place teenagers in constructive academic and athletic situations makes my experience with the PPR very enjoyable and positive.”