Coach Clinton and Coach Okada to be Inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame
Servite is excited to announce the induction of Wrestling coaches Alan Clinton and Tony Okada into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame! Coach Clinton and Okada will be recognized during a banquet held May 5th at the Laguna Hills Community Center beginning at 6:30pm.
Coach Clinton began his 38-year coaching career at El Modena and has continued to build his legacy here at Servite where he is the Athletic Director and Head Wrestling Coach. He has been named Coach of the Year an impressive 19 times including seven times as the Orange County Coach of the Year. Coach Clinton's teams have won 14 league championships and 20 CIF Divisional Championships or Runner-Ups. He has served on the CIF Wrestling Advisory Committee, the Southern Section Advisory Board and has been the President of the Orange County Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association.
Coach Okada wrestled at Savannah High School but before he started high school he was already a world-class Judo competitor finishing 3rd at the Junior Pan American Games. He parlayed his judo skills onto the mat where he was a 3x CIF Southern Section Division and Masters Champion as well as a 2x State Champion. He was also named Champion of Champions at the state tournament. He was an Asics First Team All-American and a Cadet National Champion. After high school, Coach Okada won the Junior World Cup in Judo as well as three US Open Championships at the Pan American Games and was a 1992 Olympic Judo Team Member. Coach Okada now shares his knowledge with the Fight'n Friar wrestlers serving as Coach Clinton's right hand man.