John Tremblay

John C. Tremblay, Hall of Fame Athlete

John C. Tremblay, Hall of Fame Athlete

Many who witnessed John ‘s gridiron performances or played with or against him consider him to
be among the toughest, most aggressive defensive lineman to ever play in the Santa Barbara community.

John C. Tremblay moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Tremblay, from Spokane, Washington to Santa Barbara in 1964. In Dolores Grade School, he met his first football coach, Fred Warrecker, who taught him the art of football team play. He was identified as “most valuable player” on the Eighth Grade Flag Football Team. Tremblay moved on to Bishop Garcia Diego High School where his grade school coach was coaching.

John continued hi s education at SBCC, where he was named All Western States Conference Defensive Lineman, “Most Valuable Defensive Player in the All Western State Conference,” JC All California Defensive Lineman and JC All American Defensive Lineman. In 1973, he received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Colorado and in 1975 another full athletic scholarship to San Diego State University, where he started as a defensive line for the #18 ranked Aztecs. There he earned the game ball against Texas.

In 1976, he started as defensive tackle with the San Diego Sharks Minor League professional football team and in 1992, he started at defensive tackle for the American Eagles “Project Timothy” football team.

Subsequent to his college career, John started several successful automotive-related businesses in San Diego, where he resided for almost 20 years.

Since returning to Santa Barbara in 1990, he joined Graham Chevrolet in new and used car sales. He and his wife Darcee live in Santa Barbara and are parents of Rocky, Max, Skyler and Molley. All of the boys went to Bishop, and Rocky and Max are currently in the football program at SBCC.