Mark Gritton Local Sports Profile

by Larry Ham

Mark Gritton is a man who has been to a lot of places, so it’s interesting to find a man of his caliber at a far away place like Coalinga. Mark is the Athletic Director and former head football coach at West Hills College. He’s someone I’ve known and admired from a distance for a long time. (As the saying goes, Coalinga isn’t at the edge of the world, but you can see it from there!). Reedley College and West Hills College are once again in the same football conference, so we’ll be seeing Mark on a regular basis again. I recently had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his life and his passion--Junior College athletics.