After 18 highly successful years as a high school head coach in Ohio (125-44-11), Dick Haines posted a 195-82-1 in 25 years at Vista, which included 13 league championships, three San Diego Section—CIF titles and two mythical state crowns. His overall coaching record was 320-126-12, with his 320 wins he retired tenth all-time in the nation. His 1974, 1981 and 1985 teams all posted 13-0 records on their way to SD-CIF championships. At the time of his retirement in 1995, he was named Coach of the Year by the San Diego Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Vista’s stadium is named in his honor.