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Coach Profile: Oscar Fabic leads the Scots to victory

Emi Pajarillo
Coach Oscar Fabic writes a play on his whiteboard at room A5. “The biggest challenge was helping athletes who haven’t played football understand more advanced concepts. I always tried to bring it back to the fundamentals,” Fabic said.

After wins across the board, Carlmont’s girls varsity flag football team ended their inaugural season undefeated. Behind their story stands the indomitable force, Coach Oscar Fabic — a crucial figure in the Scots’ success.

Following this year’s addition of girls flag football as an official sport in California high schools, Fabic led the Scots to triumph on the field. 

“It was intriguing to build a program from scratch and have the opportunity to develop a championship-level team,” Fabic said.

With an extensive football background, having played at Hillsdale High School and Grossmont College, and three years of coaching experience at the College of San Mateo, Fabic was well-prepared to lead the new team. 

Given the team’s novelty, Fabic started with a blank slate just a week and a half before their first game. Starting with fundamentals, Fabic built the team up step-by-step. 

“The environment was all about development. Coach Fabic made it a safe and fun space where it was okay to make mistakes,” said Lia Frazita, a freshman athlete at Carlmont.

From the season’s start, Fabic incorporated his ambitious spirit into coaching. Emphasizing victory, he ensured that everything the team worked on aligned with his goal of a championship-caliber team.

“He is very competitive, and he drove us to work hard. He aimed for success and wanted to develop a strong team,” said Isabella Romero, a sophomore athlete at Carlmont. 

However, the season was not without its challenges. Many athletes on the team had little experience in flag football, leaving Fabic with the task of helping the players understand the sport while teaching complex game strategies.

“He was incredibly passionate. He always explained the plays and tried to make sure everyone had a complete understanding of how everything worked,” said Samantha Tow, a freshman athlete at Carlmont.

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The biggest thing I learned from this season was learning my limitations and that of my athletes.

— Oscar Fabic

Additionally, Fabic was learning himself. With this being his first year coaching girls flag football, Fabic felt the pressure to ensure victory and set the tone for the team’s future.

“The biggest thing I learned from this season was understanding my limitations and those of my athletes. How to best maximize performance, given the conditions,” Fabic said. 

The team continued their ascent of triumph as the season progressed, with Fabic at the forefront. Fostering a safe environment for the athletes to develop, he helped create the team spirit that drove them to victory. 

For the next season, Fabic plans to maintain his core goals and further build on the team’s success. The initial aim of creating a dominant flag football team at Carlmont continues to be a propelling force for him and the team’s future. 

Overall, his impact on the team cemented the skills for the athletes to be successful and established a community for the students to grow together. 

“I was able to open up and make mistakes. Coach Fabic made sure everyone was comfortable and that we always tried our best,” Frazita said.

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About the Contributor
Emi Pajarillo
Emi Pajarillo, Staff Writer
Emi Pajarillo (Class of 2026) is a staff writer for Scot Scoop who covers Carlmont sports and is learning about journalism in her Media Arts class. She is passionate about English and loves to explore new kinds of writing. Outside school, she enjoys playing viola, reading, and hanging out with friends.

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