(Arcadia) – Former Duarte Head Coach Tip Sanders has joined the staff at Arcadia as line coach Apache HC Chris Long confirmed Tuesday night on the Mid Valley Sports Show. “He joined the staff when Coach Dimalante was here and decided to stay when I became Head Coach,” Long said.
Sanders, who was let go by Duarte earlier this year, turned the Falcons around in a three year span. Duarte was 0-10 in Sanders’ first year in 2009 and 0-9 in 2010. But last season the Falcons finished 6-4 and just missed the playoffs. After the season Sanders was abruptly dismissed and replaced by Jason Martin.
Sanders has also had head coaching stints at Pasadena Marshall and Blair. He led the Vikings to a Rio Hondo League title in 2007.
“He’s a great addition to our staff,” Long said.