Arroyo Retools Staff

Chuck Leonardis joins Arroyo Coaching Staff

Chuck Leonardis joins Arroyo Coaching Staff

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Arroyo’s Jim Singiser is entering his 13th year as the head coach of the Knights. And while his face will be familiar as he patrols the sidelines on Friday nights there will be several other new faces on the Knights coaching staff.

Long time OC Chris MacMillan is back but there have been several changes from the 2014 staff and with the blessing of the administration, Singiser has added three new coaches. Former Alhambra HC/Arcadia assistant Chuck Leonardis is now on staff as well as former Buena Park assistant Josh Knight (appropriate name.) Also Shahpore Khalifeh has been brought aboard as well.

Here is how the Knights staff looks for 2015 and where they will be coaching:


Jim Singiser – HC/DC/LB

Chuck Leonardis – OL

Josh Knight – QB

Shahpore Khalifeh – DB

Gabriel Cotero – WR

Chris MacMillan – WR/OC

Nick Bueno – WR

Oscar Lopez – RB

James Rivera – DL



14 Comments to "Arroyo Retools Staff"

  1. OK's Gravatar OK
    July 29, 2015 - 8:24 am | Permalink

    sanchez needs to learn from arroyo hc and how to puts together a coaching staff

  2. @Mvs's Gravatar @Mvs
    June 16, 2015 - 7:01 am | Permalink

    this is not me being mad I am giving props to guys like HC of Arroyo and BP coach White, they are not afraid to reach out and hire good experienced coaches, it sucks when a coach at any league brings his buddies and the program goes down as they do not know football as much, now I see kids that recently played college helping as as coaches, the kids respond to them because they know football both sides of the field, many times you hear a kid that knows football say that his OC tried to come up with a play, and a couple of kids mocked him as that play wont work, many times you hear that the job was given to a guy because his son is a superstar, I am merely stating that rumor in the valley MR Singiser is respected , knows football, and it is fact he is getting experienced coaches , If all did this, they would make their program better.

  3. Mvs's Gravatar Mvs
    June 15, 2015 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    @assistant who sound like a coach who was fired and is mad about it. Sometimes coaches hire friends becuase they know the system is a better fit.

  4. assistant's Gravatar assistant
    June 15, 2015 - 9:17 am | Permalink

    A great sign of a good coach , here is an example that a confident & self assured coach is not afraid to bring in experienced and this goes out to the arrogant coaches who do not hire good assistants because they are afraid they will know more than them, or they will take their jobs, in Arroyo’s league there is a few schools that can use a few assistants and not their buddies to coach. Calling all coaches let your fake egotistical ways and allow the kids to flourish and be exposed better by bringing coaches that know football.

  5. moor parent's Gravatar moor parent
    June 14, 2015 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Leonardis is good coach but he set Alhambra back a couple of years because of giving athletes advice on what supplements they should take.

  6. Ranch's Gravatar Ranch
    June 13, 2015 - 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Bp tourney was today, narbonne beat cathedral 28-24..
    From T. Peterson: Must be two then. I had a Buena Park asst. coach tell me earlier that the BP Tournament was next Saturday but that BP is not participating.

  7. Mvs's Gravatar Mvs
    June 13, 2015 - 8:46 pm | Permalink

    @mvs surprised you guys didn’t cover the buena Park passing tournament
    From T. Peterson: It’s next Saturday.

  8. almont's Gravatar almont
    June 13, 2015 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    @Mvs can we consider Leonardis a former Alhambra coach he never coached a game.
    From T. Peterson: Yeah good point. But he was named HC of the Moors.

  9. Moor's Gravatar Moor
    June 13, 2015 - 11:04 am | Permalink

    Hopefully Chuck Leonardis doesn’t give arroyo athletes advice on supplements they should take like he did at Alhambra.

  10. Fan's Gravatar Fan
    June 13, 2015 - 12:46 am | Permalink

    And former View HC James Wilson on lower levels.

  11. June 12, 2015 - 11:17 pm | Permalink

    All star staff… Best staff in decades.
    You can already see the experience paying off. Should be an easy run this year. You guys gotta see the lineman!!!!

  12. Mid Valley Maven's Gravatar Mid Valley Maven
    June 12, 2015 - 11:15 pm | Permalink

    This photo was taken at the Charter Oak tourney, so this news is ancient.
    From T. Peterson: No actually it’s never been officially reported. We were told it keep it under wraps until the coaches were approved by the administration, so that’s what we did. The news is current. Thanks though.

  13. Coach E's Gravatar Coach E
    June 12, 2015 - 8:58 pm | Permalink


  14. Coach E's Gravatar Coach E
    June 12, 2015 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Coach Chuck and Coach K are close friends and I’ve had the privilege of coaching along side them….
    They’re gonna be super valuable to coach singiser and the arroyo team. Good luck to them and I’m super glad their in a good place.

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