Welker Departs From Diamond Ranch

Jimmy Welker shown here addressing his team after a win over West Covina, is out at Diamond Ranch

Jimmy Welker shown here addressing his team after a win over West Covina, is out at Diamond Ranch

By Tim Peterson

(Pomona) – Diamond Ranch will be seeking its fourth coach in the last four years as Jimmy Welker is out after just one year sources confirmed late Friday.

Welker, who took over for Mario Gomez, who also spent one year as HC, went 7-4 overall last year. The Panthers fell to CIF Central Division Champion San Marino 35-21 in the first round of the playoffs.

Roddy Layton spent eight years at the D Ranch helm before stepping down after the 2013 season. No reason was given for Welker’s departure.

17 Comments to "Welker Departs From Diamond Ranch"

  1. Zachary nihipali's Gravatar Zachary nihipali
    August 2, 2016 - 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Say what ever you want about him.but he was a good man,he cared for his players. And worked hard to make them better…and he is missed.

  2. 626's Gravatar 626
    March 21, 2016 - 6:01 pm | Permalink

    The fat QB guru promising scholarships at cathedral… Lol.. Our family vs their facility lmao give me a break… Roid chuck giving more supps?

  3. Way2Much's Gravatar Way2Much
    March 21, 2016 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Is he on Administration Leave just thought I would ask ?

  4. Trouble at the Top's Gravatar Trouble at the Top
    March 21, 2016 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    Oddly enough, Roddy Layton looks like the best coach possible at the dysfunctional institution known as Diamond Ranch. I believe a reasonable amount of time has passed since the HUDL incident, so the guy should be asked back.

  5. Get over it's Gravatar Get over it
    March 21, 2016 - 11:34 am | Permalink

    Stop pumping up your head coach. He’s a good coach. Is that what you wanted to hear? Fine, you guys got a good coach. What difference does it make now that he’s at Chino. Let DR struggle just like you guys did before C got to Chino.

  6. Taps's Gravatar Taps
    March 21, 2016 - 9:58 am | Permalink

    They could’ve had Jesse Ceniceros, but passed him over in favor of Welker…BTW how did Chino do against DR and in the playoffs…

  7. MONROVIA's Gravatar MONROVIA
    March 20, 2016 - 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia only wants Monrovia kids, we don’t want ring chasers who leave on a whim! Peace out to all six Cowards and their very delusional parents. Leave room for real Monrovia players.

  8. March 20, 2016 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    I hear Monrovia has their guy but are waiting for board approval before announcing. But kids are checking out for sure. Cathedral has landed two Wildcats maybe up to 6 kids leaving.

  9. March 20, 2016 - 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Are you guys hearing the Jim Singiser to Bonita and Diamond Ranch rumors?
    I’m hearing he applied for Bonita and D-Ranch is reaching out to him. He would be huge at either place.

  10. ?'s Gravatar ?
    March 19, 2016 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    @FBfan: Not just outsiders, no one lasts that long. 2 years in a row is a career. Mama’s don’t let your sons grow up to be football coaches. No money, no job security, no respect, no family life, no nothin’. I think a lot of these men are just trying to continue to re-live and extend their high school years. Nothing else makes much sense.

  11. Trouble at the Top's Gravatar Trouble at the Top
    March 19, 2016 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    Diamond Ranch administrators believe their school to be on par with the elite privates, and therefore feel they should have coaches similar to those at places like Mater Dei and SJB. Problem is, coaches of this caliber don’t work for peanuts, which is what the Panther people are throwing.

  12. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    March 19, 2016 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    It’s kind of odd that the outsiders don’t last very long.

  13. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 19, 2016 - 8:59 am | Permalink

    Bring in the Wing-Z!

  14. 605's Gravatar 605
    March 19, 2016 - 8:36 am | Permalink

    Mario is still there. Maybe re-hire.

  15. ?'s Gravatar ?
    March 19, 2016 - 12:13 am | Permalink

    Jude Oliva, Jerry Chow, Zernikow, Aguilar etc.

  16. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    March 18, 2016 - 10:50 pm | Permalink

    They Should have never got rid of Mario Gomez. He gave his heart and soul to that program and they threw him away!

  17. WrongOne's Gravatar WrongOne
    March 18, 2016 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Wonder if they wish they picked one of the other candidates???

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