Broussard Bids Farewell at Burbank

Richard Broussard has resigned as the head coach at Burbank

Richard Broussard has resigned as the head coach at Burbank

By Tim Peterson

(Burbank) – Last Friday night Burbank appeared in its first CIF Championship game. Thursday Richard Broussard resigned as head coach of the Bulldogs after three seasons. 

Broussard went 24-13 overall and led Burbank to the playoffs in all three years culminating with the CIF Division 8 Finals loss to Yorba Linda, 31-21. Broussard has spent nine years on the Burbank coaching staff overall.

“I stepped down for personal reasons. I just need to step back and reevaluate some things in my life,” Broussard said Thursday.

10 Comments to "Broussard Bids Farewell at Burbank"

  1. Assistant Coach's Gravatar Assistant Coach
    December 9, 2016 - 2:34 pm | Permalink

    @Texas –

    These are head coaches, right? Similar to men like Croson at Chaminade, Herrington at Alemany, along with his brother who was his coordinator, and a few others, there are men in southern California who are Head Football Coach only. They do not teach. I have a feeling this list of HCs only. As an assistant coach myself, we are provided a stipend, some places pay better than others, but it does not reflect the amount of time spent on campus, nor at home on Hudl. I have a feeling that in a place like Texas where this pay is more common their Assistants are not able to make this a full-time job, unless they are using it as a stepping stone, a la a Grad Assistant at a college or university.

  2. Colt74's Gravatar Colt74
    December 9, 2016 - 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Everything evolves and sadly I am not of fan of how the little guys HS football programs are evolving. I know our program has to scrape the barrels for everything we can get. PTA has taken our split of the gate money, and get to run the snack bar, so football only has the 50/50 and shirt sales to live off of. Safe to say the income does not even cover the cost of that games team meal. THANK GOD for our kind sponsors.
    1. Parents involvement is at a shameful low. You only need to look into the stands every friday night.
    2. Coaches can make more $ working at a local car wash. I’d be amazed if anyone could PROVE to me at the end of it all that most coaches ended up NOT shelling out more out of their pockets than they took in. Assistants probably look under the stands every friday night for loose change to buy gas to get home.
    3. If you get paid for 40 hours but put in 80 or more a week you have met one qualification to be a HS football coach/teacher.
    4. Mindset. Too easy to get into the Xbox mindset in sports nowadays. worries…just hit the reset button and start over. Too bad an actual game does not work that way though. But hey..if you are losing it just gives you more of a reason to be on the sidelines talking about the after game/week-end party(s).
    5. If the school’s administration has already discounted the importance of HS sports and the ONLY thing important outside the classroom activity is PTA what chance do the coaches have of proving them wrong?
    6. For every social media posting from a player about his actual sport there are 50 about the latest hip hop CD being dropped. It’s all about perspective.
    7. If the current trend continues I do not see Football being a viable option for the little guys in 10 years. It will not be able to sustain itself. The support is just not there.

  3. Texas's Gravatar Texas
    December 9, 2016 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    I am from Texas and all of their high school coaches are exactly that coaches., They do not teach a class.

  4. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    December 9, 2016 - 1:01 pm | Permalink

    It’s going to be like Jr. All American/Pop Warner for teenagers.

  5. TheVoice's Gravatar TheVoice
    December 9, 2016 - 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Agree Pac 5

    Than the kids and patents don’t appreciate the time you put in on them. Gets have got so much softer the last decade and the loyalty is no where to be found.

    Players now in days more worried about dances, selfies, tweeting #relationshipgoals and girlfriends than theiron team. Then you got guys that instead of making their home team great they rather go to a little better team and lose one round later.

    When current players are coaches I could only imagine how soft the game will be.

  6. Progressive State's Gravatar Progressive State
    December 9, 2016 - 10:50 am | Permalink

    The intellectuals in California are far more concerned with transgender restrooms and winter formals than with anything that might give the cities a sense of pride, such as the hard work of its young men. The administrators and politicians acquired this mindset from the teachings of our best colleges and universities, so that’s where the battle must be fought.

  7. Smh.'s Gravatar Smh.
    December 9, 2016 - 10:28 am | Permalink

    Pac 5 Scout, you are absolutely right.

    When CIF eliminated the former Association Rule in 2008 to combat Travel/Club sports it exacerbated the issue you touch upon: coaching year round. Before that, coaches did a little here and there during the offseason outside of 6th period, and often times even coached other sports. Now what has been created is practically a 365-day schedule in order for one’s team to remain competitive with so many schools to compete against (which even includes competition for athletes in a school’s own neighborhood sometimes.)

    But here’s the clincher. The pay hasn’t increased much at all, IF at all. So now guys are doing 5x the work they did in years past and aren’t being compensated for it. It simply isn’t worth it, which is why CIF stated that walk-on coaches now make up 75% of coaches at the schools. I’m sure these are just alums and gridiron rats that just love the game and their schools.

    It’s beyond unfortunate.

  8. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    December 9, 2016 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    Here’s a crazy idea. I know a lot of cities have trouble with their budgets but what if a city were to donate $20,000 as a stipend to their high schools football program? Do you think they would be able to attract and keep really good coaches like Ziola and Broussard? Sure the admin would want to divvy it up with tennis and water polo but city says no, must be used for football coaches only. This would be on top of their earnings from teaching. Successful football programs are reveled in their communities. Friday night football games are a highlight in those communities. It brings people together. It’s a destination you want to be at. Football towns have a tremendous feeling of unity. The school and the city benefit from that excitement that football brings. It’s not like baseball or basketball or soccer where they’re playing 3 times a week at 3:30 in the afternoon. Who can go to those games? Football is different. It’s Friday night, it’s 7:30, the lights are on, the band is playing the cheerleaders are jumping around. It’s an event! Isn’t it worth a small investment from the city? I think so.

    From MVS Staff: Good idea but it would get killed by a Title IX law suit! Don’t be surprised if “club football” becomes the norm in the near future!

  9. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    December 9, 2016 - 9:15 am | Permalink

    @Pac 5 Scout

    Nicely put.

  10. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    December 8, 2016 - 11:46 pm | Permalink

    We are seeing coaches spending more and more time coaching football year round. The season lasts two and a half months and they devote basically there whole lives in the endeavor to field a winning team.They generally lose money for this effort and the impact on their family and personal lives has to be enormous. California should be like Florida, Texas, Louisiana and Ohio etc. where high school football coaches are recognized for their value to the community and compensated for it. I dare say coaches like Broussard and other fine men that will leave their cities this year are worth more than the politicians and lawyers that populate their city halls and worth more than the school administrators. I wish this young man well and thank you.

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