Russell Gordon Leaves La Salle

La Salle HC Russell Gordon has stepped down after six seasons.

By Tim Peterson

(Pasadena) – La Salle head football coach Russell Gordon has stepped down after six seasons to take an assistant coach position at Antelope Valley College.

La Salle, which finished 1-9 the year before Gordon took over, went 10-1 in Gordon’s first year in 2012 but lost in the  first round of the playoffs. The Lancers went 36-28 overall during Gordon’s six year run and went to the playoffs three times. In 2016 La Salle went to the second round of the playoffs and finished 7-5 overall. This past season La Salle finished 3-7 and fifth place in the Angelus League.

La Salle will begin the search for a new coach immediately.

11 Comments to "Russell Gordon Leaves La Salle"

  1. SGV Fan's Gravatar SGV Fan
    January 22, 2018 - 9:51 am | Permalink

    do assistant coaches from around the area apply for the job and do they have a fighting chance of getting it?
    Oliva, Mooney, Elias, Leonardis, etc.
    the money is most definitely better than coaching at the schools they are at

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 19, 2018 - 6:45 pm | Permalink

    At Alhambra High, we’re still waiting for the district to fix all the classroom clocks which haven’t worked for years. The football scoreboard at Moor Field could use some repairs as well.

  3. PR's Gravatar PR
    January 19, 2018 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m already on the waiting list.

  4. ?'s Gravatar ?
    January 18, 2018 - 11:19 pm | Permalink

    I have read football head coaches make 150,000 per year average at Texas and Florida publics. I have seen a few of those Texas high school football stadiums. WOW!! Luxury suites and big screens. Maybe ER”s new stadium should build a few. Would be nice for tired old alums to sit in comfort sipping cocoa with friends and family. I’d certainly apply for one if they were priced fairly. Also don’t have to listen to all the foul language from drunk fans and nasty students.

  5. Peanuts's Gravatar Peanuts
    January 18, 2018 - 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Trinity league schools have no football coaches earning less than six figures, with $250k being the median. Compared with that, Bogan’s $40k is absolute chump change.

  6. Really!'s Gravatar Really!
    January 18, 2018 - 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Bogan made around $40,000 to coach football at Maranantha. I don’t know what this coach made but $40,000 to just coach football is pretty good.

  7. Private School Money's Gravatar Private School Money
    January 18, 2018 - 12:02 pm | Permalink

    There are private schools and there are private schools. I played football at Maranatha. I know things have changed some since my day, but no one worked there for the big bucks back then.

  8. Possible Reason's Gravatar Possible Reason
    January 18, 2018 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    When we consider that the officials at La Salle routinely refuse to honor CIF passes at the gate, maybe Gordon finally had enough of being forced to buy a ticket to get into his own games.

  9. Observantcat's Gravatar Observantcat
    January 18, 2018 - 12:52 am | Permalink

    Now some of the Monrovia players will come back home. The grass really isn’t greener on the other side of the fence.

  10. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 17, 2018 - 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Jerry Lewallen of Glendora has also stepped down.

  11. $$$'s Gravatar $$$
    January 17, 2018 - 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Bogan, Gradilla and now Gordon? Three coaches at private Christian schools. I guess the rumors of private schools paying football coaches big money is bunk or else they would not all be quitting. Or maybe no health plans and they have to get Trump Care.

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