Zavala Named DC/Assistant Head Coach at Rancho Cucamonga

Brian Zavala Has Moved on to Rancho Cucamonga

By Tim Peterson

(Rancho Cucamonga) – Brian Zavala, long time area coach, has been named Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach at Rancho Cucamonga. 

Zavala, who was the DC at Colony last season, has also served as DC at Northview and Montebello and as the head coach at Wilson.

Zavala will work with new HC Mark Verti who was just hired this week this week replacing Nick Baiz.

27 Comments to "Zavala Named DC/Assistant Head Coach at Rancho Cucamonga"

  1. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    March 21, 2018 - 12:12 am | Permalink

    Good. 😉

    Did Zavala’s defense hold down D1 RB from Lugo in a game they weren’t supposed to win?

    When he’s had guys to work with he’s done a pretty good job. Gave up only 120 points last season at Montebello in 13 games 7 to semi finalist 4 divisions higher StPaul, Quarterfinalist Covina allowed 10 and 7 to Schurr. He’s gonna have the guys he need at Rancho and he’s gonna coach up some shut outs.

  2. DonDad's Gravatar DonDad
    March 20, 2018 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Medina confirmed DC for El Rancho

  3. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    March 20, 2018 - 8:22 pm | Permalink


    You sound stupid…. When is the last time you’ve coached ? You don’t get those positions by chance. A lot of hard work came into play. I’ve never heard one player he’s ever coached talk bad about him. Get over yourself. Jealousy will make you say stupid things..If he gets fired then so be it. But he will still be able to teach and that’s something you can’t take away. So at the end of day, go back to your Uber job and make ends meet… clown status!!

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 20, 2018 - 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I know who you are coacher lol

  5. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    March 20, 2018 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Haters gonna hate!

    How many shutouts have you coached.

  6. Rochester's Gravatar Rochester
    March 20, 2018 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Zavala’s ego will get the best of him as always. Like being called “Assistant Head Coach.” Does that title come with more money or is it just another ego play? He’s more known for his hot air than coaching abilities. When’s the last time his defense shut down a team they weren’t expected to beat? Upland scores at least 50, and they won’t be the only team either. Two years and fired!

  7. Oiler Nation's Gravatar Oiler Nation
    March 19, 2018 - 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Good for Coach Z!!

    You people can say whatever you want. Coach Z is a quality Coach at any school. Rancho got it right with this guy. Good luck to you Coach!

  8. To the Question's Gravatar To the Question
    March 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm | Permalink

    To which of Lavar’s puppets are you referring…the ones who had to go 12,000 miles to get playing time, or the puppet playing for the Lakers? The way Lavar controls his sons, you’d think the 13th amendment never passed, because the kids are told from sun-up to sun-down how to live. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that Lonzo’s Laker money goes into a family trust fund of some sort; the situation is that insane. Which of the readers out there would want their father to butt into their lives this way? And when did Lavar’s daddy finally let LAVAR become his own man?

  9. Coacher's Gravatar Coacher
    March 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Your kids don’t sound too tough if your questioning Zavala’s character And someone like that wouldn’t last. He’s a high energy coach.

  10. sg's Gravatar sg
    March 19, 2018 - 1:17 pm | Permalink

    @Question: Say what you will about Mr. Ball dummy, but his teenagers make more cash in a year than you will make in your lifetime. How’s your Uber gig going for you? Pick me up at 12:00 am dummy.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 19, 2018 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    @ ?, where do you reside??? What area do you n your kids live.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 19, 2018 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Heard it’s Salazar

  13. To the Question's Gravatar To the Question
    March 19, 2018 - 10:19 am | Permalink

    Nobody emerges from high school with more than minimum wage readiness, so just how much “scholastic growth” could possibly be going on WHEREVER you send your kids? If the deal is that these kids are super-jocks, future NFL legends, and the local schools just can’t do them right, check Lithuania for better options.

  14. ?'s Gravatar ?
    March 18, 2018 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Any word on if Fullerton has hired a new coach ?

  15. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 18, 2018 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    That’s right Peterson because last year the new bp coach decided to a U-Turn and reject El Monte

  16. ?'s Gravatar ?
    March 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    I hear Bogan is a great coach and a gentlemen. I have heard the opposite about Zavala. My sons will get plenty of playing time at any high school. That is not my concern. Wins and losses are important but a good environment for maturing and growing scholastically are better. We have a few months to decide and to find out if we can even get into Bonita. Not sure how getting into a public program where you do not live works.

  17. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    March 18, 2018 - 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Cathedral Phantom Schedule 2018. Banning LA,Arcadia,Carson, Loyola, Bishop Amat,Serra,La Mirada,Crespi,St Francis,Salesian.

  18. SH's Gravatar SH
    March 18, 2018 - 12:15 pm | Permalink

    I hate to say it; but if you don’t have a football coach by now, you are in trouble. The schools that don’t have a coach are not well run districts.

  19. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    March 18, 2018 - 10:35 am | Permalink

    Speaking of defensive coordinators, what is happening with Ray Medina? Heard he’s going to El Rancho and then I heard he wasn’t. Will he stay with Bogan? Don’t care what recent Bonita fans say, he’s one of the best out there.

  20. Valley's Gravatar Valley
    March 18, 2018 - 10:13 am | Permalink

    ? Send them there. Ur kids wouldn’t play at rancho anyway. Rancho is a different level than bonita.

    Verdi is a solid coach. And Zavala is a solid DC. Tough guy who knows football.

    Bonita is its own mess. Bogan will be gone in a couple years anyway.

  21. Yup's Gravatar Yup
    March 17, 2018 - 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Cuz Bonita is doing so much better right now… lol

  22. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 17, 2018 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Baldwin Park has a coach
    From T. Peterson: Yeah I know but I’m told to not post it until it’s official. It’s practically old news now.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 17, 2018 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    You could take Monrovia off that list sgv
    From T. Peterson: See comment above.

  24. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    March 17, 2018 - 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Monrovia,Pomona and Baldwin Park still without Football teachers. Spring is here and kids will be leaving for schools with programs.

  25. ?'s Gravatar ?
    March 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    So are they saying Zavala was hired to be head coach, assistant to the head coach, DC, co head coach. RC making a mess with this hire. My boys going to Bonita I guess.

  26. Tremendous's Gravatar Tremendous
    March 17, 2018 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    Zavala’s future is so bright, he needs to wear shades. The Ball brothers will be glad to help.

  27. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 17, 2018 - 7:38 am | Permalink

    He’ll get exposed

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