Head Coaches Update: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

La Salle HC Russell Gordon stepping down was just one of 21 head coaching changes on the local front.

By Tim Peterson

There have been no less than 21 head coaching changes since the 2017 season came to an end. And that’s just on the local front. All but four have been filled.

Here’s what we have so far as we head into spring:

Cantwell: Out – Travis Brown, In – TBD

Nogales: Out-Richard Salazar, In – TBD

Bassett: Out- Chris Long, In- TBD

Baldwin Park: Out- Joe Fuller, In- Joshua Knight

Monrovia: Out-Jerry Chou, In- Chris Williams

Valley Christian: Out- Woodie Grayson, In- Stephen Kelley

Glendora: Out- Jerry Lewallen, In- Brandon Rohrer

Buena Park: Out- Davis Lowery, In- Dustin Sober

La Salle: Out – Russell Gordon, In – Andrew Pankow

Burroughs: Out- Mike Reily, In- Rand Holdren

Whittier Christian: Out- Sergio Gradilla, In- Brett Esslinger

Maranatha: Out – Steve Bogan, In -LaVar Arrington

Steve Bogan left Maranatha for Bonita.

Rancho Cucamonga: Out- Nick Baiz, In- Mark Verti

Cathedral: Out- Kevin Pearson, In- Anthony Jefferson

Mt. View: Out- Victor Romero, In-Aaron Sepulveda

Glendale: Out- George Maiale, In- Cary Harris

Diamond Bar: Out- Kevin Argumosa, In- Jeff Reitz

Bonita: Out – Ibis Aguilar, In -Steve Bogan

Pomona: Out – Keith Richardson, In – TBD

Bellflower: Out- Mike Fitch, In- Woodie Grayson

Viewpoint: Out-Brent Huff, In-Patrick Skahan


*If we missed any feel free to let us know.  

13 Comments to "Head Coaches Update: Who’s In? Who’s Out?"

  1. Shutup's Gravatar Shutup
    April 24, 2018 - 12:18 am | Permalink

    Not a full ride to elac, played for elac and earned a ride to D-2 Western Oregon.

  2. wow's Gravatar wow
    April 23, 2018 - 10:08 am | Permalink


    im sorry but Elac does not give full rides. It is a community college!
    i was not knocking JUCO players at all, I was actually trying to say that JUCO football may be too difficult.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm | Permalink

    El Rancho has been Irrelevant for decades. Stop living in the past like a typical Cowboys fan. El Rancho hasn’t done anything in decades, the 60s was 60 years ago LOL. Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Instead of living on these blogs and talking about this and that try wanting some games then maybe people will take you seriously and not think of you guys as the joke you are

  4. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    April 20, 2018 - 9:49 am | Permalink


    dont knock juco players… give kids credit for still trying….. not giving up on dreams.

    plus juco helps and works for ALOT of athletes in multiple sports…… ER just had a kid get a ride from elac this fall … araujo … so i guess we are not that dumb right…

    get off your SP horse… everyone chooses diff paths, but all the kids have same goal in mind. dont knock others bc they dont go your route… one of my biggest turn offs of SP is the mentality … like your presenting… you think your better or you look down to others… wow and this is catholic school .

    you guys need to read the bible again and take your heads out your holes bc SP is nothing to brag about… if anything brag about the unity and little tradition you still hold and have… family..

    but nope, typical SP person… looks down at everyone and thinks poop dont stink

  5. wow's Gravatar wow
    April 18, 2018 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

    @shut up
    well i would tell all you ER fans to send your amazing athletes to JUCO but it takes some thinking to play at that level too. It could be too much for your players. Maybe Grand Canyon University runs double wing power football and a base 4-4 cov 3 on defense for less thinking players.

  6. Shutup's Gravatar Shutup
    April 18, 2018 - 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Yes by sending kids to play at Grand Canyon
    Arizona west and sacred heart of the saint… amazing stuff

  7. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    April 18, 2018 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    education is up to the kid…not the school…..

    stop blaming the school and blame the parents and students

  8. Gezzzzz's Gravatar Gezzzzz
    April 18, 2018 - 10:12 am | Permalink

    Not a St. Paul fan by any means but when it comes to getting kids non athletic scholarships EL Rancho isn’t close. Great for that student getting to MIT tho. Congrats!

  9. Sad's Gravatar Sad
    April 18, 2018 - 8:06 am | Permalink

    Prognosticators Anonymous, I don’t have a horse in this race but those gangs you mention are at St. Paul as well. And let us not sit here and state falsehoods like “education is primary at SP” you are fooling yourself if you think Zepeda and the basketball coach don’t have pull over the teachers. Just last year you had a student transfer from a Whittier Union High School District school to St. Paul for athletics because that student could not handle the academics at that school.

  10. TheRanch18's Gravatar TheRanch18
    April 18, 2018 - 7:54 am | Permalink

    @ Prognosticators Anonymous

    ok, when your going to name gangs…. atleast do it right.
    ER is not infested with gangs, idk where have you been but Pico Rivera Has a lower crime rate than the city where your SP is located lol…. actually in the area Pico Rivera has low crime rates.. yet we are ghetto and we have gangs… and we are bad… lol

    MIT…. do you know what school that is? probably not bc all SP gets you ready is for cal-states lol…
    yea we do have a pathway with lower standards for kids who choose to get there HS diploma with out intent to go to college..

    last time i checked, if a kid who graduates with honors and advanced classes…. goes to college and does nothing but drop out…
    his diploma is the same as the kid who just took the lower standard route right lol

  11. Shutup's Gravatar Shutup
    April 18, 2018 - 12:06 am | Permalink

    Continue to ignore that Adam Chandler was an All-CIF QB in 2016. Let me know when St. Paul gets a kid accepted to MIT with a full ride the way ER just did last week.

  12. April 17, 2018 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    So who’s fault is it? The “pitiful” Qb as you call him or the man that puts him in that position? The kid is what he is, Its the coaches job is to put his kids in the best possible situation. Blame Medrano for knowing he had a below average QB and still asked him to go through dozens of progressions and options. It’s time to stop blaming kids and points the fingers at the adults. Plus it’s tgree years now hasn’t this “guru” developed a QB? Or is he just waiting for a 6’4 canon for an arm 4.5 forty kid to come in? Ps anyone can win those kids! There isn’t much coaching in that situation!

  13. April 17, 2018 - 9:26 pm | Permalink

    I know you’re not competing with SP academically! I mean you just had an educator and councilman condemned the military right? Education is primary at SP not a simple 2.0 like ER. With their just keep them eligible mindset.
    And gangs? Yes gangs! Pico Rivera 13 Pico Viejo Pico Nuevo shall I continue?

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