One Year Ago: Pioneer Names Randall Head Coach

Steve Randall has been named the head football coach at Pioneer.

Our “One Year Ago” series continues as Steve Randall, who was previously the head football coach at Colony, was named the head coach at Pioneer on February 12, 2020. Pioneer had become a coveted position as several coaches were in the mix until Randall was named. Randall, like every other high school football coach in Southern California, is still waiting to coach his first game since 2019. 

By Tim Peterson

(Whittier) – Pioneer has named Steve Randall its new head football coach Athletic Director Joseph Cordova confirmed Wednesday.

Randall, who was the head coach at Colony for the last eight years, has over 36 years of coaching experience at the high school level. Randall was named CIF Central Division Coach of the Year in 2014 and had an overall record of 64-32.

He also had stints as head coach at Duarte, Ontario and Whittier Christian. Randall replaces Chuck Willig who stepped down in December after seven years.

The Titans went 5-5 last year (1-2 in the 605 League) and missed the playoffs.

14 Comments to "One Year Ago: Pioneer Names Randall Head Coach"

  1. Congratulations's Gravatar Congratulations
    February 14, 2021 - 8:27 am | Permalink

    Despite the naysayers, Randall has managed to stay undefeated for an entire year. I understand the coaching staff is holding a no-mask dinner in celebration of this clean record, and also as a way to keep the medical conditions ripe for another year of zero losses.

  2. November 14, 2020 - 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Randall will be just fine. He’s not that old (early 50s), was a scrappy TE at Pioneer in the mid 80s and brings a wealth of experience. More importantly, he wants to bring success to his alma mater that was not entirely had during his era (mostly due to a lack of commitment by the Administration – hopefully that has changed). Pioneer used to be in the “mix” back during the Whitmont League days…historically losing Grade A talent to St. Paul, Whittier Christian and other local private & public schools. Can Steve change this? Unknown, but few will have the personal & emotional commitment he has to succeed at PiHi. Attracting local talent and having the right coaching staff will be key. Good luck, Steve…

  3. Titan Watch's Gravatar Titan Watch
    November 14, 2020 - 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Randall will be just fine. He’s not that old (early 50s), was a scrappy TE at Pioneer in the mid 80s and brings a wealth of experience. More importantly, he wants to bring success to his alma mater that was not entirely had during his era (mostly due to a lack of commitment by the Administration – hopefully that has changed). Pioneer used to be in the “mix” back during the Whitmont League days…historically losing Grade A talent to St. Paul, Whittier Christian and other local private & public schools. Can Steve change this? Unknown, but few will have the personal & emotional commitment he has to succeed at PiHi. Attracting local talent and having the right coaching staff will be key. Good luck, Steve…

  4. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    February 19, 2020 - 2:12 pm | Permalink

    If he surrounds himself with a good staff, who knows??????????

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 17, 2020 - 11:31 am | Permalink

    @football dude You are clueless. Pioneer doesnt not get the talent and just because the incoming coach did good back in the 1900’s doesn’t mean he will turn that program around. He’s old and wants to retire close to home.

  6. Underwhelmed's Gravatar Underwhelmed
    February 17, 2020 - 10:21 am | Permalink

    So, ‘Football Dude’ (aka ‘Rise of the Titans’) tell us why Colony would get rid of this football hero? With so many CIF titles yet to come under Randall’s peerless guidance, why toss the fellow? Your false enthusiasm is touching, but the truth must be faced: Pioneer is where coaches go to slowly die.

  7. Football Dude's Gravatar Football Dude
    February 16, 2020 - 5:41 pm | Permalink

    You Mid-Valley tools crack me up. All off-season people have said pioneer admin are messed up don’t care etc etc etc.. Pioneer hires a coach that has been part of three successful programs over the years, won multiple CIF rings the last one being 2014 and there is still negative comments being made! If memory serves me right Colony took out Glendora, Charter Oak and mighty Los Altos in 2014. The old geezer must know something about coaching… those were good teams and some of the better coaches then. Let’s see what the “old man” does before blasting the dude. Gotta love the basement momma boys that always have to be smart asses! Most of you are probably helicopter parents and your kids aren’t good enough to play or sucked as coaches yourselves… I hear Randall and Beltran graduated together and should teamed up at Pioneer!

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 15, 2020 - 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Cannot believe they went this way after everyone said they wanted this job this is the best they could do? LaSerna here we come

  9. ?'s Gravatar ?
    February 14, 2020 - 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Hope Randall is prepared for the hell that is the Mid Valley Sports high school football crazies.

  10. Underwhelmed's Gravatar Underwhelmed
    February 14, 2020 - 3:25 pm | Permalink

    The word STANK has just been added to the English language, as a way to properly describe the ineptitude–past and present–of the Pioneer sports department. Not meaning to sound entirely negative, I will compliment the Titan brain trust for conducting a diligent search of area rest homes before finally settling on Randall.

  11. Lancer4Life's Gravatar Lancer4Life
    February 14, 2020 - 12:34 am | Permalink

    Pioneer should have hired Alumnus Margarito Beltran! By the way, who replaced Beltran at The Gardens? Still waiting for an announcement.

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 13, 2020 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Well now everyone knows why pioneer is pioneer Fire a old Coach to hire a fired old Coach The titans blew this one now back to basketball El Monte and arroyo

  13. Rise of the Titans's Gravatar Rise of the Titans
    February 12, 2020 - 11:38 pm | Permalink

    It is sad to read the posts from wannabe trolls typing away in their mommy’s boudoir. BTW no such word as stank except in idiot speak.

  14. Underwhelmed's Gravatar Underwhelmed
    February 12, 2020 - 9:51 pm | Permalink

    The best that can be said of this pick is that he’s not as bad as Zamora. The worst that can be said is that Pioneer selected Randall because they respected the man’s choice in Medicare Advantage plans. Either way, the Titans have nowhere to go but up, because under the previous geezer, they stank worse that the cow pasture at Colony.

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