Salazar Named Head Coach at Bell Gardens

By Tim Peterson

(Bell Gardens) – Long time area assistant coach Victor Salazar has been named the new head football coach at Bell Gardens he confirmed Wednesday.

Clay Johnston, the former head coach at LA Marshall was named the successor to Margarito Beltran last February but that didn’t work out and the Lancers turned to Salazar. Beltran resigned in November after four years.

Last year Salazar was the defensive coordinator at Cantwell Sacred Heart and prior to that he spent four years on Bell Gardens’ staff including three under Beltran. Salazar also spent many years as an assistant on the Schurr coaching staff.

“I’m super excited. It’s something I’ve always wanted. I’ve been an assistant behind some great coaches and I feel it’s time for me to lead a team on the field.” Salazar said.

Bell Gardens went 4-6 overall last year, (third in the Almont League) and missed the playoffs.

10 Comments to "Salazar Named Head Coach at Bell Gardens"

  1. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    October 15, 2020 - 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Come on this group has to have some rumors on what happened?
    From T. Peterson: A lot of things happened. Covid-19, season postponed, can’t practice, Covid, players can’t work out, did I mention Covid?

  2. Ozzie's Gravatar Ozzie
    October 15, 2020 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Well deserved. Salazar is an awrsome coach.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    October 15, 2020 - 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Great choice. Salazar has tons of experience.

  4. Area Dad's Gravatar Area Dad
    October 14, 2020 - 11:20 pm | Permalink

    What happened to Clay Johnson? What didn’t work out?
    From T. Peterson: I wasn’t given specific details. Just that it didn’t work out.

  5. Better choice's Gravatar Better choice
    October 14, 2020 - 10:59 pm | Permalink

    It’s a good decision. Clay Johnston was a fraud. Glad they moved on before they actually put pads on for the LA Marshall guy. Heard he alienated many before COVID19 even hit.

  6. Proudfan's Gravatar Proudfan
    October 14, 2020 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations coach! Bell Gardens made a great choice. The Lancers willl definitely benefit from your 20 plus years of experience. Go Lancers

  7. Sheriff Bart's Gravatar Sheriff Bart
    October 14, 2020 - 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Coach Salazar! You deserve it! Good luck!

  8. Almont Alum's Gravatar Almont Alum
    October 14, 2020 - 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Spent some time on the Schurr staff? Lol! More like 20+ years. Great pick up for BG.

  9. Spartan's Gravatar Spartan
    October 14, 2020 - 10:02 pm | Permalink

    This is a long time coming for Coach Salazar. He’s coached several of my son’s and has always done so with dedication and great pride. The Lancers are lucky to have him. Good luck Coach Salazar.

  10. SGV's Gravatar SGV
    October 14, 2020 - 9:50 pm | Permalink

    We agree with you Coach! It is your time to lead a team on to the field. This is way overdue.

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