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School CIF Date Coach Reason New Hire Date Contact/Previous
San Diego SD 9/29/21 Charles James Resigned Syd Reed 1/14/22 Mar Vista Head Coach
Desert Christ. Academy SS 10/12/21 James Gordon Resigned Job posting here
Hemet SS 10/24/21 Dennis Gregovich Resigned Jeff Galloway 1/10/21 Hemet Defensive Coordinator
Brea Olinda SS 10/19/21 Robb Perrance Resigned Job posting
Arroyo Valley SS 10/28/21 Jake Knesel Resigned
Victor Valley SS 10/29/21 Jeff Vanover Resigned Job posting
Sultana SS 11/1/21 Joe Scherf Resigned Terry Cleaveland 1/27/22 Sultana RB Coach
Adelanto SS 11/1/21 Issac Griffin Unknown Job posting
Barstow SS 10/29/21 Ray Silva Resigned Job posting
2/1/22 SS 11/2/21 Darrel Turner Resigned Oscar McBridge 2/1/22
Pacific SS 10/29/21 Mike Aragon Resigned David Otuafi 1/6/22 Volleyball coach Pacific
Citrus Hill SS 11/4/21 Michael Herring Unknown Jordan Tanioka 1/15/22 Upland DL and Strength Coach
Rancho Verde SS 11/4/21 Lawrence Duncan Unknown Eric Zomwalt 12/3/21 None; was AD at Orange Vista
Redondo Union SS 11/4/21 Matt Ballard Resigned Keith Ellison 1/12/22 Did not coach in 2020
Grand Terrace SS 11/8/21 Justin Randall Resigned Chris Mailo 2/3/22 Did not coach in 2020
Rancho Christian SS 11/10/21 John Bankhead Unknown William Lowe 1/3/22 Lincoln College Prep Academy
Van Nuys LA 11/10/21 Roosevelt Thomas Unknown
Santa Monica SS 11/3/21 Matt Kirk Unknown
Canyon/Anaheim SS 11/15/21 Josh Waybright Resigned
San Marcos SD 11/16/21 Derek Stank Resigned Tom Carroll 12/20/21 San Marcos DB Coach
Sierra Vista SS 11/17/21 Pete Moye Fired Jesse Cisneros
Redlands SS 11/18/21 Mike McFarland Unknown Bob Stangel 12/17/21 Redlands Offensive Coordinator
Muir SS 11/19/21 Zaire Calvin Unknown Lance Mitchell 12/17/21 Redlands Offensive Coordinator
Los Altos SS 11/22/21 Travis Brown Let go
Don Lugo SS 11/29/21 Greg Gano Resigned Rick Finch 1/14/22 Frosh HC at Don Lugo
Newbury Park SS 11/29/21 Jason Klein Resigned Joe Smigiel 12/28/21 KVTA Radio Color Commentator
Riverside Prep SS 11/18/21 James Hendrix Unknown Job posting
SouthEast LA 12/1/21 Ramon Altamarino Resigned Martin Soto 12/17/21 La Puente Head Coach
Otay Ranch SD 12/1/21 Lance Christensen Resigned Brad Burton 1/14/21 Cathedral Catholic Assistant
La Puente SS 12/6/21 Martin Soto Unknown
Corona SS 12/6/21 Ron Gueringer Resigned Job posting
Diamond Bar SS 12/8/21 Jeff Reitz Resigned Matt Castaneda 1/21/22 Rosemead Head Coach
Chaminade SS 12/8/21 Ed Crosson Retired David Machuca 12/8/21 Chaminade Associate HC
Nordhoff SS 12/8/21 Lance Wiggins Resigned
Locke LA 12/9/21 Manny Nelson Unknown
Alta Loma SS 12/13/21 Mark Pasquarella Retired
Quartz Hill SS 12/13/21 James Vondra Resigned Quartz Hill High School
Patrick Henry SD 12/15/21 JT O'sullivan Unknown Colby Davies 2/3/22 Portland State Tight Ends Coach
Vasquez SS 12/15/21 George Esquer Unknown
Los Osos SS 12/16/21 Alex Pierce Resigned
South Hills SS 12/17/21 Danilo Robinson Resigned Job posting
Palmdale SS 12/13/21 Eric Nickols Resigned Anthony Coleman 1/20/22 Unknown
29 Palms SS 12/17/21 TJ Stanford Resigned
Century SS 12/17/21 Dave Perkins Resigned
Palisades Charter LA 12/21/21 Chris Hyduke Unknown Job posting
Whittier Christian SS 12/22/21 Brett Eslinger Unknown
St. Monica SS 12/23/21 Geoff McArthur Resigned Thomas Barnes Unknown Unknown
Costa Mesa SS Unk JImmy Nolan Resigned Gary Gonzalez 1/6/22 Costa Mesa Assistant
El Monte SS 1/7/22 Victor Romero Resigned Email
Escondido SD 1/8/22 Jud Bordman Resigned
Covina SS 1/10/22 Dale Ziola Resigned Job posting
Esperanza SS 1/10/22 Wes Choate Resigned Job posting
Costa Mesa Cal Chap SS 1/14/22 Pat McInally Resigned Jack McInally 1/14/22 Costa Mesa CC Asst HC and OC
Mar Vista SD 1/14/22 Sid Reed San Diego job
Artesia SS 1/15/22 Don Olmstead Unknown
Rosemead SS 1/19/22 Matt Castaneda Diamond Bar job
St. Augustine SD 1/21/22 Joe Kremer Resigned Ron Gladnick 2/4/22 Torrey Pines Head Coach
Fallbrook SD 1/21/22 Troy Everhart Out of state job
Mary Star of the Sea SS 1/26/22 Jason Ghelber Resigned
Christian SD 1/27/22 Danny Mitchell Out of country job
Helix SD 1/21/22 Robbie Owens College job Damaja Jones 1/27/22 Helix D.C.
Bell Gardens SS 1/27/22 Victor Salazar unknown
Notre Dame/Riverside SS 1/29/22 Carnell Hunt unknown Rick Pontious Notre Dame D.C.
Great Oak SS 2/1/22 Ryan Garcia Resigned Scott Strosnider 2/3/22
Torrey Pines SD 2/4/22 Ron Gladnick St. Aug job Robbie Collins 2/4/22 Torrey Pines OC
Open 39 SS=Southern Section; SD=San Diego Section; LA=LA City Section

Spring 2020 turnover rate = 86 Head Coach changes (COVID-19 Spring); a % change is very difficult to interpret here as this was the Spring season when COVID had many programs NOT play.

2019-2020 turnover rate = 14.5% – 88 Head Coach changes
2018-19 turnover rate = 15% – 90 Head Coach changes
2017-18 turnover rate = 20.2% – 126 Head Coach changes
2016-17 turnover rate = 16% – 106 Head Coach changes
2015-16 turnover rate = 19% – 118 Head Coach changes