University of Redlands assistant football coach Ejiro Evero
is going back to the NFL as quality control specialist for the San Francisco
49ers. It is the same position he held with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2007
to 2009 before joining the Bulldogs staff.
Evero, a product of Alta Loma High School and resident of
Rancho Cucamonga, is excited about the opportunity.
“I enjoyed my time at Redlands,” he said. “It was never
meant to be permanent but I made some great friends here. I’m excited about getting back in the NFL.”
Evero, 30, said his old coach at UC Davis Bob Biggs helped
pave the way because he has had a long-standing relationship with 49ers coach
Jim Harbaugh. Evero said he almost had an opportunity to work with Harbaugh at
Stanford but it didn’t quite materialize.
Evero finished up his playing career at Davis in 2003,
earning Division II All-American honors twice. He went on to coach the
secondary there for four years, ending his run there in 2006.
Evero coached the
Bulldogs defensive backs and worked with the kicking game last season, helping
Redlands to an 8-1 mark. Veteran coach
Mike Maynard will start looking for another assistant immediately.
“We are all very pleased for Coach Evero. He has truly
earned the respect of our coaches and players here at the University of
Redlands. We will remember Coach Evero as a man of great integrity who coached
with passion and exceptional knowledge. Certainly, there will be many
successful seasons ahead for him and we wish him all the best.”
As quality control specialist Evero will be responsible for
key behind the scenes duties such as breaking down game film and putting
together the playbooks.
“All the little things the head coaches don’t have time to
do,” he said.
Evero will leave today and start work with the team on
Victor Valley College baseball coach Bob Smith has resigned after accepting an assistant baseball position at Division II Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.
Smith had been part of the program since 2003, serving as head coach since 2008. He led the gradual improvement of the program, going from 7-30 in 2008 to 11-32 in 2009 and 15-21 in 2010 despite having modest resources with which to work. He was recipient of the Howard Lowder Award presented annually to a coach for his long-standing dedication to the program.
Smith was also the school’s equipment manager, so he was a fixture off the diamond as well.
Smith and wife Melissa have family in Oregon. Smith’s stepson Robert Lloyd works as a fireman just minutes from the school’s campus. Other immediate family are in the area as well so it’s a nice move for him.
Smith was also a fixture at the high school level as well with stints at both Hesperia and Granite Hills.
Jesus Beltran will take over in the interim with the start of the regular season just a coupe of weeks away.
The Cal Poly Pomona Broncos surged out to a big lead and held on to beat rival Cal State San Bernardino 69-61 at Kellogg Gymnasium on Tuesday,
The Broncos did it again with their trademark zone defense. They pulled out to an early lead with Cal State unable to penetrate the zone and having to settle from lower percentage perimeter shots.
The Broncos led by as many 21 at 45-24 five minutes into the second half, only to have the Coyotes got on a 12-0 run and cut it to 45-36 with 10:36. Then came the key. The Coyotes came up empty on their next four possessions.
They were within eight with 4:05 left 51-43 and got within four at 65-61 with 18 seconds but it was too little too late.
Credit Coyotes assistant coach Robert Tossetti with managing the team late when head coach Jeff Oliver was kicked out after drawing a second technical a minute into the second half. It has been Paul Trevor serving as Oliver’s right-hand man for seven years but he is now heading the San Francisco State program.
Tossetti and Anthony Jones are both relative newbies on the Coyotes staff and Tossetti has not headed a college team before. But he did a solid job directing the charge.
But the Broncos are back!