Garey filled its vacancy for a new head football coach by hiring former Diamond Ranch offensive coordinator Al Brown on April 17. Brown, who spent five seasons at Diamond Ranch, takes over for Leonard Hudson, who was fired in February after a winless 2011 season.
“After 20 years of being an assistant, I thought it was the right time and the right place,” Brown said. “I told the kids we only have to change one thing, and that’s everything.”
Garey made the playoff for the first time 10 years with a fourth-place finish in the Mt. Baldy League in 2010, but fell on hard times again last year. Brown is coming from another program in Pomona that has reached two CIF championship games during his tenure as offensive coordinator.
“I’m not going to come out and predict that we’ll be league champs or CIF champs, but we will compete,” Brown said. “When you’re getting beat 48-6, there’s just no fire there. I know we’ll be fundamentally sound. I know we’ll have a game plan and I know we’ll be prepared.”