Diamond Ranch appoints Jimmy Welker football coach

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Diamond Ranch has its third head football coach in as many years as Jimmy Welker has been appointed to head the Panther program.

He replaces Mario Gomez who was in that position for just one year after succeeding popular coach Roddy Layton.

Welker, 29, comes to the Inland Valley after serving as defensive line coach for the last two years at Redondo Union High School
His appointment is effective immediately.

Welker, who holds a master’s degree in sports management from Jacksonville State, launched his coaching career at University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, La., as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterback coach in 2008.

He also has previously served as outside linebacker coach and junior varsity defensive coordinator at Notre Dame High School as well as wide receiver coach for the United States Coast Guard Academy.

Welker was a four-sport athlete at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, excelling in football, basketball, baseball and track.
He went on to play quarterback at Louisiana State. LSU went 43-9 during his time there, highlighted by a national championship in 2007.





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