BREAKING NEWS: La Salle to name Campbell Hall’s Russell Gordon as its next head football coach.

La Salle will announce Tuesday that Campbell Hall’s Russell Godron will become the Lancers’ next head football coach, according to sources.

Gordon, who spent 15 seasons at Campbell Hall, takes over Antoine Peterson, who was fired after four years at the helm compiling a 7-34 record.

La Salle sent out a release that an announcement that the new coach will be introduced to boosters in a meeting at 6:30 p.m.

When reached on his cell phone Monday morning, Gordon declined to comment. Gordon has spent the last eight seasons as head coach at Campbell Hall. He has a 52-31 record. Gordon will coach the East team in Sunday’s L.A. Daily News All-Star footballg ame at College of the Canyons. He coached the East team in 2006, leading them to a 24-21 win.

Gordon was seen at the Maranatha-La Salle boys basketball game last week. He was flanked by several of his assistant coaches who are expected to join him at La Salle.

Gordon was the defensive coordinator at Bethel Christian before joining Campbell Hall. He led the Vikings to the CIF-Southern Section Division XIII title game in 2005 where they lost to Rio Hondo Prep, 10-7.

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  • FBFan1

    What a shocker. Was there really a point for the interview process or was this determined when the AD was hired? Good luck La Salle. Why don’t they just change the name of the school to Campbell Hall. The Volleyball coach and now the Football coach. The other coaches at La Salle better behave.

  • http://www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org PASHOFPAL

    I’ve known Antoine Peterson since our days of playing popwarner football at Victory Park many a moons ago. I’ve also had a chance to cover several of his games – his victory over Mary Star, in particular. His record is not at all indicative of his commitment and dedication to La Salle or its players.

    Thanks for the effort “A” and good luck on your future endeavors.

    Laurence Todd
    President
    http://www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

  • YouDidWhat?

    Boy did anyone at La Salle ask around about Gordon before they pulled the trigger. That guy is a joke and his staff of clowns are not suited for a school like La Salle. I mean…aren’t they allegedly trying to raise their profile. This hire sets them back. La Salle really could of done better.

  • Keep Telling you ’bout Kryptonite

    Guys,
    I’ve repeatedly come on here about the A.D. being Football Kryptonite. Everything football at La Salle will eventually lose its strength. La Salle could really compete if it weren’t for kryptonite A.D. At least the new Campbell Hall coach won’t have holdovers sabatoging him.

  • No Holdovers

    Gordon will do enough damage himself. Maybe he will do you all a favor and get himself and your AD fired.