BREAKING NEWS: Arcadia hires Chris Long as its next head football coach, takes over Jon Dimalante who resigned a few weeks ago.

Arcadia athletic director Ryan Press has announced Chris Long as the next head football coach at Arcadia High School. He replaces Jon Dimalante who spent 17 seasons at the helm, compiling a 113-76-1 career record after deciding to step down on April 10.

Long played high school football at Serra High, leading it to a CIF championship in 1989. He attended L.A. Southwest College and earned a full ride to Eastern Michigan where he played linebacker. He graduated with a degree in sociology in 1996. He started coaching at Arcadia in 1997 and 998 under Dimalante then coached throughout the Los Angeles area, including a few years at L.A. Southwest College. He was the head coach for three seasons at Western Christian High and spent another three seasons at Hoover High. He served as an assistant head coach and defensvie coordinator at Arcadia last season.

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  • Coach Elias

    Great friend! Great man! Great coach! Let’s go C-Long and continue the apache pride and tradition! Exciting stuff happening 2012 for our squad!

  • What?

    To “Mr. Know It All” who told me that Tip Sanders was the next Arcadia Coach… owe me big time. Meet me at Chivas in Pasadena to pay up…you know when I’ll be there.

    Laurence Todd

  • reality

    Just another walk on. Too bad.

  • Apache Joe

    Big shoes to fill but we’re rooting for you Coach Long!