The return of Don Markham

According to Rialto Unified School District’s Director of Communications Syeda Jafri, legendary coach Don Markham will be named the next football coach at Rialto High School pending school board approval.

“It’s on the agenda for the school board meeting on Jan. 13,” Jafri said. “Don Markham’s name has been submitted for the job.”

Markham, who has won 309 games and five CIF championships during an illustrious high school football coaching career, will be making his second stop at Rialto High. He coached the Knights in 2000-2001, leading Rialto to a 13-9 record and the only two playoff berths in the school’s history. He left for a six-year stint at Bloomington before spending the 2008 season coaching American Sports University in San Bernardino to a 10-4 record.

More on this to come.