Rialto forging through tumultuous offseason

If there’s one thing that can be said about Rialto’s offseason, it’s that it wasn’t boring. The Knights were uprooted from their league, moving from the Citrus Belt League to the San Andreas League. They changed coaches twice, removing Eric Rodriguez for Don Markham, only to see Markham resign in May due to allegations of misconduct toward players.

Now in place at Rialto is Gavin Pachot. Pachot was an assistant the last three years under Rodriguez and is technically the acting head coach of the Knights, which assures him of keeping the job through the end of the season.

“I’m excited to get started and I’m really not looking too far down the road,” Pachot said. “They’ll either hire me full-time after the season or open the job up for me and others to apply. I’m just happy to be coaching football and I’m excited about this group of kids.”
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