Source: Covina job is Kevin Glaspy’s if he wants it … if not, former Walnut standout QB Daniel Al-Gattas very interested …

Covina track coach Kevin Glaspy is said to be deciding whether to succeed Darryl Thomas as Covina varsity football head coach, according to a source. His decision could be known as early as today, the source said.

If Glaspy decides against it, former Walnut standout quarterback and current Mt. SAC offensive coordinator Daniel Al-Gattas is very interested in the position.

Al-Gattas graduated from Walnut in 2003. He led the Mustangs to the 2002 CIF-SS Division VII championship game where the Mustangs lost to South Hills. Al-Gattas was named MVP of the division that season.

After high school he played at Colorado St. for one season, then went to Mt. SAC before playing at UCLA. If Al-Gattas were to be hired at Covina, he said he’s confident he would produce an excellent coaching staff.

“We would have something that would be pretty strong,” Al-Gattas said. “I could bring some guys who played at UCLA and some former All-Valley guys at Walnut.

“I could put a staff together in a few hours. I would just invite everybody to Applebees in Walnut and say ‘Are we going to do this or what?'”

Aram’s take:
Going from Coach DT to Coach KG would be a seamless transition for me. Glaspy, like Thomas, knows the kinds of kids Covina gets and how to handle them. Glaspy is well-liked all over and was an assistant on Thomas’ staff for several years. If he says no, and Al-Gattas eventually gets the job (no lock, it would be flown), then what a treat that would be also. My best memory of Al-Gattas is the last-second TD drive he led for the East team in the 2003 Hall of Fame All-Star Game. Still the best Hall of Fame Game I’ve ever seen. Covina is sitting very pretty. And that’s bad news for any school out there who thought some of that Viking talent may be coming their way with Thomas gone.

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  • Nate

    “Meet at Applebee…are we going to do this?”
    Stupid comment! Hope they don’t hire this clown.

  • JMO


    If the Covina administration reads this article Al-Gattas will not be getting the job. This article shows he might not quite be ready for a HC position. The 87 Hall of Fame game was the best game!

  • Covina is done next season


    Report the news don’t try and make it.

    Covina sitting very pretty?

    Is that a message to Monrovia?

    Covina doesn’t even have half the team returning next year as they did this year and look where they ended up this year.

    Ainsworth would be an idiot to stay at Covina, that move is a no brainer.

    My source (the family) this kid is transferring home to Monrovia.

  • FredJ

    I think you’re both wrong, spoke to Al-Gattas the other day, his energy sounded infectious, he would be an incredible hire. Then again, I’ve always liked Glaspy personally, the Colts are taken care of either way.

  • coltfan97

    Coach Glaspy is a great person and human being!!!! He is a family man, and is well respected in the Covina Community!!!! He will do a great job if he gets the job!!!!

  • Viking talent

    Wow, always thought the Covina team were the Colts. My mistake.

  • just sayin’

    The Covina youth football program is called the “Covina VIKINGS” and play their games at Covina High School.

    The COLTS want to keep the VIKINGS at home.

  • coltfan97

    Aram is talking about the Pee-Wee All American team you know the Covina Vikings!!! Common man do your research!!!!

  • HuskyFan777

    Forget Covina! He should coach at South Hills. He turned two former husky QBs into all-americans, all-conference, etc. My son played at Mt. SAC and said that Al-Gattas was the best coach he has ever had. I could only wish that he coached the WRs instead of the QBs. I believe that he is the reason my son is a division 1 player. I don’t understand why people would say mean things about a coach I know has done everything he can to make all the players on his team better. I’m sure Glaspy is a great person, but Al-Gattas is a great family man and a REAL football coach. He should stay at Mt. SAC, especially if this is how he will be treated by the high school crowd.

  • Coach Slayer

    @Nate: If you can take that off the cuff Applebee remark and determine he can’t coach from that makes who stupid exactly?