WALK THIS WAY: Covina’s next head coach likely to be a walk-on after Coach Kevin Glaspy (and others) turn down chance to be Darryl Thomas’ replacement …

Covina has flown its open varsity football head coach position effective immediately after an internal search turned up nothing.

Longtime Colts head coach Darryl Thomas resigned last week after a strong 15-year run. The school turned to a number of on-campus coaches to see if they’d be interested, but all supposedly turned them down.

Kevin Glaspy, the school’s athletic director and track and field coach, was thought to be the front runner. Glaspy was also a longtime assistant football coach in the program. But Glaspy put out a statement on Tuesday saying he wasn’t interested.

“I will not be taking the head football position at Covina High or apply for it,” Glaspy’s statement said. “I currently enjoy my role on campus as a teacher, coach, and athletic director and would like to continue it as is. I feel confident that our school will attract a more than qualified coach that can continue to keep our program headed in the right direction.”

The school put out the following statement on Tuesday about the open position: Covina High School will be accepting applicants for its head varsity football coaching postion effective immediately. Interested applicants can contact CHS Athletics at 626 974-6033 or email Athletic Director Darryl Thomas at dthomas@cvusd.k12.ca.us. Interested applicants will have until Friday, January 27th to submit their intent to apply. As of now, the position is open as a walk-on assignment.

Aram’s take: I’m not saying Covina won’t be able to hire a quality name with only a walk-on position available, but it’s kind of sad to see such a good program having to go the walk-on rout. Sadly, this will happen more and more. Covina’s hiring panel, though, wow. Mark Pasquarella, Coach DT … pretty good.

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  • Joe Amat

    This has Todd Quinsey’s name all over it. A return to Covina Valley School District might give him the edge to getting the next teaching position that comes around

  • Aram Fan

    Aram don’t be surprised if Workman’s Scott Morrison is named to one of these outstanding positions either at Rosemead, South Hills or Covina. With so many Coach Moe backers isn’t it surprising his name isn’t at the tip of every one’s tongue, even yours !

    A few years ago he was unjustly run out of Damien and indeed blamed the blog for his demise. At South Hills, which is the best overall fit aside from his hometown Glendora, he gets another chance at the Sierra League which he knows well. He also gets a chance to compete against the school and man that replaced him.

    I still belive he’d do best at Muir because of the D1 level of athletes there. The sheer numbers of size, speed and toughest but , most importantly, their need for discipline and fundamentals are what Morrison would loveto bring to the table. Morrison’s offense is tailor made for that school and it’s surprising he hasn’t gone that route before.

    Aram your current story on the “rash of resignations” failed to get a quote from the poster child of blog coaching abuse, what gives? You would think that a man so was unjustly run out of the one of the most storied programs would have your backing for every single Head Coaching position out there, much less big name programs like South Hills, Covina, Rosemead, Schurr, Glendora, Maranatha or La Salle?

    What gives Aram? Why has Scott Morrison’s name not highest on the list? Clearly he’s more qualified, having won a CIF title up North and coached in the toughest division in the SGV, Bishop Amat cleaarly playing in the Serra/Pac 5 notwithstanding.

    Any thoughts Aram, or is Morriosn thought of as damaged goods after the beating he took on the blog? Doesn’t make sense that NO SCHOOL and NO SPORTSWRITERS are rushing to get on the Morrison Bandwagon. Now that’s a mystery even to me ! With six openings it’s got to happen now or something’s seriously wrong.

    Any thoughts?

  • Viking

    The league’s power is shifting to Northview

  • coltfan97

    Viking your crazy if you believe that!!!!

  • All CIF Football Teams now posted

    all of the CIF football teams are now posted on their website, the most significant thing in my opinion was that no one from Bishop Amat made either the offense or defensive team

  • Al Gore

    I demand a CIF Southeast Division recount! How did the sixth best linebacker in the Hacienda League get voted the Defensive Player of The Year? Second team All-League, yet he is the best the division defense has to offer? Something is very very wrong…….

  • WTF?

    Todd Quinsey= Monumental Fail. You have to be kidding me!As far as I know only covina is a walk on job. And Glaspy said he felt the school would hire a more qualified coach than he. Well that ain’t Quinsey.

  • Jerry springer

    Easy answer Al Gore, there were bigger and better linebackers in the Midvalley Division this year…These guys can play on Saturdays, and some have already Received offers.

    **George Frazier V Monrovia JR, 6-3 230lbs**
    Brett Walsh Monrovia Jr, 6’1 195lbs
    Micheal Todd Pomona Sr, 6-2 220lbs??? Any word on offers ?
    Eric Perez Azusa Sr, 6-1 220 lbs
    **Daniel Abernathy Sr, 6-2 215lbs**

    ** offers**

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  • Coach Slayer

    I officially throw my hat in the ring for any of these HC jobs. Here are my qualifications: 1. I’m old enough to see the end of my life span so parents don’t frighten me.2. My liver is shot so I can’t hang out at bars. 3. I have ED so I won’t hit on the Moms. 4. You blog dodo’s can’t write better than me or is it I.5. Since I don’t work I have all the time in the world.6. I got plenty of dough so I’m not tempted to dip into the snack bar money.7. I won’t embarrass the school by taking kids on the blog show. 8. I have 4 grand daughters no grandsons so nepotism will not be an issue. That should be plenty to get me an interview.

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