Greg Gano named head coach at Wilson

Greg Gano has been named head coach at Wilson High School.

Gano rose to fame at nearby Los Altos where he won four CIF championships before he resigned after the 2008 season. He soon left for Damien where he spent four seasons before resigning after the 2012 season.

Gano started the 2013 season as the head coach at Tustin before being fired he resigned after an 0-4 start. The Wilson job came available after Nick Christos resigned following two unproductive seasons.

“You always think the grass is greener and it’s not, and I’m back in the district where I spent most of my coaching career and I’m excited about being here,” Gano said. “It’s going to be a nice, new challenge. I don’t have a magic wand, so it’s going to take time. They know that. I know that. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out.

“We’re going to try and put a staff together, work hard and be competitive.”

Aram’s take: Smart move by Wilson. Had to be done and be done now. With the Baldwin Park and Cal-High jobs open, the Wildcats had to act fast is they wanted to get a coach of Gano’s caliber. Any delay and maybe he gets one of those jobs, or maybe Los Altos opens up if current head coach Dale Ziola lands at Cal, where the rumor is he’s expressed interest. Wilson really need a shot in the arm and there’s no doubt Gano will provide just that. Gano will begin working on turning things around for the Wildcats after Christmas vacation.

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  • ohhh OK…he’s back down in D 236…where he’s had his success…maybe being humbled at both Damien and Tustin has rejuvenated the Michelin Man..probably not…but the Tribs Michelin man just loves him…. and in a creepy way

    • no-step

      LOL. If Gano ever went to amat, the Trib’s michelin man would be in hog heaven! All his great loves in one place!

      • AMAT 73

        Bet your life and the farm on the fact that will never ever happen !!!!!!!

  • Saints Go Marching In

    He hasn’t had to face the Wing-Z. Coach Z will run him out of the Valle Vista like he did all the others, literally and figuratively!!!

    • hectichuck

      what are you talking about hes beaten san dimas many times in the past

      • Saints Go Marching In

        San Dimas yes…A Zernickow coached team no!!!! Completely different story. That guy has more tricks up his sleeve. Gano can’t score enough points in 3 games to keep up with that SD offense

  • Quick one

    “There’s no talent left in Hacienda Heights” – Greg Gano 2009

    A lot happens in 5 years…..

    WELCOME BACK GANO……-sarcasm off-

  • 121 Sweep Right

    It’s a good hire but he won’t finish better than 4th. SD, Covina, and Northview will be 1, 2, 3.

  • hectichuck

    i heard dave merrill is joing his staff also

  • The stands

    Good for Wilson; what does it have to loose anyway? Some team needs to challenge San Dimas or SD needs to move up.

  • hectichuck

    i think ziola wants out of los altos because hes going to have to deal with charter oak next year seing how there in the new league