South Pasadena has named Chris “CB” Richards as its new varsity football head coach. He is currently the school’s track and field coach and has been on the football staff in the past.
Richards replaces Marty Konrad, who stepped down earlier this winter and met controversy late in the season when his brother was accused of illegally filming La Canada’s practice, which led to a one-game suspension and a forfeit of the Tigers’ win. The forfeit cost South Pasadena third place in the Rio Hondo League and a berth in the Central Division playoffs.
Daniel Algattas resigned earlier this week as head coach at Baldwin Park in order to take a promotion at Mt. SAC.
Baldwin Park AD James Heggins, himself a former Braves head coach, said the school has immediately began the search for the next head coach and said the position will be an on-campus position. Heggins also ruled himself out as a candidate.
The Braves were 6-5 under Algattas and finished in the second in the Montview League. Baldwin Park lost in the first round of the playoffs to San Dimas.
Former La Serna assistant Frank Gallardo is the new head coach at South El Monte, Aram learned from a South El Monte administrator at the Eagles’ CIF playoff basketball game on Wednesday night.
Gallardo replaces Ibis Aguilar, who was let go by the school after a four-year stint that saw him lead the Eagles to a share of the Mission Valley League title in 2012.
P.S. — There were some decent rumors that former Temple City and San Marino coach Mike Mooney would be getting this job … I say decent because the source was reliable but the concept was so wild that not even I could report the rumor. Turns out, it didn’t happen. But was it close? …