What, no Joe Amat? CIF names Robert Wigod to replace Jim Staunton as head of CIF

I was rooting for Joe Amat to become the next CIF-SS Commissioner of Athletics, but the Southern Section Executive Committee selected Robert Wigod instead, which is also a very good choice. I had some “heated” discussions with Mr. Wigod in recent years, but after a few face-to-face meetings and understanding him better, he’s a good guy and works diligently to be fair. His promotion is well deserved. Wigod is currently assistant commissioner of the CIF-SS. He will become the organization’s ninth commissioner of athletics, replacing retiring commissioner, Dr. Jim Staunton. Wigod’s tenure as Commissioner begins Aug. “I am thrilled to be selected as the next Commissioner of Athletics for the CIF Southern Section,” said Wigod. “I thank President of the Council Bill Dabbs, and the entire CIF Southern Section Executive Committee, for their support and faith in me. I want to thank Commissioner Jim Staunton, who has not only been an outstanding Commissioner for our section, but an even better mentor and friend. I pledge to them, and to all of our stakeholders, my total commitment to leading this organization to the best of my ability in the time ahead.”

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  • Joe Amat


    I thank you for your support. LOL! Wigood is a good choice to promote form within from a seniority standpoint. I personally was behind Rainer Wulf, the other Assistant Commissioner but he’s been in the office a much shorter time. Plus, Wulf is a Bishop Amat graduate – so it woulda been the next best thing.

    However, I’m glad they went with someone who has coaching roots, as opposed to Staunton who came from the Principal ranks.