South Hills next football coach could be Albert Rodriguez or Brian Johnson

Who will replace legendary South Hills football coach Steve Bogan after he resigned this week after 19 years and four CIF-SS championships? There was plenty of discussion at the school on Friday that freshman coach Brian Johnson and varsity assistant Albert Rodriguez are the top candidates should the school promote from within. There is some speculation that South Hills could float the position, but sources are saying it will likely be either Johnson or Rodriguez. Bogan spoke highly of Rodriguez when announcing his plans to step down this week, but there are rumors that Rodriguez might consider other assistant coaching positions, and Bishop Amat could be one of them. If the Huskies hire a walk-on, a name to look out for is former Walnut quarterback and current Mt. SAC offensive coordinator Daniel Al-Gattas, who spoke to me this week about his interest in Covina High’s football position. Covina may opt to promote from within with track coach and football assistant Kevin Glaspy. If Glaspy takes the head job, Al-Gattas, who lives in Covina and said he could coach without a teaching position, would be a great candidate. He said he has interest in South Hills, but he’s not sure if they will float the position. Covina, who plays in the Mid-Valley and Valle Vista league, is a much more attractive and winnable situation. South Hills is going through a rebuilding phase in the unforgiving Sierra League, and will not be allowed to petition to change leagues until the 2014 season.

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