Football: Baldwin Park hires Daniel Al-Gattas; Monrovia hires Chris Stevens

Baldwin park hired Mt. San Antonio College assistant coach Daniel Al-Gattas to take over its program and Monrovia, which won three straight titles before losing in the semifinals this past season, is hiring Ontario Christian coach Chris Stevens to replace Ryan Maddox, who recently resigned. Also, Bobby Godinez is one of the finalists at Diamond Bar, according to athletic director Kurt Davies, who said an announcement will come next week. There are four finalists, according to Davies.

Daniel Al-Gattas takes over at Baldwin Park: Baldwin Park High School announced Wednesday that it has named Daniel Al Gattas as its new varsity football head coach.
Al Gattas, an assistant coach at Mt. San Antonio College last season, replaces Chris Williams, who left after two seasons at the school with a 7-14 record.
“Since I was last here, this was always a place I wanted to come back to,” said Al Gattas, who served as an assistant coach at Baldwin Park for one season in 2008. “I knew what the players are like and the mentality they had. I felt like if this job ever came open and I was ready, I felt like it was something I very much wanted.”

Monrovia hires Chris Stevens: Monrovia High School finally has its man.
Chris Stevens, head coach at Ontario Christian the past six years, was named the Wildcats new head varsity football coach, ending a search that lasted a bit longer than most expected for one of the Valley’s premier jobs.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” Stevens said. “It’s just a fantastic opportunity for me and my family to join such a great a community and a great athletic family.
“I was humbled at the fact that they chose me and I’m very excited to continue the winning tradition over there. I told them in the interview that I’m the perfect fit into an already outstanding mold. My job is to go in there and not change anything. My job is to keep everything going in the right direction.”

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