HC Tony Pallanez has clocked out of Riverside. Official announcement TBA
Wow. Only two years on the job. Let's be real, the enrollment at Riverside was like 8 students over the 4A / 5A cut-off. Taking that job realizing that the Riverside area enrollment has dropped significantly over the past 15 years you had to have known it was going to be tough. Either way, whether he was pushed out or he decided to step down, don't think it is really fair after only two years.
The Middle School enrollment back around 2012 or so was over 700 kids alone in two grades.
Whoever the new coach is going to be needs to get in there and make changes immediately. They need to make their imprint on the program and establish not only with the players, but the school and community what he is about. Hopefully after next year with the realignment Riverside will drop to 4A and start competing again. This is a very proud community with a rich football tradition, they just need to be set up for success.
Riverside has their new coach...should be announced soon.
Yes it is true Gary Recoder is coming back to his old stomping grounds. Played center for coach work 97 to 2000. Been at a number of different schools the past couple of years. He was the OC at Coronado last year and Onate the year before. I bet he tries to brings Scott Veliz with him as his OC. Wish him luck he's going to have his Work cut out for him and his staff.
Good luck Coach Recoder