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June 28, 1986 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
They reshuffled the deck Friday in the athletic department at Chapman College and when they were done, the Panthers had three new coaches and a new sports information director. Dr. Walt Bowman, Chapman's athletic director, introduced his four new appointments at a press conference on campus. The new appointments are: --Paul Kahn, head coach of the women's basketball team. Kahn comes from Costa Mesa High School, where he had been the girls' coach for the last six years.
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April 21, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The trailer is out for the Sony Pictures movie about Concord De La Salle and former head coach Bob Ladouceur. Entitled, "When The Game Stands Tall," the movie is scheduled to be released on Aug. 22, a week before the high school football season begins in California. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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August 22, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The New Orleans Saints have a new head coach. Make that an interim-to-the-interim coach. Aaron Kromer, the team's offensive line coach, will serve as head coach for the first six games of the season, while interim coach Joe Vitt serves his suspension for his involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal. Coach Sean Payton is serving a full-season suspension for the alleged pay-to-injure scheme. The Saints' pick of Kromer is not a surprise. He's widely considered the most head-coach-ready prospect on the staff, and he's not a coordinator so the team wouldn't need to further shuffle the coaches by promoting him. "Ultimately, I wanted to have the least amount of change on both the offensive and defensive staffs, and maintain the most continuity with the program that has been in place for the last six years," said General Manager Mickey Loomis, who begins his own half-season suspension in the week leading up to the Sept.
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April 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Lakewood has begun a search for a new football coach after Kenric Jameison resigned following his only season as head coach. The Lancers went 5-6 last season. Lakewood has had trouble retaining its coaches since Thadd MacNeal left the program following the 2011 season.  The lack of coaching stability at Lakewood has helped other schools in the area gain players formerly from Lakewood. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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April 18, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan has accepted the head coaching position at Rutgers. While the university has yet to announce the hire, Jordan will return to his alma mater, where he attended and played from 1973-77. Jordan replaces Mike Rice, who was fired after a practice video showed him being verbally and physically abusive to his players. While at Rutgers as a student, Jordan was known as "Fast Eddie" and led the Scarlet Knights to a Final Four appearance in 1976. Jordan was added to the Lakers' staff under former coach Mike Brown and was asked to help institute a variation of the Princeton offense.
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August 7, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The D-Fenders on Wednesday officially named Bob MacKinnon head coach. "We are excited to announce Bob MacKinnon as the next head coach of the D-Fenders," said D-Fenders President and Chief Executive Joey Buss. "Bob brings a successful coaching background to our franchise, winning at multiple levels and developing countless players at different stages of their careers. Most importantly, Bob shares our vision of cultivating prospects who can deliver quality minutes for the Lakers and the NBA while also contending for an NBA Development League championship.
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January 17, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Jacksonville Jaguars hired Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach Thursday. Bradley spent the last four seasons in Seattle. This season, the Seahawks ranked first in the NFL in fewest points allowed per game (15.3) and fourth in yards (306.2), and tied for fourth in takeaways (31). The Jaguars were 30th in the league in total defense in 2012. "He's got a brilliant football mind," Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll told the Associated Press. "He's got a way of reaching people and touching people and getting the best out of them, coaches and players alike.
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October 15, 2012 | By Mark Medina
As he accepted the head coach position for the NBA Development League's Los Angeles D-Fenders, Reggie Theus said he now has a chance to return to his roots. "My mom is 89 years old. I have a son that's a senior at Fairfax High School, and a daughter that's a freshman at Redondo Union, and one that just graduated from UC Irvine," the Los Angeles native said. "So for me to be home with family is very important at this point in my career. With various head-coaching and assistant stints in the NBA, college basketball and the AAU under his belt, Theus comes home after spending the past year as a Pac-12 analyst for Fox Sports Net. "The opportunity to work for the D-Fenders in an area of basketball that's about developing is really exciting.
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February 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Narciso Diaz , a former quarterback at L.A. Franklin, has been named the school's football coach. He had been the quarterback coach at East L.A. College. Diaz, 28, graduated from Franklin in 2003 and wants to restore Franklin's passing tradition when the school was producing a number of All-City quarterbacks.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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July 30, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
NAPA, Calif. - Dennis Allen is an NFL head coach for the first time, but he's got plenty of company. Four of the league's six new coaches have never held that position with any pro team, the others being Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano, Miami's Joe Philbin and Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano. Mike Mularkey, Jacksonville's new coach, coached Buffalo for two seasons, and St. Louis' Jeff Fisher is heading into his 17th season as a head coach - two years shy of Mike Shanahan's total experience and tied for second with Bill Belichick.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Foster
It is not unusual to find coaches from other schools visiting UCLA practices. It is a little different when one comes from halfway around the world to be there. Daisuke Nishimura , head coach at Kyoto University, and one of his assistants traveled to Los Angeles last week to watch spring practices as a guest of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone . The two met last summer, when Mazzone was in Japan doing football clinics with a group of coaches. "I love the passion for it," Mazzone said.
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April 4, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The NCAA's Final Four kicks off Saturday with the seventh-seeded Connecticut Huskies looking to upset the top-seeded Florida Gators, while the second-seeded Wisconsin Badgers will try to hold off the eighth-seeded Kentucky Wildcats. The only top 10 draft prospect still in play may be Kentucky's Julius Randle, but the Lakers should keep their other eye on a potential candidate -- Connecticut Coach Kevin Ollie. In just his second year as head coach of the Huskies, Ollie has exceeded expectations.
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February 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 More than 10 years ago, Mike Hamilton was an assistant coach at Harvard-Westlake and not looking to go anywhere. Harvard-Westlake Coach Greg Hilliard decided to give him a little push, telling him he was ready to become a head coach. Hamilton took the job at Sherman Oaks Buckley in 2003, and on Tuesday night, it will be the pupil taking on the teacher when Buckley plays host to Harvard-Westlake in a Southern Section Division 4AA playoff game. "Greg is still my mentor," said Hamilton, whose team is 29-0.
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February 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Narciso Diaz , a former quarterback at L.A. Franklin, has been named the school's football coach. He had been the quarterback coach at East L.A. College. Diaz, 28, graduated from Franklin in 2003 and wants to restore Franklin's passing tradition when the school was producing a number of All-City quarterbacks.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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February 9, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
The Detroit Pistons fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday, making the former NBA champion the latest casualty in the underwhelming Eastern Conference. The Pistons hired Cheeks last summer when they continued to upgrade their roster with the acquisition of All-Stars Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith, but a 21-29 record -- good for ninth place in the East and only 3-1/2 games out of fifth -- was considered a bad start in a conference where a winning record right now gets a team home-court advantage in a first-round playoff series.
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February 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The El Camino Real girls' soccer team will have three players sign on Wednesday. They are Peyton Cline (Fresno State), Leslie Ramirez (Georgia State) and Madison Lipton (Rider). Coach Eric Choi has sent 18 players to colleges since becoming head coach in 2006-07.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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December 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Terry Shorten, who guided Oak Park into the Northwest Division semifinals, has resigned as coach. The school will be posting a notice seeking an on-campus teacher-coach to guide the program into the Camino Real League. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 15, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has been chosen as the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, multiple media outlets are reporting. The first-time NFL head coach will replace Leslie Frazier, who led the Vikings to a 5-10-1 record this season and went 21-33-1 with one playoff appearance in his three-plus years in Minnesota. The fiery Zimmer , known for his profanity-laced appearances on HBO's “Hard Knocks” when the series featured the Bengals in 2009 and 2013, has been a defensive coordinator in the league for 14 years, including the last six in Cincinnati.
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February 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Adrian Klemm knows how the other half lives. The UCLA offensive line coach returned from a recruiting trip in December, only to find he was the one being wooed. USC Coach Steve Sarkisian had called to make Klemm an offer few could refuse, one that all but included the deed to the McKay Center. But UCLA Coach Jim Mora was on his way to the airport to greet Klemm carrying his own offer, one unprecedented for a Bruins assistant coach. Klemm, selected the Pac-12 Conference's recruiter of the year in 2012 by the recruiting websites Sports 24/7 and Scout.com, stayed with UCLA, accepting an offer believed to be about $700,000 annually.
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January 28, 2014 | Wire reports
The Dallas Cowboys demoted defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, giving his title to Rod Marinelli, and hired Scott Linehan as the passing game coordinator who will call plays. The Cowboys announced Tuesday a change in Kiffin's title to assistant head coach/defense. Dallas gave up the most yards in franchise history and finished last in the NFL in total defense. Kiffin and Marinelli, the defensive line coach, came to Dallas together last year after the Cowboys decided to switch to a four-man front with three linebackers following nearly a decade in the 3-4 defense.
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