Coach moves up to top spot

first_imggerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Everyone’s favorite right-hand man is finally the head honcho. Dean Herrington, a successful assistant football coach for more than two decades – including stints at Hart High, Occidental College and most recently College of the Canyons – is the new head coach at Alemany High in Mission Hills, replacing Ted Corcoran. “I’ve been an assistant coach for 22 years. It’s time for me to be a head coach,” Herrington said Friday. “It’s a good opportunity and I’m looking forward to it.” Herrington, younger brother of Hart head coach Mike Herrington, helped Hart go 122-23 with 10 Foothill League titles and four section championships in 11 years before leaving in 2000. The 42-year-old offensive coordinator – known for his high-powered passing offense – spent one season at Division III Occidental, followed by a five-year run at Canyons through this past season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThrough the years, 15 quarterbacks who have played under Herrington have received football scholarships – including NFL starter Kyle Boller, who remains a close friend and golf partner. Alemany, which recently hired Saugus High administrator Frank Ferry as its new principal, finished 3-7 last season. “Frank Ferry is very supportive of not just football but all sports,” Herrington said. The Herrington brothers live together in Newhall, and Hart and Alemany are just 10 miles apart, but Dean said there are no plans to schedule a game between the two. “It will never happen as long as I’m coach,” Dean said. last_img read more