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December 17, 2010

Gavilan College Rams announce change in football program

WHO: Gavilan College Athletic Director Ron Hannon WHAT: Announced today that he is making a change in the Gavilan Rams football program, and will be reassigning head coach John Lango to other responsibilities in the Department of Kinesiology & Athletics. Lango has been the Rams' head coach for ten years. . "It is time to make a change in the program, to take it to another level. I'd like to see the program return to the tradition of Gavilan College football this community remembers," said Hannon. He stressed that the college is committed to the long-term success of the football program. The department plans to search for a new Head Football Coach. In the meantime, assistant coaches Wally Funk and Andrew Gonzales will be working with students, helping sophomores transfer, and recruiting next year's freshmen. "We intend to continue the program and be ready for our first game in September" said Hannon. Ron Hannon and college President Steven Kinsella met with the team in the afternoon to inform them of the change. The Board of Trustees Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics (consisting of Tom Breen, Mark Dover, and Walt Glines) also met in closed session this morning to discuss the change. ###

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