September 22, 2017 Meeting

Rob Wigod Sponsored by Dick Martin Sales & Leasing & John Martin

• Rob Wigod, CIF Commissioner, Southern Section
• Russ Gordon, La Salle High School Coach
• Doors open at 11:00a.m., program begins promptly at 12:00p.m.
• NEW LOCATION: University Club, 175 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 
• Cost is $25 for members, $30 for guests
• Free valet parking in lot adjacent to the University Club. Look for the Quarterbacks’ banner at the lot entrance. There is two-hour parking on the streets.
Click here to RSVP.  Everyone must RSVP. Please note, this is for headcount for food service, the only reserved tables are for Gold Club and Season Pass Members (members only; does not include guests), Past Presidents, Speakers and their guests. 

About Rob Wigod

Rob Wigod grew up in Long Beach, California and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. After high school, Rob matriculated to California State University, Long Beach graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

While at CSULB, Rob began coaching football at Wilson High School and realized he wanted to become an educator. In 1983, he earned his Secondary Schools Teaching Credential and began teaching in the Long Beach Unified School District, first at Herbert Hoover Middle School for one year and then Lakewood Senior High School for 14 years. At Lakewood High School, Rob taught U.S. Government, U.S. History and Criminal/Civil Law, while also coaching Varsity Football, Varsity Baseball and serving as Boys Athletic Director.

In August, 1988, during the time he worked at Lakewood High School, Rob earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University.

After 15 years in the Long Beach Unified School District, Rob accepted the position of Head Baseball Coach and Boys Athletic Director at Los Alamitos High School, where he also taught U.S. Government. In his two years there, the Griffins were Sunset League Baseball Champions both years and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Baseball Playoffs, reaching the Quarterfinals and Semifinals. Rob was selected as Orange County Baseball Coach of the Year by the Orange County Register and the L.A. Times; the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Coach of the Year and Sunset League Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000.

In August, 2000, Rob became an Assistant Commissioner for the CIF Southern Section, the organization that oversees all of the high school sports programs for over 584 public and private high schools throughout Southern California. Rob served as an Assistant Commissioner for 11 years and his primary responsibilities were managing football, wrestling and baseball, while also working with student eligibility and sports officials.

On August 2, 2011, Rob became the 9th Commissioner of Athletics for the CIF Southern Section.

Rob began teaching in the Concordia University Master’s Degree Program in Coaching and Athletic Administration 11 years ago. In 2012, Rob was selected as a Concordia University California Coaches Conference Legacy in Sports Award winner and was honored as the Teacher of the Year in the Concordia University Master’s Degree Program in Coaching and Athletic Administration for the 2009-2010 school year.

Rob and his wife Kelly live in Seal Beach with their daughters Hailey, who will be a senior at the University of Redlands this Fall, and Kate, a sophomore-to-be at the University of Mississippi.

Quarterbacks’ Brick at Rose Bowl

Did you know that your Pasadena Quarterbacks purchased ‘a brick’ as our contribution to the Rose Bowl upgrade? Here’s what it looks like:

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You can check it out in person: The brick is located at Gate “A” (the main south entrance to the stadium), at the northwest corner of the brick garden. Look for the City of Pasadena section. Our brick is in the bottom row, and under the word City.

A fitting tribute to the City, Rose Bowl, and our presence in both.