Former USC Defensive Backs Coach Marvin Sanders has been hired by Los Angeles Loyola High School to be the Cubs’ new head coach this football season, per the Los Angeles Times.
Sanders had been let go by USC in January, as a part of Trojan Head Coach Lane Kiffin’s initiative to bring changes to the USC football program. Those changes have also meant seeing Kennedy Polamalu part ways with the Trojans, as well as the additions of new coaches Clancy Pendergast (defensive coordinator), Tommie Robinson (running backs coach) and Mike Summers (offensive line). Though Sanders was quite popular amongst the players, the corps of defensive backs that he led did not really improve under his guidance, and were relatively disastrous in 2012.
Despite how he faired as with USC, Loyola High Athletic Director Chris O’Donnell cited Sanders’ experience, core ethics and background as impressive and the school’s athletic department strong feels that Sanders is a great addition to the program. O’Donnell also indicated that prior to being fired from Troy, Sanders had been looking into the job with Loyola for some time.