Note From The Editor: As we eagerly begin the 2017-2018 school year, we felt it most appropriate to sit down with John Aguirre, Commissioner of the CIF-L.A. City Section (LACS), and become informed, educated, and inspired by his accomplishments for the past year, and his projections for the new school year. As you may, or may not know, Commissioner Aguirre and his office staff are responsible for the managing, scheduling, and compliance for all High School sports competitions within the L.A. Unified School District. He must also meet with all designated high school Coaches, Administrators (Principals and Athletic Directors) througout the entire school year. John begins his fourth year at the helm of the State CIF’s third largest section offices within the California Interscholastic Federation, or, as better known by its initials, C.I.F.
Without giving away too much of our interview, it’s enough to say that we cover some very important, as well as interesting topics, among which are: Goals for 2017-2018, the newly created “open” divisioning process, the addition of cheer as a new Spring sport, concussion protocol, current transfer policy, hardship rule, school-site decision making, and several more.
Lastly, as a background note, Commissioner Aguirre is a native son of Boyle Heights who attended Lorena St. Elementary, Griffith Jr. High and Garfield. As a college student, he then attended East L.A. College and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiolgy and his teaching credential at Cal St. Univ. L.A. John continued his educational pursuits by earning his Masters Degree and Administrative Credential from Cal St. Univ. Dominguez Hills. He would later become a Public School Administrator as Dean of Students at Roosevelt HS. He taught at Bell Gardens HS, San Gabriel HS, Garfield HS, and Carson HS. He was also the Head Varsity Football Coach at both Garfield and Carson.
Note #2 From The Editor: We’ve just added the Commissioner’s Welcome Letter for 2017-2018 to all L.A. City Section Member Schools to our posting. You can find it in our photo gallery just below.
To see the weekly game results of your favorite school the entire year, we encourage our viewers to go to the L.A. City Section’s website by clicking here and then bookmarking it into your favorite device. You can also access them on their social media platforms by clicking here as well. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Videography & Photo Gallery Credits: Erik Sarni, EastLASportsScene.Com