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Welcoming Robert Tucker, LAVC's New Head Football Coach

LAVC welcomes Robert Tucker, who has recently started as the college's head football coach and is a kinesiology department instructor. 

Welcoming Robert Tucker, LAVC's New Head Football Coach

The LAVC Athletics and Kinesiology Departments have recently hired Robert Tucker as the new full-time head football coach for the LAVC Monarchs Football Team. He will also be teaching Kinesiology classes as part of his full-time faculty position. 

Tucker, who has a winning record of success—both domestically and internationally, comes to Valley College from West Hills College-Colinga. As its head football coach, he lead the team to be the Northern California Football Conference's (NCFC) co-conference champs last year. His team, which had a 2-8 record the year prior to his arrival, held its best record in school history (10-1) and hosted the college's first bowl game since 1982. For his efforts, Robert was named the Co-Coach of the Year.

Most recently, Tucker was the defensive coordinator for the Team USA National Football Team, which took home the gold medal at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship this summer.

"We are very excited to have Robert at Valley College," said Jim Fenwick, athletics director. "We hope that his arrival will bring back stability, and he will help us develop into a more respectful Football program."

His prior football experience includes being the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at the University of Sioux Falls, the director of football operations at the University of Colorado-Boulder, the defensive back coach and recruiting coordinator for Boise State University, and the teamwork coordinator for the University of Oregon. Tucker also served as the head coach for the Les Molosses D'Asnieres (American football) club, which was the vice-champions of France, and he was a defensive coordinator for the French national American football team in 2011.

"I am excited to be here," said Tucker. "I plan to build off a solid football tradition. Our program will be based on 'good people' with a stong set of core values. I expect all of our players to excel academically, be competitive, and give back to our community."

He holds a master's degree in physical education from Idaho State, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Willamette University in Oregon. 


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 8/26/2015 7:00:10 PM