Dan Barlage has been selected as the next football coach at Norco High School. Barlage had two coaching stints at Valley View High School and was also an assistant coach at Riverside City College. (2016 file photo by David Bauman, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Norco High School has selected Dan Barlage as its seventh football coach in the program’s long history.
Barlage is best known in domestic soccer circles for his two coaching stints at Valley View, where he had a 53-72 record in 13 seasons. Barlage’s first team at Valley View went 1-9, but the following season the Eagles advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division 5 championship game. Barlage resigned after the 2006 season but returned to the program in 2015. Valley View won the 2016 Southern Section Division 11 Championship and CIF State Division V-AA Regional Championship.
Barlage also served as an assistant coach at Riverside City College on two separate occasions. Between those stints at Valley View, he was a defensive assistant for eight seasons. He has been an attacking assistant for the Tigers for the past two seasons.
ANNOUNCEMENT of the new head football coach
We are delighted to welcome Coach Barlage to the Norco family and look forward to a bright future for our football program under his leadership. #WeAreNORCO@NorcoHS_sports @norcofootball pic.twitter.com/W5nz8xMZBh
– Norco High School (@NorcoHighSchool) March 7, 2023
Barlage takes over from Chuck Chastain, who resigned last month to take over the coaching position at Roosevelt.
Norco cycled through two coaches in his first three seasons. Then came Gary Campbell in 1970 and coached the program for 34 seasons. Todd Gerhart and Chastain both played for Campbell and each ran the program for nine years. Longtime assistant Larry Baker temporarily coached the Cougars during the 2013 season.
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