[With the fall sports just around the corner and the football summer practices now underway, we at the Los Angeles Sports Journal will bring you interviews with all fifteen high school and junior college coaches on the westside throughout the month of July.
Fifth in our series is a conversation with St. Bernard head coach John Bibb.]
When John Bibb took over as St Bernard football coach back in the middle of the summer two years ago, the catholic school’s athletics program was in chaos.
Larry Muno had resigned as head coach after leading the team to an undefeated regular season and a Del Rey League title. The sudden departure saw football players leave the school in droves forced St Bernard to cancel varsity football for the year and only play a JV schedule.
The man who is known as “Coach ‘Bama”, never seemed to let the setback affect him.
St Bernard went undefeated against other JV teams in 2012 and when varsity football returned last year, the Vikings were a surprising 5-5.
Now in his third year season, Bibb envisions the return of the team’s to their former glory.
That is helped with the return of senior quarterback Steven Chavez along with offensive weapons Malik Crenshaw and Kyle Harris. The trio could have St Bernard contending for a Del Rey League title which should be an easier path as LaSalle, Mary Star of the Sea, and Bosco Tech are no longer in the conference.
Below is Bibb’s interview about his thoughts on the upcoming season.