Norco High School hires Dan Barlage to lead football head coach

Barlage is a familiar name in the football community, mainly due to his coaching tenures at Valley View. He spent 13 seasons at the school and amassed a record of 53-72 during his time there.

Dan Barlage has been selected as the new football coach for Norco High School, becoming the seventh coach in the program’s history. In the Inland football community, Barlage is best known for his coaching stints at Valley View, where he spent a total of 13 seasons and compiled a record of 53-72.

Although Barlage’s first season at Valley View resulted in a 1-9 record, the following year saw significant improvement as the Eagles made it to the CIF Southern Section’s Division 5 championship game. After stepping down in 2006, Barlage returned to Valley View in 2015, and in 2016, he helped lead the team to victory in the Southern Section’s Division 11 championship and the CIF State Division V-AA regional championship.

Apart from his time at Valley View, Barlage has also served as an assistant coach at Riverside City College on two separate occasions. In total, he worked for the Tigers for eight seasons as a defensive assistant and the past two seasons as an offensive assistant.

Chuck Chastain, who previously served as the coach, resigned last month to take on a coaching position at Roosevelt, and Dan Barlage will be taking over the position.

Norco High School had two coaches during its initial three seasons. In 1970, Gary Campbell became the head coach, and he stayed with the program for 34 seasons. After Campbell’s departure, both Todd Gerhart and Chuck Chastain took on the role of head coach for nine years each. During the 2013 season, Larry Baker, a long-serving assistant, acted as the interim coach for the Cougars.

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