Pioneer Valley names John Beck new head football coach

Posted at 12:07 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 03:23:49-04

John Beck has been hired as the new head football coach at Pioneer Valley High School, the district announced Tuesday morning. He replaces former Pioneer Valley head coach John Ruiz.

Beck has been coaching football for 17 years, most recently at Arroyo Grande High School as a defensive coordinator. In 2015, as the head coach at Arrowhead Christian Academy, Beck led his squad to the CIF Championship game against Nipomo.

“I am truly blessed to have been offered this position,’’ Beck said in a press release. “The administration, the staff ,and myself will work tirelessly to ensure that we create a program that everyone in the community will be proud to support for many years to come.’’

Pioneer Valley athletic director Jeff Monteiro added, “Our goal is for John to help Pioneer Valley football return to being a consistent competitor in the CCAA league. John was the best fit for our school; he has already met with and started to work with our current returning coaches.”

Beck takes over a Panthers squad that finished 6-5 overall last season, took second in the Ocean League, and qualified for the CIF Central Section playoffs. PV was defeated in the first round by Stockdale.