New Head Football Coach - Rudy Ramirez

Bell Gardens Football New Head Coach - Rudy Ramirez

Coach Hector Novoa stepped down as our Head Coach for personal reasons, and has the full support of Bell Gardens High School.  We are truly grateful for his dedication to the BG Football Program and we wish him the very best.  

Rudy Ramirez, Assistant Head Coach,  has been promoted to Head coach of the Bell Gardens Lancers Football Program. Ramirez graduated from Bell Gardens High School In 1990 and was a two time All Whitmont League player in 1988 & 1989. He was named Whitmont League MVP in 1989. He was the first BG running back to be named back-to-back All CIF in 1988 and 1989. 

Coach Ramirez got into the coaching business in 2005 as the founder and president of the Bell Gardens youth football program. He held this position until  2013 when he began coaching at Bishop Amat HS in La Puente. He worked with the DB’s, RB’s and was the Offensive coordinator for the Freshman team. After three seasons with the freshman team, he was promoted to the JV staff as RB coach and Offensive coordinator.

Coach Ramirez, along with other BG alumni including Coach Novoa, made the move to Bell Gardens High School. He was assigned as the Assistant Head coach along with Offensive Line, Wide Receivers, and the special Teams coordinator. He was a big asset to why the program had success in two seasons and the first CIF Football title in the school history. 

Ramirez gives credit to a few people that made him the coach today. Former BG coach Dave Newell for teaching him the game. Bishop Amat Coach Steve Haggerty, giving him his first HS coaching opportunity and the knowledge of coaching. To his friend and colleague Coach Hector Nova, showing him the importance of giving back to the Bell gardens Community.  

Ramirez is married to Angie Ramirez, also a Lancer from the class of 1989. They both raised four amazing young children and are proud of their success. Ramirez is a Full time employee for LAUSD . 

When it was asked what it meant to him to be the head coach at Bell Gardens, he had a few words to say. “I am honored and proud to be named the Head Coach at Bell Gardens, my alma mater. I am looking forward, along with my staff,  to continue the standards that were set before us by Coach Newell, Coach Ramos, Coach Beltran, Coach Novoa. “

The Lancers are in good hands.