Pierce Football Adds Two More Coaches to Staff

Two months after hiring Bob Enger to resurrect its football program, Pierce College has nearly completed its coaching staff.

Glenn Bell and Rick Minyard are the latest of six assistants who have been hired in the past month. Bell will coach defensive backs and Minyard will coach quarterbacks.

Pierce also has offered an assistant’s position to Richard Rigali, a former line coach at Westchester High. Rigali, a Culver City policeman, is expected to make a decision during the week.

Bell, 40, has not coached football the past two seasons. He was varsity coach at Dorsey High from 1982-85, and before that he was coach of the Palisades High B team and an assistant at Compton High.


Bell played football for Enger at East Los Angeles College, where he was a defensive back and wide receiver for two seasons.

Minyard, 28, is making a return to Pierce, where he served one season as a volunteer assistant for Jim Fenwick, the football coach at Pierce before the program was eliminated in May, 1986.

Minyard played quarterback for Pierce as a sophomore in 1977 before transferring to Cal State Northridge, where he played quarterback as a junior and split time between quarterback and strong safety as a senior.

Pierce had won three consecutive Southern California Conference titles before budget cuts forced the elimination of the football program.