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Carson Names Replacements for Vollnogle

Carson High has announced that assistant coaches Jim D’Amore and Marty Blankenship will succeed retiring Gene Vollnogle as co-coaches of the football team next season.

Vollnogle, 60, has coached Carson since the school opened in 1963, guiding the Colts to nine L.A. City titles and 13 league championships. He will be seeking an unprecedented 10th City title Friday night against Banning.

D’Amore is the Colts’ longtime defensive coordinator and Blankenship is linebacker coach.

Vollnogle said early this season that he would recommend that D’Amore and Blankenship take his place in order to maintain the program’s continuity.

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