LA Times reporting Jim Benkert leaving Westlake for Oaks Christian

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by Jeff Fisher

Oaks Christian Lions footballEric Sondheimer of the LA Times is reporting that Oaks Christian will announce Thursday that Jim Benkert will become an associate head coach.  Benkert has been the head coach at nearby Westlake High since 1989.

Sondheimer’s story says that Benkert will become a co-head coach with Bill Redell.

Benkert overall record at Westlake is 226-86-5 that included an appearance in the 2011 CIF Open Division Bowl Championship game where the Warriors lost to De La Salle 35-0.  You can watch highlights from that game below, plus listen to my interview with Coach Benkert on High School Football America’s radio prior to the championship game.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.