MCAA 510 Principles of Coaching and Leadership
MCAA 591 Athletic Director Institute
Rob Wigod grew up in Long Beach, California and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. After high school, Rob matriculated to California State University, Long Beach graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. While at CSULB, Rob began coaching football at Wilson High School and realized he wanted to become an educator. In 1983, he earned his Secondary Schools Teaching Credential and began teaching in the Long Beach Unified School District, first at Herbert Hoover Middle School for one year and then Lakewood Senior High School for 14 years. At Lakewood High School, Rob taught U.S. Government, U.S. History and Criminal/Civil Law, while also coaching Varsity Football, Varsity Baseball and serving as Boys Athletic Director.
In August, 1988, during the time he worked at Lakewood High School, Rob earned his Masters Degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University.
After 15 years in the Long Beach Unified School District, Rob accepted the position of Head Baseball Coach and Boys Athletic Director at Los Alamitos High School, where he also taught U.S. Government. In his two years there, the Griffins were Sunset League Baseball Champions both years and advanced to the C.I.F. Southern Section Baseball Playoffs, reaching the Quarterfinals and Semifinals. Rob was selected as Orange County Baseball Coach of the Year by the Orange County Register and the L.A. Times, Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Coach of the Year and Sunset League Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000.
In August, 2000, Rob became an Assistant Commissioner for the C.I.F. Southern Section, the organization that oversees all of the high school sports programs for over 570 public and private high schools throughout Southern California. Rob just finished his 9th year working for the C.I.F. where his primary responsibilities are managing football, wrestling and baseball, while also working with student eligibility and sports officials.
Rob began teaching in the Concordia University Masters Degree Program in Coaching and Athletic Administration in the spring semester of the 2006-07 academic year. He currently teaches MCAA 510, Principles of Coaching and Leadership, MCAA 591, the Athletic Director Institute and MCAA 595, the Culminating Project where he has served as a graduate advisor for several students who have completed their Portfolios and earned their Masters Degrees.