La Salle Athletic Director to Step Down in June

Photo courtesy Eric Danielson La Salle Athletic Director Anthony Harris (left), pictured with boys’ basketball coach Mike Lynch and former Lancer Christian Oyie-Little, announced he will be leaving La Salle in June after seven years.
Photo courtesy Eric Danielson
La Salle Athletic Director Anthony Harris (left), pictured with boys’ basketball coach Mike Lynch and former Lancer Christian Oyie-Little, announced he will be leaving La Salle in June after seven years.

After seven years at the helm of La Salle High School sports, Anthony Harris recently announced he will be resigning from the position of athletic director in June.
“As I look back on the last seven years at La Salle, I am pleased with my work,” Harris wrote in an email. “In addition, I have checked every box on the athletic strategic plan presented to me by La Salle in 2011 and the overall success of the program under my guidance speaks for itself. With all that being said, now is a good time to move on to seeking new opportunities and challenges. I have learned a ton at La Salle and I will take that with me into my next challenge.”
Under Harris, La Salle has won 18 CIF Southern Section team and individual championships and 36 league crowns.
The future is uncertain for Harris at the moment, but he is open to working at another high school or college. He also has thought about starting his own business.
Harris came from North Hollywood Campbell Hall in the summer of 2011 and made an immediate impact with successful hires. He brought on volleyball coach Tiare Tuitama, who guided the program to two CIF-SS championships and its most successful season ever last fall. The Lancers advanced to the CIF State Southern Regional final, a feat no other team accomplished.
He also hired Russell Gordon, who guided a struggling program to two league championships. Freedom McCullough and Mike Lynch also did the same when brought on to coach the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, respectively. McCullough turned the girls’ program around instantly, and Lynch guided the boys to their first CIF-SS championship game in decades.
“I’d like to think that I have a knack for hiring quality head coaches,” Harris said. “Fortunately, I have created a plethora of relationships with quality coaches in this industry for many years. I have called on some of those relationships to join me at La Salle as head coaches. Those coaches came in and created winning programs just as I thought they would which made me look good. It takes a talented team of coaches and staff to meet your goals in an athletic department.”
Harris also helped revamp La Salle athletics with a new logo and website.
“I am proud of my work and accomplishments at La Salle,” Harris said. “I believe my legacy at La Salle to be one that resembles a creative, passionate and hard-working leader that inspired those around him to be their best on a daily basis. I am proud to have left a footprint at La Salle that produced phenomenal new facilities, a cutting edge brand for athletics, consistent success in most sports and student-athletes that enjoyed their experience participating in the athletic program during my time of leadership.”

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