Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Tanner Farwell as the new Offensive Coordinator for the Citrus College Football program. Farwell comes to the Owls after spending two successful seasons at Los Angeles Valley College, and takes over for former offensive coordinator Gary Watkins who stepped down to accept a position in San Diego to be closer to his family.
"What makes me excited about becoming the Offensive Coordinator here at Citrus College is the opportunity to work for [Head] Coach [Ron] Ponciano. I believe will help me grow as a person and as a coach," Farwell said. "I truly believe Citrus College is a special place, and I am extremely excited about the chance we have here to grow as a football team and become a highly competitive and physical football program for years to come."
Farwell spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons on the sideline for the Monarchs at LA Valley College helping guide them to a 20-2 record and a pair of bowl victories. Farwell served as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator for a program that at the end of the 2016 season, had won 15 straight games and the American Division Championship.
Farwell prepped for four seasons at Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta. Farwell was named a team captain for his junior and senior seasons and was named a 1st team All-Area honoree at center. After Crescenta Valley, Farwell headed to Glendale College where he was a two-year starter and earned National Division All-Conference honors at the center position. From there, Farwell earned a scholarship to Southern Oregon University where he closed out his football career.
"My vision for our offense will be based on the quote, "Do your job!". As the offensive coordinator it is my job to make sure our offense will be precise in our execution on and off the field, regardless of the environment and situation. This will happen only from our attention to detail in everything we do as an offense," Farwell said. "I have been blessed to be work and learn under four different offensive coordinators in the last five years. All of them were extremely talented, smart, and good at their jobs. I think there will be a variety of those influences in our offense. No matter what, I expect us to be a very physical and aggressive offense that doesn't look at the scoreboard, but rather plays each play as it has a history of its own."
Farwell's coaching career began at his alma mater, Southern Oregon, where he served as an assistant offensive line coach. In that season, the Raiders finished 9-3 and led every single level of college football with 7,704 yards of offense, averaging 52.8 points per game, and 642 yards a game. From there, Farwell spent two seasons at his other alma mater, Glendale College. While with the Vaqueros, Farwell served as the offensive line and tight ends coach, and in his second season with the program, Glendale went 9-2 and finished 3rd in the State of California in rushing yards.
"Tanner is a great addition to our staff," said Citrus College Head Football Coach Ron Ponciano. "His experience, youth, and excitement about the game will be a great fit with our program."