Gavin Pachot is the choice as the new Redlands East Valley High football coach. The Redlands Unified School board will vote to approve the hire on Tuesday, May 25, said REV principal Robert Clarey by email.

“That is correct,” Clarey wrote. “Gavin is already a district employee so the process is simpler.”

Pachot is best known for being the coach at Rialto High for four seasons, a run that ended in 2013 when he resigned.

Rialto went 24-20 and made the playoffs three times under Pachot after going a combined 11-69 in the eight years before he got there.

He was also the offensive coordinator at San Gorgonio in 2018 when the Spartans won section and CIF-Southern California titles. His son Jordan Pachot quarterbacked that team, throwing for 4,424 yards and 41 touchdowns that season.

Pachot will replace Rich Lunsford as the coach at REV. Lunsford resigned after going 1-4 this spring and 8-18 in three seasons with the Wildcats. His 2018 team went 7-4.

“I’m excited beyond belief,” Pachot said. “It’s a great opportunity and the school and the district and community are  hungry for a winner. The team went 7-4 a few years ago. The program just hit some rough road last year and I’m here to smooth it out.”

Pachot has had an array of assistant coaching jobs throughout his career and is a 1989 graduate of Fontana High.