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Football: Croson convinces Gideon to come out of retirement

May 25, 2009 |  3:17 pm

Former Birmingham football Coach Ed Croson is slowly building his staff at West Hills Chaminade, and one of his accomplishments is convincing former UCLA lineman Aron Gideon to come out of coaching retirement to coach the Eagles' offensive line.

Gideon coached the offensive line at Cal State Northridge and also served as an assistant at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He has been a teacher at Chaminade but declined to coach while raising his family.

"It's huge," Croson said of Gideon's hiring. "It took four months of bugging him."

Croson still hasn't hired a defensive coordinator.

-- Eric Sondheimer