PERSONAL

Mr. Gideon grew up in the city of Covina, attending Bishop Amat High School.  He lettered in football, baseball, and wrestling for the Lancers.  After graduating in 1988, he attended UCLA where he earned his Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Teaching Credential.  He also played and coached football for the Bruins.  Gideon met his college sweetheart at UCLA and later married her, the former Laura Ramsden-McAnally. They live in West Hills with their son Christian who attends Chaminade High School (Class of 2019) and Faith who attends Chaminade Middle School (Class of 2022).

MR. ARON GIDEON (agideon@chaminade.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS PROGRAM

As Founder and Director of the Eagle Business Program, Mr. Gideon created the Business Economics and the Global Economic Leadership (GEL) classes.  Opportunities for students to explore various aspects of business operations are provided both in and out of the classroom.  You can learn more about the history of our program, including performance at past competitions, under the History tab above.  

ATHLETICS

Mr. Gideon is currently the Assistant Head Varsity Football Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Defensive Line Coach.  He began coaching for Ed Croson in 2009  He was Special Teams Coordinator and Tight Ends coach for Chaminade during the 2013 season, when they beat Serra for the school's first CIF Championship and went on to win the first State Championship in school history. Coach Gideon has also served as Chaminade's varsity running backs coach and offensive line coach.

 

While attending Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, Mr. Gideon won the CIF Heavyweight Wrestling Championship.  He also played football and baseball for the Lancers.  In 1988, he was named scholar-athlete of the year and was inducted into Bishop Amat's Athletics Hall of Fame.

 

Gideon was a walk-on football player at UCLA, who later earned a scholarship playing offensive line. His story was referenced in Chaminade graduate Tim Lavin's book "Walk On U".  Mr. Gideon was named the Bruins Team Captain and Most Valuable Senior Offensive Player in 1992 after starting for three seasons.

 

He began his coaching career with the Bruins in 1994 and served as a graduate assistant coach of defense and special teams through 1995. In 1996, he joined St. Mary's College in Moraga as Offensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coach. He also coached Offensive Line at CSUN in 1997 and 1998. Mr. Gideon became a high school teacher in 1999. Since then, he has taught Business, Economics, Government, Math, Sociology, and World Geography while spending one season as Defensive Line Coach and Specials Teams Coordinator for Notre Dame High School. 

TEACHING

This is Mr. Gideon's 12th year teaching at Chaminade and his 18th year of serving as a high school teacher.  Previously, he was a Division I college football coach for 5 years.  Mr. Gideon currently teaches World Geography (9th grade) and Global Economic Leadership (11th and 12th grades).  He has also taught AP Macroeconomics, Business Economics, US Government and Politics, Sociology, and Math.  

National Champions!

National Champions!

Holding National Championship awards at National Headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C.

Game Team at Stub Hub Center

Game Team at Stub Hub Center

The night we became Football State Champions!

Winners of SoCal Championships

Winners of SoCal Championships

In 2009, Higher Grounds Cafe won several awards, including Student Company of the Year.

At National Mall in Washington D.C.

At National Mall in Washington D.C.

During the week we traveled for the National Company of the Year Competition.

Fair Trade Festival

Fair Trade Festival

Speaking about Fair Trade practices and the experience of Higher Grounds Cafe

CIF Champions!

CIF Champions!

After beating Serra on a last second field goal to become the first CIF football champions in school history.

National Rank

National Rank

at the end of the 2013 season

Ready

Ready

With Ron Carragher

With Ron Carragher

Coach Carragher (current Head Coach at San Jose State) and Coach Gideon started at UCLA.

At City Hall

At City Hall

The team was recognized by Mitch Englander.

The Ring

The Ring

Staff of the Year

Staff of the Year

Coach Croson and his staff were named CA Staff of the Year in 2013

With Sauter

With Sauter

Gideon coached Sauter in 1997. Coach Sauter was one of the greatest.

State Champions

State Champions

At the Stub Hub Center after winning the first state championship in school history.

Daily News Team Photo

Daily News Team Photo

CIF Champs

CIF Champs

On the Sidelines

On the Sidelines

with Head Coach Ed Croson

2013 Varsity Team

2013 Varsity Team