Rob Wigod turned 52 Friday, the same day the CIF Southern Section named him as its new commissioner.
Wigod will take over as commissioner of the largest section in the state that runs high school athletics on Aug. 2 for Jim Staunton, who is retiring after 11 years on the job. Wigod will be the ninth commissioner in the section's history.
For almost 40 years, Wigod has been involved with the section as a player, coach and administrator. He is currently an assistant commissioner. The last 10 years he has spent them as the section's administrator for football, wrestling and baseball, and at one time he was in charge of girls' water polo, swimming and diving.