In his civilian career, Chief Warrant Officer 5 La Sala is a 35-year educator with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Currently, he is a Teacher and the Director of Athletics at Belmont High School in Los Angeles, California. His adjunct campus duties include past Chairman of the Shared Decision Making Council, past President of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Los Angeles City Section Board of Managers and he is a past representative having served on the state CIF Federated Council for high school athletics. In April of 2019, he was the recipient of the LAUSD Top Educator Sal Castro Award. Furthermore, since 1999, he has served on the admissions staff of United States Naval Academy (USNA) as a Blue and Gold Officer.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of second award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Naval Parachutist Badge. He is married to the former Carol Antonia Cracchiolo of Carson, California.