Former St. John Bosco coach Kiki Mendoza, who along with his staff was fired this offseason, is the frontrunner for the vacant Los Altos job.
The school has reportedly conducted interviews recently with Mendoza being among those interviewed, according to the source.
Felipe Aguilar, who took over for Greg Gano two seasons ago, resigned after going 4-16.
Aram’s take: Ahh yes, my first of many Aram takes. After all, you don’t just want the news. So here goes. Uh, I have a feeling that the Los Altos job may look more appealing to outsiders than locals. I mean, imagine you’ve been in a cave (or Bellflower) for the past few years. You hear Los Altos and you think Gano, DeSpain, Cody, Harwell. But it’s not the same place. From administration to talent pool. And I could also see why a veteran coach might think “The kid (Aguilar) just didn’t know what he was doing. I can get this back on track.”
But still, Mendoza would be a name hire and that would be pretty cool for the area. More to come … (this is a very tough situation to follow, which might tell you what part of the problem is currently at LA).