Source: Former St. John Bosco coach the frontrunner for Los Altos job …

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).

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  • whitey

    welcome back Aram,…….. maybe Mendoza says the drop all the way down to DVII is a piece of cake, I went .500 playing against Loyola(non league) , Servite, Mater Dei, Orange Lu…………now I’m competing against HH Wilson et al…………….

  • SGV football

    Ok Aram, whats the take on the Amat QB situation, from your perspective?

  • Thanks, Whitey. I think you’re probably right and those thoughts are crossing his mind. You would think LA would jump at the chance to get this guy. But you never know the logistics involved.

    SGV football,

    To answer your question, I’d be only going off what I’ve heard. Fred tells me Ruiz is outstanding and has to be the guy next year. But I’m reserving judgment until I see the Lancers throw.

  • whitey

    Aram, it’s Ruiz or bust, personally, I think he’ll be fine, better than Jerry Mac too, who was as good as any QB in the SGV this year, which isn’t a real big endorsement, but he was very consistent and a total team player/leader………..


    WO WO WO, please dont start the name jacking, I’ve been SGV FOOTBALL on Freds blog and will continue to be SGV FOOTBALL on Arams blog.

  • SGV Football

    If Ruiz moves to QB there is no way he plays Defense and surely not even he can throw the ball to himself-at least not with any kind of consistency(Ha,Ha). I don’t think they can afford to lose him on Defense.

  • SGVfootball part II or LANCE

    Ha, Ha, Ha…There are alot of name hiesters out there. Sorry SGV FOOTBALL from Fred’s Blog. I will try to secure a different name to alleviate any future confusion…”LANCE”. I still think R. Ruiz needs to be on the defensive side of the ball though. And what about the receiving corps without a possession receiver like Ruiz???

  • Right on!


    You are dead on when you mention the situation at LA. Felipe just happened to run into a bad turning point at the school. While people want to think, “It’s Los Altos…they have a ton of tradition!” The reality is that the biggest changes have been the two things that you mentioned….administration and talent. The new admininstration (principal to be specific and loss of Roberts and Pearson) is completely lost and has changed/ruined the campus and school spirit. Not to mention, the talent pool in the sgv is hurting to say the least.

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