The following is my opinion of the four candidates Temple City should strongly pursue or consider. I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA if any of these guys are A. Looking for a new gig and B. Interested/going to apply at Temple City. I’m just doing my best to give back to my alma mater, even though it wants no piece. Too bad! If I had to endure two years of Spanish under Senor ApRoberts, then you have to endure my takes. (Special thanks to Senor ApRoberts for passing me when we all know it could’ve gone either way.) …
Here’s the buzz: TC’s next coach must re-institute the shaved-head policy.
In no particular order …
Brian Mustain — I was absolutely horrified when I saw pics of TC’s practices last August and the kids had HAIR!!!! Are you kidding me? Shaved heads used to be mandatory on all levels for Temple City football. Mustain would change that. I know he would. OK, anyway, now might be the time to strike while the iron’s hot for Coach Mustain. The job he did with San Dimas’ defense led directly to a CIF title. Can his stock be any higher than it is right now? Probably not. Mustain knows the drill at TC having played there. Aram’s vibe: If Mustain wants it, he’s got it.
Brian Zavala — Zavala is currently the coach at Wilson, but don’t tell me he wouldn’t jump for a chance to coach where he played. Like Mustain, Zavala knows the TC history well. There’s absolutely no indication that Zavala is even interested … but this would be about as perfect a fit as Mustain. Interestingly, though, I don’t think Zavala or Mustain ever coached at TC. I could be wrong, and if I am I’m sure some caring commenter will correct me. Aram’s vibe: Zavala’s interested. He’d also make them shave their heads.
Scott Morrsison — I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again, Coach Morrison’s personality fits TC perfectly. He’s already coached at a big-time school like Damien. He runs a tight ship, which is something Temple City prides itself on. Discipline. Fundamentals. Grit … all the reasons why Aram was not a good Temple City football player. But that’s why Morrison would thrive there. Anyway, I don’t understand what all the criticism of Morrison is about. He’s a very good coach. Aram’s vibe: I can already hear all the TC honks now, “But he’s not one of us!” What in the name of Bill Donner is going on around there? You already ran off two of you (Mooney and Backus). Well maybe not you, but the people who represent you. I think Morrison is looking and TC should be so lucky. He’d also make them shave their heads.
Erick Escamilla – What Coach Escamilla did at South El Monte speaks for itself. From what I hear, Coach Escamilla is looking to put the big headset on again. Look, the guy gave South El Monte some of the best seasons the Eagles will probably ever have. So why couldn’t he at the very least keep TC locked in that range of good, but not great? Aram’s vibe: Coach Escamilla will get a long look.