Northview football coach Jim Arellanes shot down reports Tuesday that he’s the front-runner for the vacant Los Altos position and that the job is his if he wants it.
Sources told the Tribune Tuesday that Arellanes is in fact the front-runner for the job and the two sides have been in contact since former St. John Bosco coach Kiki Mendoza turned down the Los Altos job last week.
Arellanes shot down rumors that he was interested in the Los Altos job on his Facebook page in late January, saying “Not going to be the next coach at Los Altos! Stop the rumors people”. He says his position has not changed.
Arellanes has been the head coach at Northview since 2006. He had assistant coaching stints at Rosemead and El Rancho prior to that. Northview has gone 21-22 in Arellanes’ four seasons.