Los Altos has found its man. Jim Arellanes, who was Northview’s coach the past four seasons, accepted an offer Friday afternoon to be the next coach at Los Altos.
Arellanes denied Tribune reports earlier this week that he was the front-runner for the job and had interviewed on Monday. Arellanes stated he had no new interest in the job since posting the following message on his Facebook account back in late January: “Not going to be the next coach at Los Altos! Stop the rumors people”.
Aram’s take: If you’re a Los Altos fan you have to be pleased. The process appeared to be taking you straight toward some guy who was an assistant somewhere with no head coaching experience. Interestingly, Arellanes and Wilson coach Brian Zavala are good friends as Zavala coached alongside Arellanes at Rosemead and El Rancho (I think) and was Arellanes’ defensive coordinator at Northview before taking the Wilson job. Now they’ll be arch enemies at least one night a year when The Wheel is on the line. This may also stop Los Altos from losing kids to either Amat, Workman, Wilson or LP. Then again, winning and not any coach, is probably a good cure for that.