Freddie is already starting to wonder about Northview …

Freddie “Look Ahead” Robledo is already starting to wonder about the now-vacant Northview job. He’s got some interesting names. It’s probably way too early to get a feel for candidates, but Freddie’s trying and so should you.

  • Joe Amat

    While candidates from within the Covina-Valley School District from the Northview, Covina, and South Hills staffs might get an early look, I’m going to throw out an out-of-district candidate that has to be considered a leading candidate if he wants the job. Brandon Rohrer, from La Puente HS.

    First, knowing that the teaching jobs in Covina are tenuous at best, it will be a chore for Principle Sims at Northview to pull in some favors. After negotiating with the Distrct Office to obtain some latitude, a call that I’m sure was the next one already made was to Brandon Rohrer at La Puente. I think Sims was a teacher/coach at Glendora when Rohrer was a student-athlete there and probably developed a pretty good relationship.

    When Los Altos first opened up I figured that BR wouldn’t want to leave after doing such a good job at LP in only one year – although being an “in-district” candidate would have made sense. He may also not have wanted to step into the hornets nest that is Los Altos and just decided to finish the job at LP. However, in light of the recent Academic issues at La Puente (as reported in the Trib http://www.sgvtribune.com/rds_search/ci_14636683#ixzz0iGZVfjUC) it puts him in an entirely different situation. As one of the school that may have to shut down or drastically restructure after being listed among the state’s bottom 5 percent of schools he could be facing the same type of job-insecurity at LP that Arrellanes faced at NV.

    I’d look for Sims to lobby the District for a teaching position (and Districts have a little wiggle-room for special situations) then influence Rohrer to consider the transition. Sims had a short stint as an Administrator at Baldwin Park before taking the better position at Northview – a transition not too different than Rohrer would make, so he can use himself as an example of moving up.

  • Joe Amat

    While candidates from within the Covina-Valley School District from the Northview, Covina, and South Hills staffs might get an early look, I’m going to throw out an out-of-district candidate that has to be considered a leading candidate if he wants the job. Brandon Rohrer, from La Puente HS.

    First, knowing that the teaching jobs in Covina are tenuous at best, it will be a chore for Principle Sims at Northview to pull in some favors. After negotiating with the Distrct Office to obtain some latitude, a call that I’m sure was the next one already made was to Brandon Rohrer at La Puente. I think Sims was a teacher/coach at Glendora when Rohrer was a student-athlete there and probably developed a pretty good relationship.

    When Los Altos first opened up I figured that BR wouldn’t want to leave after doing such a good job at LP in only one year – although being an “in-district” candidate would have made sense. He may also not have wanted to step into the hornets nest that is Los Altos and just decided to finish the job at LP. However, in light of the recent Academic issues at La Puente (as reported in the Trib http://www.sgvtribune.com/rds_search/ci_14636683#ixzz0iGZVfjUC) it puts him in an entirely different situation. As one of the school that may have to shut down or drastically restructure after being listed among the state’s bottom 5 percent of schools he could be facing the same type of job-insecurity at LP that Arrellanes faced at NV.

    I’d look for Sims to lobby the District for a teaching position (and Districts have a little wiggle-room for special situations) then influence Rohrer to consider the transition. Sims had a short stint as an Administrator at Baldwin Park before taking the better position at Northview – a transition not too different than Rohrer would make, so he can use himself as an example of moving up.

  • John Kennedy

    Can I throw TQ (Todd Quinsey) into the coaching mix? As most vikings know , he is back in the area. He was the head coach before Arellanes. Had competitive teams before trying his hand up in Oregon.
    A former 3 sport star at Northview,he has been coached by Podley and Rice (Both very successful area coaches. He has the head coaching experience which is needed for the job at hand.

  • Viking

    Quinsey is a name that keeps coming up for open jobs in the area. He would be a great fit for any program. If memory serves me correctly he has coached with Gano at LA. Won a CIF ring there, coached with Podley and Zernikow. I know Quinsey is a great x’s on o’s guy. Kids love playing for him, admin loves him to. I hope he will be back on the NV sidelines soon.

  • viking vet

    being a former player for Quinsey, yea right. Dont bring him back, playing for him that guy doesnt know discipline or even how to yell. Put Perez up there, Marcel Perez. When he first came and ran our hell week, now that was hard working and he pushed us

  • Covina valley fan

    just want to suggest Mike Ryan of South Hills HS. He already has a teaching job and was an excellent coach at SHHS.

  • John Kennedy

    Aram,
    What’s the inside scope at Northview? Seems a few of the logical choices have either not been asked or have already turned the job down.
    After all of the welcomed insight in to the Los Altos search, you must now be following the NV search.

  • Raging Cajun

    Hey Fred you and I both know ex Pomona coach Johnny Brown is a great candidate for this job he’s highly energized and a great defensive mastermind also will take Northview back to there great defensive ways.