UPDATE TO THE UPDATED UPDATE: The race to replace Pasqy: Here’s my list …

UPDATE: D-Ranch coach Roddy Layton says no interest in Glendora job.

UPDATE: Adding new coach to potential list. See Steve Garrison below … AND FOR ANOTHER UPDATE.

Before Mark Pasquarella showed us what we all knew about the potential of Glendora’s football program, the Tartans head varsity football coach job wasn’t as coveted as it is now. So, with Pasqy stepping down, there should be plenty of interest from all over to be the man in charge of The Pride of the Foothills. Some say it’s a one-man race, others, i.e. me, think it may not be that easy. Here’s what I got for good potential. I have no clue if any of these coaches will apply, but let’s have some fun with it.

Steve Garrison: UPDATE: Garrison is no longer an assistant at Damien, he’s actually on staff at San Dimas now coaching tight ends and special teams. I want to thank Robledo for reminding about this one. Garrison really coveted the Glendora job and went for it when Pasquarella got hired. If Coach Garrison is itching to be the head man again somewhere, Glendora would probably be at the top of his list. If Glendora can’t open a teaching position, you can move Garrison right to the top of the list because he’s used to teaching at Monrovia and commuting east along the foothills everyday for practice. Garrison’s body of work at Monrovia speaks for itself and Glendora would be score big time if it got him.

Brandon Rohrer:
Robledo and his sources seem to think Rohrer, a Glendora grad, is the overwhelming favorite. Sounds plausible as Rohrer has done a solid job at La Puente and even has a former Tartans legend on his staff in ex-QB Jacob Crook at LP. But going from LP and the Montview League to Glendora and the Baseline League is a big leap. And would the current veterans on Glendora’s staff want to take orders from somebody half their age? I don’t have the numbers, but I have to think that Rohrer would be the youngest coach in the entire Inland Division. Rohrer’s hiring would usher in a very new era, if it happens. It seems fitting, but it would be a very, very bold move by Glendora’s administration if it happens.

Bill Zernickow:
Coach Z had a pretty legendary athletic career at Glendora as a student. He’s probably done all he can at San Dimas. So wouldn’t it make sense if he takes an even bigger challenge at his alma mater? And with a defensive coordinator like Brian Mustain at his side, those two could more than handle the challenge of stepping up into Baseline League and Inland Division.

Dominic Farrar and Roger Lehigh:
Glendora is just right over the hill from Charter Oak and there’s no doubt that Farrar and Lehigh know just how fruitful the Tartans program can be. But it’s probably longshot since both have designs on staying at CO The Godfather retires. Still, though, if contacted, I think both would listen.

Mike Mooney: Glendora basically is what Temple City used to be, but on a larger scale. So who better to handle the lay of the land than a coach like Mooney? He got a raw deal at San Marino and (almost) everybody knows it. From what I can tell, there are people in high places throughout Glendora’s upper echelon with Temple City ties, so that makes Mooney’s case even better. Does Mooney want to get back into coaching at the high school level? I don’t know, but obviously the situation would have to be right.

Roddy Layton: Yes, Layton is entrenched at Diamond Ranch where he’s become an almost iconic figure, but the Pomona school district isn’t known as one of the worst around for no reason. So, why not try something new if you’re Layton? We all know Layton likes to play the big boys, whether D-Ranch is a big boy itself or not. At Glendora, Layton would be to play against the Baseline League and Inland Division, which is chalk full of coaches and programs he knows quite well. A longshot, sure. But intriguing nonetheless.

Steve Bogan:
I thought there may be something to this, but I called Coach Bogan, whose reaction was “I think they should talk Mark into staying. He’s a great coach and an even greater human being.” Bogan went on to stay that he’s not interested and that he’s come to the realization that South Hills is definitely the place for him.

Jim Arellanes and Brian Zavala:
Yes, it’s a real longshot. But when Arellanes and Zavala were together at Northview, they did some good things. These two are both young. Arellanes knows offense and Zavala knows defense, and they both want back in eventually. So why not here? A packaged deal, no matter who it is, isn’t likely given the current state of teaching jobs, but if somebody at Glendora wanted to gamble, hiring these two could pay off nicely.

Scott Morrison:
Personally, I’ll be stunned if Morrison isn’t coaching at Wilson or Los Altos next season. But, I think his past experience having coached against Glendora puts him in the mix if he does apply. Morrison knows the area well having been at Damien and could use that to his advantage. Like I said, I think Morrison’s next stop is elsewhere in the HLPUSD, but this is a thought.

Brian Mustain: As I said in the Mooney comment, there are Temple City ties in high places at Glendora Unified. So Mustain will be well-known to the powers that be and he certainly has only strengthened his resume while at San Dimas under Coach Z. Mustain has head coaching experience before, so if he applies, he has to be in the mix.

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  • Bribe

    Aram, Whats up with with you and Jim Arellanes and Brian Zavala. Are they paying you under the table to watch their backs. These guys run horrible programs. Glendora would not let these guys run the local car wash on route 66. Maybe you can find them a job at the tribune they probably can maitain a better blog.

  • Tartan

    Coach Zernickow and Mustain???? All I have to say is WOW!!!!! That would be pretty powerful.


  • wow

    I can’t believe you are still backing mooney and claiming he got a raw deal at SM, clearly you have no clue what really happened. Mooney will not be working at another school anytime soon.

  • Something else to ponder…

    Another thing in Rohrer’s favor is his step-dad, Paul Lopez, is the principal at Glendora…hmmmm…

  • Sargents Slaughter

    Zavala knows defense, like he knows how to recruit on the sly. He doesn’t.

  • bbbbb

    Arellanes does not know Offense or defense…….

    That is why he got FIRED……

    do not spread rumors that he knows how to coach …..

    He does not…..

  • Dude

    I seriously think Aram would drop his troucers if one of the coaches on “HIS” list asked him to. I bet he wouldn’t even ask his fellow TC guys to lube up!!! Aram, stop taking yourself so serious, you’re just a sports columnist for the SGV Tribune!!! No one cares about “Aram’s take!”

  • whitey

    Aram, you’re completely 100% clueless if you think Tom Salter would consider coaching Glendora against his brother Tim(upland) they wouldn’t play each other in non-league games, now you think he’d coach against him in a Baseline game where it actually matters? utterly laughable, buy a dog Aram, name him Clue, then at last you’ll have a clue !

  • Mike the Clone

    Will the guy on the “I hate Aram Tangent” go change his diapers……
    Dude your sorry ass multiple postings under bogus AKA’s are getting repetitive and absolutley boring us all to death.Go back to the sandbox and take your toys with ya.

    We get get it, OK. I’m clueless, Aram’s clueless, everyone’s clueless but you, the frecking brain surgeon.


    Go change and go change now……you Chris!!!!!!


    Mike the Clone

  • Just being objective

    First point Coach P did a great job at GHS and his leaving is a loss. Anyone who doesn’t think so is just bent over some nonsense.
    Second point GHS does not have an avaliable teaching spot yet so there are still lots of possiblties on how this may play out like a promotion for Coach P to open up a teaching spot. Let’s not forget that the AD at GHS is the step dad of Rhorer so he is motivated to make this happen.
    Third point if a teaching spot does NOT open up, not many takers will take the job for what will amount to free. This includes Garrison.When Garrison was hot on the job it was because there was a great teaching job attached to it. He may want to be a head coach but I doubt he would do it for free and besides think about why he left Monrovia and compare it to Glendora situation.
    I think the issues embeded in all these points changes the list dramatically.

  • Guess Who

    Just being Objective…..four points
    1. Pasqy did a average job.
    2. Rohers step father is not the AD.
    3. A teaching job will open up as Pasqy moves up or on.
    4. You have no idea of what your talking about

  • Just being objective

    Guess Who
    A couple of more points
    First you can’t read I said ther was NOT a spot yet with more to come.
    Second you need to do your homework about the family afair
    Third you just proved my first point in my last post you sound but hurt and if you think your getting better than P you a fool.

  • @just being objectve

    you need to get your facts straight my friend…the AD @ Glendora is Spengler, not Rohrers step dad..

  • Just being objective

    Don’t be but hurt just tell everyone who he is related to.

    Or do you want to continue your little word games.

  • @ JBO

    for someone who claims to be objective you are mighty defensive hahahah…are you sad cause you want to be the coach @ GHS

  • Living Legend

    You are complaining about the Trib and Aram and yet you school girls are still on this site, adding hits to his site.

    Guys like the Legend and the Clone have been on this site since the beginning, we have seen our share of blow hards like the ones that are on here saying how wrong Aram is. Have you ever once given it a thought that maybe you are the ones that are wrong, maybe the people whom you think are giving you the information have things a little mixed up. That couldn’t be it could it!

  • Just being objective

    The fact that I want to coach at GHS has nothing to do with the fact there is a family afair going on at GHS.

    Bottom line is the administration is not objective and Glendora Unified should step in and handle the situation.

  • @JBO

    well thats life my friend, its usually more about who you know then what you know…

  • Coach Slayer

    You go get these potential coaches bloggers. You now got a whole menu of guys to rip apart provided by ????I need more info on the Step Dad. Aint that a movie?

  • Just being objective

    Oh thanks for the life lesson oh wise one.

    The family afair could be costly when due process is not followed.

    Don’t think the School Board is not watching.

    The above the law mentality has always been the akilies heel for the pride of the foothill.

  • just sayin’

    Rohrer’s stepdad is the Principal – not the AD. Think he has some “influence”?
    But as long as he’s not the direct supervisor – no nepotism laws are broken. Right?
    the Charter Oak Principal is married to a teacher?

  • I understand that in certain places people are scoffing at my list. Well, let me just tell you all this, The Fat Man is starting to hear there’s some truth to many of these names being interested. So put that in your bagpipes and play it all night long around the Citrus College track.

    More as I get it …

  • In The Huddle = Aram’s Personal Agenda


    How much do you get paid to post their names on this thread.

  • Another Story Line

    Gano is panicking. That staff that the SGVtribune praised about being one of the best is falling apart. Who is left and what is going on over there? Can someone find out?

  • Gano’s staff is Gano calling the offense, Fair calling the defense. Travis Brown is coaching receivers (and probably DBs) and Keith Brown is coaching running backs. Coach Howing is still there, too.

    Travis Brown had quite the impact at D-Bar last season and judging by what I saw of Travis when he was coaching with Jason David this past summer, he has a very bright future. That guy is no nonsense and gets the kids’ attention.

    Yes, there’s no Garrion or Merrills, but I think this staff has a lot of upside with the young guys they brought in. And then you factor in the frosh coaches, and I think Damien will be just fine.

  • New York

    Wow. Interesting developments. I wonder if Zernikow would bring his staff, including Coach Garrison, over to Glendora. Z played at Glendora and G lives in Glendora. That could be a great fit all around…unless the Glendora faithful want to get away from running the Wing.

  • Pride of the Foothills 93

    If you look back in late December-2010. It was mention on the blog that Coach Zernickow and company would be leaving San Dimas to Glendora. What did you say. “Mark Pasquarella was not leaving Glendora. This was a story you should have looked into back then. It’s all starting to unfold. San Dimas coach Mark Holman the front runner for the Wilson HC job and now the HC job is open @ Glendora!! Looks like it’s a done deal for Coach Z. This will leave San Dimas with no coaching staff.

  • Viking Pride

    Just so you know,Steve Garrison is not coaching at san Dimas. He only interviewed there. No offer was made. gues your sources are wrong again.

  • Spartan4Life

    Gano’s staff is Gano calling the offense, Fair calling the defense. Travis Brown is coaching receivers. Keith Brown is coaching DB’s. Coach Curtis is still the running back coach.

  • Kimbo Slice (of Reality)


    Go have a chat with Robledo. Ask him to show you the e-mail I sent him WAY BACK WHEN, stating the Pas was DONE!!!!!

    Man up Robledo! I will see you at the tourny next week!

  • wow

    Still waiting for a response on why your still backing mooney after what he did at sm…. Unless you really don’t know.

  • NV Family

    Steve Garrison Will be coaching at Northview As the O-line coach. Ask him yourself. Once Again The trib has no clue. good work fellas.

  • Hasbeen

    Aran, you’re clueless! Mooney has had his credentials revoked, will never work in education again, and is a convicted FELON!!!! do you still think he just got a raw deal? Not so much! It’s time you take the wool off your eyes….

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