Rosemead coach Matt Koffler resigns, Paramo the front runner to take over …

Rosemead High School football coach Matt Koffler announced Wednesday night during his team’s banquet that he has resigned after 10 seasons combined at the school.

Koffler led the Panthers to four Mission Valley League championships, a runner-up finish in the CIF-SS Mid-Valley Division in 2008 and a semifinals appearance in the Division VII playoffs in 2001.

Koffler was a star quarterback at Rosemead, graduating in 1992 and earning a scholarship to play at USC where he still owns the record for the longest touchdown pass in Trojans history — 97 yards vs. Illinois in 1996.

Defensive coordinator Marc Paramo, a longtime member of Koffler’s staff, is expected to be the school’s next head coach after the position is flown.

Aram’s take: If ever there was a coach who fit his program more in terms of understanding the kids and community, I haven’t seen him. Koffler was Rosemead. He had a great, great run and was one of my all-time favorites to interview and work with.

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  • Trojan Man

    You’re right, Matt was & will ALWAYS be part of The Rosemead Family .

    I’m sure he wants to be around his wife & 2 young boys.

    His Dad was ALWAYS there growing up & I am alomost SURE this IS the reason Matt has decided to move on .

    Thanks for the memories Matt …


  • Spartan Fan


    Ben Negrete has also stepped down as Schurr’s football coach.

  • Panther Pride

    Correction: Koffler was at Rosemead as HC for 11 years combined. ’99-’01 and ’04-’11.

  • Blame Monrovia.

    Wow, Maddox is wearing down the Division…Monrovia has Ruined the Mid Valley Division. Time to go Mtown…bring in Sierrra Canyon as Monrovia’s Replacement.

  • Anonymous

    A reliable source has informed me that both Koffler and DC, Marc Paramo are heading to Mountain View.

  • What?

    Who would leave the MEAD to go to Mountain View??