Rosemead has named Marc Paramo its new head coach, replacing Matt Koffler.
Paramo’s hiring at Rosemead came as no shock. After Koffler resigned earlier this month, he was very vocal in wanting Paramo, his defensive coordinator, to replace him.
“The good thing about Coach Koffler was that he didn’t micro-manage,” said Paramo, who graduated from Rosemead in 1995. “I was pretty much the head coach of the defense and the special teams, so I already felt like I was doing head coach things.
“It’s unfortunate that Coach Koffler stepped down, but this would be the only place I ever would have done it. I couldn’t be more excited. I grew up in Rosemead and went to Rosemead High School. My dad is 80 and still lives right down the street and he doesn’t miss a game.”
Aram’s take: Get this, Paramo asked Koffler to be part of his staff, but Coach K rebuffed him, saying that for the time being he’s retired and will think about after taking this year off. Paramo has been the architect of some pretty staunch defenses at Rosemead and he said there won’t be much change in how the Panthers do things on the field. Rosemead missed the playoffs last season as the Mission Valley got much, much tougher with El Monte and South El Monte putting some strong products on the field. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon, so Paramo and Rosemead will be under the gun to not only sweat knocking off Arroyo, but keeping EM and SEM at bay, too.
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