A spring practice promo video? This is why you have to love what Coach Ryan Maine is doing at D-Bar …

Aram’s take:
This isn’t a spring practice highlight video. It’s a PROMO VIDEO for spring practice. A PROMO VID FOR SPRING PRACTICE! Just awesome. Coach Maine is going to will this program back to prominence if it hair-lips the Governor.

  • Aaron

    Nice that Diamond Bar has invested a ton in the strength training facilities for their student-athletes.

  • Patrick

    Lmao @ Aram..Hairlips the Governor! Good one! Well the mid and late nineties were very good days at DBHS! Whether or not they will have the exact success of those times will remain to be seen , but i DO beleive Coach Maine will build DB into a very respectable program in the near future!

  • Go Get ’em Mainer!

    Coach Maine is a solid individual. As a student, player and now as a coach. He is one of my all time favorites. I’d let him coach my sons or grandkids anytime! His heart and passion are in the right place!

  • DB

    Hey coach, why don’t you spend less time creating a video and get our boys in the weight room. Turn your hat around and teach the boys how to block and tackle.

  • patrick

    I knew the haters werent far away! DB, if you dont support the program then bounce! The coach doesnt need you nor do the boys!

  • DB

    I do support DIAMOND BAR, not Long Beach and Compton. And the fact is each year we do not how to block or tackle. We get worst as the season goes on as teams get better. Coach is into fireworks, mirrors, and magic tricks. It all sounds good, but fundamentals are not being taught. Our boys are going into their senior year and for once I would like to go to a playoff game. And, is too much to ask that that atleast one of our players get a scholarship. We should have atleast three maybe four last year. Coach needs to show some loyalty to the boys who have been in the program and grew up in Diamond Bar, attended Diamond Bar and played Diamond Bar Pop Warner. Maybe he is hoping to edit Snoop’s next video. Just coach, that is what you are paid to do.

  • Patrick

    I dont think he is going to be getting many kids from that area just because he coached. Those kids have many choices of schools to attend. They are not ALL DB kids!

  • DB Supporter

    It is true that DB had some talent last year. Unfortunately many of their players who had a small chance to get a scholarship had injuries that plagued their season. Coach Maine works very hard to get his players looks, before he was head coach he was the guy making highlight films for players and sending them to every college In D1 and D2. There have been kids who have had chances but grades have a lot to do with recruiting as well as size an speed. Production is only one part of the spectrum that recruiters evaluate. George Katrib had production and grades, unfortunately he wasn’t big or fast enough to pas the eye test which is what is wrong with college recruiting to begin with.
    Having seen Katrib play this year I can say the kid was a playmaker, had talent, and was well coached but college recruiters ask those guys to walk on, while WRs with less production who are 6’2″+ and run 4.5 get the scholarships. Fans, Parents, and even some coaches are naive when it comes to recruiting.
    With all that being said, Coach Maine can’t make kids grow taller . He is committed to speed training and offseason lifting, if you didn’t see the video. What Coach needs is parents, fans, and kids to buy in and help, and if not go elsewhere.
    These are teenage boys, at DBHS as well as other affluent areas where Academics and extra curricular activities are a topic of focus kids have more choices than football. It’s sociology, the kids at DBHS have more options for college because of other activities at school, football is not their life, whether it is Coach Maine’s or not. He cannot block or tackle anyone. As a father, you can teach your kids everything you know and hope they will listen and follOw, but they still have to go do it. Again, this is high school, stop acting like coach Maine doesn’t want to go to the playoffs.

  • long beach (at db)

    Kanye Bell and Cordell Broadus (whom I assume you are talking about) attended South Pointe Middle School on the Walnut/Diamond Bar boarder and live in Diamond Bar. They grew up in Diamond Bar.

  • Gt Football


    Might want to go check out Glendora’s football practices as they get ready for the Sierra and Baseline League. Check out there schedule:

    Week 1 Friday 08/31 Claremont @ Citrus College

    Week 2 Friday 09/07 Colony @ Colony

    Week 3 Friday 09/14 Ayala @ Ayala

    Week 4 Thursday 09/20 Charter Oak @ Citrus College

    Week 5 Friday 09/28 South Hills @ Citrus College

    Week 6 Friday 10/05 Alta Loma @ Citrus College (Homecoming)

    Week 7 Friday 10/12 Upland @ Upland

    Week 8 Thursday 10/18 Rancho Cucamonga @ Citrus College

    Week 9 Friday 10/26 Etiwanda @ Colony

    Week 10 Friday 11/02 Los Osos @ Los Osos

    They are only missing Damien and Chino hills. Now for a first year coach to have this schedule is going to be tough. Good Luck to Coach Lewellan and his staff.

  • saladays


    You hit it right on the head I was just about to write the same thing.

    Diamond Bar had enough talent last year. But no get off, blocking, tackling, or scheme.

    That’s all coaching period.

    I am sure he has a new catch phrase for this year. All Hype and show with this guy.

  • To DB Supporter

    You blame no scholarships on the players? Omana was not big enough? Katrib is big enough to play somewhere. What happened to all those D2 schools? Grades? Who does the grade checks? Sad

  • DB Supporter

    Did you read what I wrote down?
    “George Katrib had production and grades, unfortunately he wasn’t big or fast enough to pass the eye test which is what is wrong with college recruiting to begin with.
    Having seen Katrib play this year I can say the kid was a playmaker, had talent, and was well coached but college recruiters ask those guys to walk on, while WRs with less production who are 6’2″+ and run 4.5 get the scholarships”
    “COLLEGE RECRUITERS ask those guys to walk on, while WRs with less production who are 6’2″+ and run 4.5 get the scholarships”

    Never said it was the kids fault, learn how to read. Its a problem with recruiting in college. In order to get a sholarship now if you are NOT 4.5 speed or 6’2” AS A RECEIVER you need to 1,500 receiving and 15+ TDs.
    Omana could have played at a couple places as well but had a better chance in baseball.

    Grades do make a difference because at D2,D3 and NAIA schools they can give you financial aid but the kids have to pay the rest, and if their parents can’t afford it then they can’t go. Please do not be ignorant to college recruiting. Having talked to Coach Maine about his program he spends a lot of time on his kids and their grades, but a Senior can get a 4.0 his senior year, but if he wasn’t taking care of business his freshmen, sophmore, and Junior year it doesn’t matter. To be honest, if kids can’t get a 2.5 or better in High School than they are just being lazy and not putting in the time OR effort that is needed. So you are right it is sad that athletes in many shcools miss out on playing ball in college because they didn’t do their homework their freshmen or sophmore year. Parents need to help out too, school isn’t day care, but thats a sociological problem. I’ll stick to commenting on football.

    Fans, parents, other coaches are always so quick to blame the head guy without ever watching a practice.

    I have been able to see Diamond Bar play the last 2 years. They went 6-4 in 2010, They beat Nogales, Don Lugo, Brea, Wilson, Rowland, and 0-10 Los Altos. They got beat by an average of 30 points in their 4 losses under their previous head coach.

    They went 4-6 in 2011 beating Wilson, Don Lugo, Rowland, and Walnut. The lost by an average of 15 points under Maine. In 1 year Coach Maine made that team more competitive than it had been previously.

    The program isn’t perfect but they have had old and experiened coaches who went 2-8, 3-6-1, 1-9 and they have had Coach Maine and his staff who is younger do just as well if not better.

    Just support the kids, support the coaches, support the school. It is High School, its not like Maine is getting paid $100,000 by the school to be the head coach. High school coaching stipends range from $1,200-$3,000 for an entire season. Don’t make stupid comments like “do what you are paid to do” because in High School its not much.

  • Patrick

    Thank you DB Supporter,

    Some of these guys talk about these kids and coaches like they know them personally and DONT!! I know the program as i am a graduate of DBHS many ,many, moons ago..haha..I know the expectations ..athletically, and academically that the school puts on the kids…and DB does mean business when it comes to grades and athletics. I just wish some posters would go out and watch the kids practice and actually meet coach Maine before bad mouthing him and his kids. P.S i think the program has alot to look forward to under Maine!

  • My Question

    My question is if Maine has these connections at D2 schools, and I saw Katrib play, how come he couldn’t call someone and put the film in their hands. Not all WR are 6’2 running 4.5. Charter Oak kid was tall, but not fast and DR kid was quik, but not tall. I think Katrib put up better numbers than both. And Omana had better numbers than Santiago at CO, but nothing. Where are all the connections? It is sad that talented players have to end their playing career and a coach or booster is on here saying he has connections. Sad!

  • DB Supporter

    My Question,
    Again, why does nobody read? It is in writing, not once do any of my posts say “Coach Maine has D2 connections” Where is it, find it, copy and paste it. Man some people, learn how to make an argument and back it up with fact not just emotion based on ingnorance.

    Again, I am saying Katrib deserves to get scholarship more than anyone. How do I say this politically correct, if he was the right ethnicity he probably would have been offered a scholarship somewhere. Wes Welker was not offered a scholarship anywhere out of High School, he had to walk on a Texas Tech. What I have been saying is “College Recruiters do not base everything on production”

    Omana had interest going into the season, played well and didn’t sign anywhere.
    Yes I am a booster who supports Maine and I know for a fact that he sends out all of the player film before the season starts and after. Why don’t angry parents ask the kids? Just ask, has coach maine sent your highlight film out?” If they say no, then get upset, if they say yes then great, the rest is up to the recruiters.
    I have a problem with college recruiting in general, The QB from Charter Oak put up great numbers, his team went to the playoffs he was awesome and how many schools were knocking down the door to offer him a scholarship? Azuza Pacific, Formally a NAIA school, and I am not even sure he is getting a full ride.
    College recruiting is done similar to the NFL draft, its a meat market, How many players have we seen get drafted because of a combine and go on and do nothing? That is where College Football is heading
    Bottom line, Coach Maine works hard for his players, Talented players slip through the cracks because of dumb recruiters. Hopefully a kid like Katrib will walk on somewhere and get offered a scholarship because he is a great player who deserves it.

  • Real

    I have to disagree with you DB Supporter, understanding that your view is a bit biased. The Head Coach is responsible for not only getting the film out, but making the connections necessary to get recruiters on campus and to buy in to what their selling. There are kids of less talent than Katrib that ended up at quality D2 schools at last seasons end. And yes, recruiting is a meat market game, so coaches need to learn how to play it, period, it’s not changing. Also, a parent shouldn’t have to ask their kid what’s going on with recruiting, it’s also the head mans job to try and keep the parents informed; informed and active parents typically lead to a more successful recruiting process.

    That said, Maine IS doing a great job, but he can’t boil the ocean in a day. I firmly believe he has things headed in the right direction at DB and that includes getting kids scholorships; it will take time for this though, his “connections” need to run deep and he needs to establish himself and his program as a producer of solid and contributable players. It is HIS responsibility though, don’t pawn it off on the recruiters, he wouldn’t, that’s 1 of the traits that makes him a great coach and instills confidence that things will get better.

    As I see it, the future is bright for DB, and this year will prove to be another step in the right direction.


    According to Maine, Katrib just got offered a walkon spot to USC.

  • socalfootball fan

    I was watching E60 yesterday with a story about Aaron Rogers who was 5’10” in high school and did not pass the eye test with college recruiters and had to go the juco route. Playing at Butte he grew to 6’2″ and the Cal coach Jeff Tedford saw him passing in practice and immediately saw he was an future NFL qb. Tedford was a Butte to see a wr he was recruiting. I am sure George Katrib could have gone the D2 or 3 route however most want to al least try to play D1 football. Henry Omana looks to be a better prospect in baseball.

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