St. Paul fires football coach Elijah Asante … AD Casey Morales takes over on interim basis

UPDATED, 11:01 p.m.: Former St. Paul coach Elijah Asante issued the following statement late Wednesday night: “I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach at St. Paul. Although it wasn’t a long tenure, I learned a lot from the players and the community. I’m grateful and I wish them good luck. They have the makings of a good team.”

St. Paul High School has fired football coach Elijah Asante, according to a statement by the school and obtained by this newspaper late Wednesday.

Asante was in his first season as head coach of the Swordsmen. He will be replaced by athletic director Casey Morales, who will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the season. St. Paul is 1-5 overall and 0-1 in the Mission League.

When contacted late Wednesday, Asante said he was not aware of the school’s decision but had heard rumors and was waiting to speak with school principal Kate Aceves. He confirmed he was not at practice on Wednesday.

Asante replaced legend Marijon Ancich, who left the school as the second-winningest coach in California history. Prior to St. Paul, Asante was at City Section power Carson for two seasons where he led the Colts to back-to-back Division City Section championship game appearances.

Asante also beat Southland juggernaut Mater Dei twice in his two seasons at Carson. Although the Swordsmen have just one win this season, they have played one of the toughest schedules in the Southern Section with games against Servite, Mater Dei and Bishop Amat.

Upon arriving at St. Paul, Asante attracted several high-impact transfers to the Santa Fe Springs campus, most notably junior running back Kurt Scoboy, who starred at Charter Oak last season before leaving for Duarte and later St. Paul.

Asante will remain as a teacher at St. Paul for the duration of the school year.

St. Paul started Mission League play last week with a 44-11 loss to Harvard-Westlake. The Swordsmen host Chaminade on Friday.

  • Holy smokes!

    Aram, great scoop. Is it because of the 1-5 record or shenanigans or is it too early to tell?

  • Told You

    Pretty unbelievable. But TOTALLY believable. What a mess. Now all attention turns to Pioneer.

  • wildcat man

    Don’t tell me Monrovia’s HC Maddox is the front runner for the job????

  • Sgvfan

    Should of hired Avina! What a mess SP is!

  • Adios Asante

    I join the chorus in singing praise to Tolegian for his stunning scoop on this one. I caution Asante to make sure the door doesn’t snag his suit on the way out.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball/2012/10/breaking-news-st-paul-fires-football-coach-elijah-asante.html Lupe

    So the Scooby sweepstakes start up again in Nov. when St. Paul misses the playoffs?????

  • Mike

    Hahahaha…”I don’t recruit, I attract” Fantastic! I can’t wait to hear this one…

  • Warrior fan

    Brings me to think did they hire coach Asante for publicity. I mean they only gave th eman half a year and i can almost guarantee you that St. Paul will make a deep run in their respected league play, and all the shine will go to the AD. If you look at the schedule they set coach up asante up with what did they expect the outcome to be. I think this was an unfair firing only because he really did get a chance to take on his league opponents which is what really matters in this case. I mean look at coach Ancich he went 3-7 in his comeback first year of coaching and was still granted another year i just dont understand why would they pull the plug so soon. Maybe i dont know what im off with what im talking about but i really do believe that the Slime was going to be a good football team by the end of this year.

  • Warrior fan

    Corrections.

    Didnt get a chance to face his league opponents

    Corrections

    maybe im off with what im talking about.

  • Warrior fan

    My apologies i really didnt know what i was talking about.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball/2012/10/breaking-news-st-paul-fires-football-coach-elijah-asante.html Lupe

    More to the story than just the horrible record? This thread is about to blow up.

  • Mike

    No way he was fired for his 1-5 record! Something crazy was going on…let’s hear it.

  • Pssssssst, I heard…

    I heard Scoby has been talking to some folks at Chino Hills already because Bectel is goin’ to Damien and CHHS will return to a more balanced offense.

    Lock it up, you heard it here first!

  • Pssssssst, I heard…

    I heard Scoby has been talking to some folks at Chino Hills already because Bectel is goin’ to Damien and CHHS will return to a more balanced offense.

    Lock it up, you heard it here first!

  • Valley athletics

    Thought he would last at least a year . Asante brings them scoby and now he is gone . I wonder if scoby even wants to be there now that Asante is gone.

  • prep fan

    It’s not the record and the school did not set him up. He scheduled his own pre season games. It’s about mutual disrespect between the coach and the players, it’s about a lack of leadership, it’s about leaving a kid at Bishop Amat and on and on

  • Scoby to Amat

    Scoby talking to Amat? What?

  • Jefe

    Funny all the St. Paul chest thumpers seem to have disappeared.

    Scoby’s good as gone.

  • Fan

    Something happened, this isn’t about his record. He did something so bad that the administration would admit that they picked the wrong coach.

  • war time

    he wasnt fired for football purpose

  • The Libero

    2 years ago the principal was fired…..errr absconded with 70K and was prosecuted, now this, what a mess.they need a big azz do-over

  • SGV Fan

    Whats up with the suit and tie? Business meeting or coaching a football team? Trying to act classy? he should have laid out a solid game plan versus trying to be Mr. Flashy GQ. Now get into your Chrysler 300 with the Bentley grill, tinted windows and 22″ dubs and drive off into the sunset.

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    St. Paul search committee of nine hired him, none of them have the spine to stand up to the pressure of a few hypocrites beginning with interim coach/AD Casey Morales who also applied but didn’t get the position but ended up being Asante’s Boss. Bottom line, St. Paul is GARBAGE. Good luck Richard Riordan to all the money your foundation donated to the school, I hope they put it to good use. It isn’t like misappropriation has never happened here before.

  • SP chest thumping mom

    I hate to see anyone lose their job but…this was necessary. The boys need a strong coach who actually leads them. I have been to all the games this season and I could tell the teams moral was gone. As far as all the new players, including scoby, I hope they realize what it means to be in the true Saint Paul family. Pride, Tradition, and Honor. If they are looking for ONLY a win, then they are not Swordsman material.

  • Call CIF

    Aram,
    Call CIF and get your scoop. This was done as self imposed disciplinary action due to the investigation of illegal recruiting.
    Dig deeper big guy.
    Note I told you to dig deeper on another topic you posted back in week 1.

  • The Shadow

    Whenever a first year head coach gets fired it’s never about the won loss record. Any good administrator should give his new coach at least a season or three before firing anybody. The schedule was the best in the Southern Section. Now you add all the backstabbing most of the admin did including some of those who applied for the job and it’s easy to see why were here. No way this team does squat in league. St. Paul will remain irrelevant for the next five years. Too bad because with La Habra down, St. Paul could have cleaned up recruiting wise. La Mirada is easily the best team in the area and will continue to benefit due to these short sighted two faced people who claim to love St. Paul sooo much. BS. Chaminade’s going to hand 60 on St. Paul this week. Enjoy the basement fellas. I hope it has a window.

  • SP_ALUMNI

    We need to hire Gil Jimenez (Ex Defensive SP Coach ) from Warren who knows about the SP Tradition and can coach disciplined Ball!!

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @The Shadow,
    Amen brother, you speak the truth!

    @SP chest thumping mom,
    Do you have a boy playing on the team?

  • scooby dooby doo

    kurt scoby will be at amat next year watch and see. he was there this year but didnt come for unknown reasons but with rb wide open i think he will end up a lancer . if that happens with haynes pac5 better watch out

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @SP_ALUMNI,
    You’re a freaking idiot. What has Warren done? They are bottom barrel feeders in Whittier area programs and coach Jimenez is going to turn St. Paul around? The school needs to either close down or look for the next Harry Welch.

  • HERE’S A THOUGHT

    Hey Damien BLOWHARDS… Why don’t you hire coach Asante, just read he’s available… hahahaha…Damien fans(Parents) are by far the worst fans on these blogs! Waaaaa…_

  • The commish

    lets look at the whole picture here, Scoby leaves Duarte for CO,as a freshman, then leaves in the middle of last school year, now leaves, supposedly in the middle of the season to go who knows where…I’m doubting Amat would even look at him, where does he have left? Duarte …. gotta be something missing in the young mans life, maybe direction at home, why did he pass on Amat, or did they pass on him, why follow Assante to StP..that was a stunner….love to see a journalist find out the whole story….

  • SGV FOOTBALL

    This is going to be akward. LA Times is reporting that he will keep his teaching job at the school.

  • Anon

    Asante was very unprofessional in his approach to coaching. He did not provide any sort of scouting report. He never scouted an opponent. He often cited a lack of talent as the reason he was losing, taking no responsibility in the lose whatsoever.

    Coaches are supposed to be supportive and inspirational to their players. Asante repeatedly was very judgmental and degrading. He and his coaching staff were very negative to the player’s abilities. During spring ball, his coaching staff were so negative to the player’s abilities, asking them why they couldn’t make a play. He simply did not understand that he did not have the athletes he had at Carson/Jordan.

    There were incidences where he would cuss players out or acted immaturely towards them. He had intentionally left a player at Amat after he cussed that said player out after the game. And of all places, he left them at Amat. The adminstration had multiple meetings with him regarding his antics and ultimately decided that it was his time to go.

    I don’t know what kinda of coach he was at his previous coaching gigs but he definitely was not of St. Paul standard. Swordsmen are a very proud group of people, as most of you know. Many of you could say or think whatever you want, the media (Aram, Robledo, Sondenheimer) could think that it was very unprofessional of SP to do what they did. However, please know both sides of the story before you start judging.

  • Good Bye Coach

    Asante is still teaching at the school. He had some big hopes for the program.

  • Let’s Be Real

    If he was fired for these horrendous antics as you claim, why is he allowed to remain on board as a teacher? Does he only use bad judgement as a coach, but his personality is okay for the classroom?

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Anon,

    “Asante was very unprofessional in his approach to coaching. He did not provide any sort of scouting report. He never scouted an opponent.”

    COMPLETELY UNTRUE.

    Asante was at the Rancho-Servite game to scout Servite.

    Asante was at the Amat-CO game to scout Amat.

    I realize you have an agenda, but please try to keep it real.

  • St. Paul Alum

    All I got to say is I hope that St. Paul will now run a variety of different plays to open up that hole for Scoby. Gosh this kid is getting killed out there cause the defense already knows he will get the ball 9 out of 10 plays.

  • Anon

    @Aram..

    He went to go scout because the AD was upset that he hadn’t scouted majority of the season. The players were waiting all week the week the the LM game for a scouting report. Avina was at every single passing league match SP had and Asante knew nothing about LM.

    And Aram, I do have an agenda. And that’s to let the public know of Asante’s and St. Paul situation.

  • Let’s Be Real

    Who goes after this job? Do they dare look outside the Swordsmen family?

  • Anon

    @Aram,

    Players had already checked out of the season weeks ago. They lost faith in him a long time ago. Players have reported many incidences of his negative demeanor on the sidelines. He did not accept any blame for their record. St. Paul does not have the athletes Carson/Jordan did. Asante couldn’t get the best of his players because he did not believe in them. He repeatedly told multiple people that he did not have the talent to succeed.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Anon,

    The Rancho-Servite game was Week 1 of the season. So your statement about “majority of the season” can’t be accurate because “majority of the season” back in Week 1 would be, oh, ONE WEEK!

    Anybody who knows Asante knows he got out to games when St. Paul wasn’t actually playing that same night … just like any other head coach does.

  • Anon

    @Aram

    Believe what you want. Ask any of the SP faithful of his game preparation and they’ll tell you the same. Seems that you’re trying to protect him but no matter, you might just as disappointed in him as we are since you hyped him up pretty well this offseason.

    Players often cited the lack of discipline and structure in the program. The SP community is very disappointed and embarrassed of the outcome of the season thus far and hopes it could continue in carrying on the pride and enthusiasm St. Paul is known for.

  • fact check

    Sorry Aram but your response is very misleading. As well as completely wrong in that asante indeed never put together a single scouting report for the team. Simply being at a game does not mean he prepared the kids. He had no scouting or film done for the MD game. You seem intent on defending him, so much for objective journalism

  • QB Controversy

    When Asante started Jacob Maier over Paul Tellas at QB that was the end for him. Jacob is only a sophomore and Telles is a Sr. Its just some parents you don’t want to piss off!

  • QB Controversy

    With Asante out Telles is the starting QB and Jacob Maier goes back to JV.

  • The Libero

    Aram has been delusional on so many things this year, he always falls in love with his favorite flag football team, annoints them numero uno, they fail miserably(Monrovia)touts Assante as the pied piper…..where is he now? that fronts for Charter oak as the top dog in the SGV, what happened again?Aram would be great on TMZ….not so much on a local HS football blog, he’s proven that he hasn’t a clue

  • Let’s Be Real

    Does making a change at the helm really constitute a firing? Sure he is a senior, but the best should play and the sophomore looked better against both Servite and Harvard-Westlake.

  • Casey

    Coach Morales finally gets the Head coach job. Many thought he should have gotten the job over Asante in the beggining. Coach Morales is the Head Coach for Baseball, the Head Coach for Football and the Athletic Director. Be Careful Morales Coach Reynolso is coming for your head next.

  • QB Controversy

    You cannot replace a 3 year starter at QB when his mom is the booster club president, his dad never misses a practice and his grandmother never misses a practice and his grandad is the equipment manager. It doesnt matter that Jacob Maier is the better QB. You have to know who’s in charge and if you don’t know then you make the mistake Asante made and it cost him his job.

  • Telles over Mayer?

    Who can honestly say Telles should be the starting QB over Mayer???????

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    This is hilarious. It just help proof my point St. Paul is GARBAGE by you supposed St. Paul supporters coming on this blog and making false accusations only to be proven wrong by Aram. For that, Aram is accused of being an idiot. St. Paul is proud of traditions such as not allowing players to wear gloves, no white showing on cleats, feeding players steaks and potatoes before a game, and consider it a privilege to enter the urinal they call the Den. BTW, when your best linemen is a 5’8″ Amat reject who has a 1.0 GPA you have no talent. All you idiots who come on here and think St. Paul has the talent to compete with Amat, MD, Servite, and the Mission League is delusional. That’s your typical St. Paul fan, a bunch of HYPOCRITES.

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    The only good player I would take on St. Paul is Nick Downs. The dude just likes football no politics. The rest Telles, especially Ramsay, Reyes, Gravinni, and no playing time Diaz are all mama’s boys and it shows. I saw Ramsay drop at least five passes at the Servite game when Telles got pulled. If Telles’ family wants to blame anyone blame Ramsay not Asante..

  • saladays

    Wow!!

    I would hope this is not done over the losing record. Especially not done over the benching of a player. I do not think Assante is a quality coach but if you hire him you should give him time. I just don’t know how bad it has gotten although I had heard some things.

    St. Paul should try to get Coach Oviedo out of retirement. He is a St. Paul man who is disciplined, prepared, honest, and a hard worker. I think he could bring some stability back to St. Paul.

    Gil Jimenez is a “D” coordinator. He is a good coordinator but can’t run the whole show.

  • Joe Amat

    I remember writing, “This will not end well for St Paul”. I just didn’t think it would be in the middle of season 1. Slime.

  • I Told You So

    I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So! I Told You So!

    And who cares where Scoby goes? The kid has zero loyalty and zero character. Why would any coach worth his salt want this kid anywhere near his football team. Guess we all know why no one from CO cared that he left. At a certain point, 18 year old juniors in high school should grow up!

  • I Told You So

    Hey wait! What is he going to do with all those uniforms he stole? Guess he can sell them out of the back of his car at the Slime home games!

  • I Told You So

    Remember this… “I don’t recruit, I ATTRACT!!!” What a crock of sh*t!

    Hahaahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  • New York

    Amat73,
    Did Coach Asante abite by the back-flop tradition following the Amat victory?

  • Bick

    Ray Fenton – formerly of Cypress HS – would be a GREAT hire for the Swordsmen.

    Not many guys can lay claim to being the Coach of the Year in 2 states as he can.

  • Not So Fast My Friend

    @ Pssssssst, I heard:

    Matt Bechtel is going to Damien? I don’t think so.

    I heard from a guy in Target Bechtel’s next in line to take over at Servite after Troy Thomas steps down at the end of the season.

    Then I heard from the cook at LA Hotwings in Pasadena Bechtel’s on tab to take over at Rancho Santa Margarita when you know who retires at the end of the season.

    Then I heard from a guy at a gas station, Bechtel is getting ready to take over at Blair back in Pasadena.

    Then the guy who asked if he could pump my gas this morning told me Bechtel was headed to Cal to take over for Jeff Tedford when he gets fired at the end of the season.

    Then I heard from the waiter at Denny’s that Bechtel’s headed to the Monastery in Tibet. He’s going to develop their football team using hand signals and fist bumps.

    I’m sorry, maybe you were talking about that other Matt “Horacio” Bechtel that lives in Idaho. I don’t think he’s available either, cause I heard he’s headed to, oh forget it, you already know.

  • Word from the Wise

    I came on here and said there is no way the environment was right at St. Paul for a hired gun football coach.
    The faculty who make less than half of what the coach makes can’t swallow their pride for long. They are made up of alumni who believe in the traditions and ways the school has been run for 50 years.
    The culture is too strong and opposing of the hired gun mentality. Most of the teachers are blue collar people who live without. When they see someone come in living large and acting untouchable as if the rules dont apply to them they cant help but cause a negative under tow. Its no different at for the folks over at Damien.
    Then add a booster or an alumnus who is willing to be the mouth or create a platform against the coach its a recipe for disaster. This exactly what I posted when the hire was announced.
    Oh and by the way Aram dont assume because he was at games he was scouting. Asante is an attention whore and besides his top priority was clearly to ATTRACT. Ive seen his poaching in action; he was at that complete his list of players he wants to ATTRACT.

  • SP Faithful

    Yes we do love our traditions and most of us got over the single digit numbers, spat, visors, and so on. But what we couldnt get over was the LACK of preparation, the self attention with the suit on the sidelines, always blaming the kids for the loss, the defensive coach wearing his Serra Championship ring RUNNING COVER “0″ every down and loading the box against the spread. They knew absolutely nothing about the other teams. SP has great talent and if they were prepared properly then maybe they might have pulled a few off or made some closer. Watching practice was unbearable due to the fact that the staff only had 5 total coaches, some positions uncoached and Mr. Prime Time (Pete Carroll honorary coach in Seattle LOL) sat in the bleachers watching instead of coaching and at the same time posting on facebook. I ATTRACT…lol… Well coach now you have all day to post and ATTRACT on facebook. Best of Luck. But MOST IMPORTANTLY BEST OF LUCK TO CASEY, YOU WILL DO A GREAT JOB!!! OUR BOYS DESERVE NOTHING BUT THE BEST!!

  • Scouting

    Real scouting is done in the film room and on the computers of the coaches, not by showing up at games. Showing up at games can give you the real-life feel of a team and allows you to watch the sidelines of a team, but it is impossible to do a full scouting report by just showing up at a game. In fact, 90-95% of scouting is done in the film rooms and on the computers of coaches because 90-95% of all high school games are played on the same night (Fridays), and coaches obviously can’t attend other games. The scouting reports that the computers spit out based on what coaches input, are amazing compared to the days of old, and if Asante wasn’t using these types of scouting reports to prepare for teams…then he wasn’t scouting.

  • It’s JUST footaball

    Okay, so he gets fired lets move on. This is not life or death here. And Yes, what Alumni, Parent, Student or supporter would not defend their school? What’s wrong with school pride??? Why all the bashing let’s remember that ANY SCHOOLS primary FOCUS is EDUCATION not Football….or any other sports for that matter.
    God Bless You all.

  • concussion_symptoms

    @ its just football,

    you are 100% correct, it is just football and these schools should be focused on the education of these young men. but here is the problem, the schools are not worried about the education of these young men, they are worried about wins and when those don’t come, they move on. now in this case I am guessing that there is far more to this story than just being 1-5 but that is just me being around high school sports and knowing that no one gets fired after 6 games just because of their win/loss record, nobody! so sure, should we move on, yes! but here is the reality, this blog is for the passionate fans who support their schools and bash their rivals. so when a school comes on here in june and july telling anyone who would listen how great asante was and how he was going to do magical things and how colleges now knew where st. paul was (and by the way, they already knew), there is going to be backlash when it all blows up in their faces!

    the ones who are going to suffer are those boys who were part of the program before asante and who are going to be apart of the program now that he is gone.

    just a note: there are now 2, yes 2, high school football programs that are in complete chaos after being “touched” by the miracle that is coach asante.

    good luck st. paul

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @SP Faithful,
    Casey Morales will do a good job. Really? He was personally responsible for the freshmen team losing four games last season. Tell me how anyone is going to do well on varsity when you are in the red zone five times during a freshmen game. first and goal once at the three, first and goal inside the ten twice, and only came away with three points and the team lost 3-7?

    Blind loyalty is what’s killing St. Paul and will continue to be your demise.

  • Shame on St. Paul

    It’s evident that the Sr. QB got bench because of whatever reasons (football related). But his mother runs the booster club (hint). His grandfather and family are all alumni (more hints), and if the pressure from that group of parents is for the ouster of the coach makes out for the right energy that permitted this erroneous decision. However, the principle MUST make the right decision. (She DID NOT). You don’t fire a coach in the middle of a season, bad example for the kids! Shame on St. Paul!!! Shame on parents who never played the game, and based there logic off wins and losses. So I echo these words, Shame on St. Paul!

  • Rando

    @shame on St. Paul

    The senior QB’s family are not alumni at all. Check your facts you idiot.

  • SCARY BUT SOUNDS FAMILIAR

    All this talk of alumni , parents , boosters , all in an uproar over their program has a familiar sound to it . Kind of reminds you of all the barking out of the Damien crowd . Could Gano be next now that St Paul showed them the way ?

  • Amat87

    Noticed that Aram hasn’t said anything since the SP faithful put him in his place. Total bias and one side journalism on your part. You, of all people, a of person of the media,should make sure all of your facts are straight and shouldn’t assume. And this is coming from an Amat alum

  • Whittier woman

    St. Paul should have just hired Avina from the get go!

  • SPECTATOR NO LONGER

    OMG!!!!!OMG !!!OMG!!!
    WHAT MORAN FIRES A FOOTBALL COACH MID-SEASON.
    I CANT WAIT FOR FRIDAY’S GAME, BECAUSE ST.PAUL(1-5) IS GOING TO KILL CHAMINADE (5-1), RIGHT??????
    ISNT THAT THE THINKING OF NARROW MINDED, IRGNORANT, RACIST CRY BABY PARENTS OR ADMISTRATION.
    LETS WATCH ALL THE BENCH WARMERS, STEP IT UP…LOL
    BECAUSE YOU KNOW ALL THE GOOD PLAYERS AND COACH’S
    ARE GOING BYE, BYE.
    PARENTS: SAVE YOUR TUITION FOR FOOTBALL PRIVATE LESSONS, YOUR GOING TO NEED IT !
    GOOD LUCK SENIORS :(

  • and finally

    and finally after 73 posts, there it is, THE RACIST CARD! Took you long enough!

  • SP PITMAN 86

    GEEEEEZOOOOO, finally flavor flav is gone! I have to admit I was on the bandwagon and hope he did us Proud! but I knew we were in trouble when Hellweek lasted what a mere 3days…r u kinding…I still have nightmares of hellweek and Coach Ready. You play the way you practice end of story. One down one more to go…Obama ur nexts

  • SMH SP ALUM

    BREAKING NEWS!!!

    St. Paul closes its doors at the end of 2013 school year.

  • SPECTATOR NO LONGER

    OMG, LET ME GUESS.
    YOU MUST BE THE SIMPLE MINDED MEXICAN ALUMNIS FROM ST.PAUL
    Cant wait for fridays game…LOL…LOL

    SPECTATOR NO LONGER

  • and finally

    And you are the only one on here bringing race into this conversation. Who is simple?

  • SP Faithful

    @ SPECTATOR NO LONGER

    SO your saying that because of the firing of Asante they are to start saving tuition money for private lessions. Come on, he couldnt better the taste of a sour grape let alone develop players. His camps were bogus and just a money maker for his pocket. All he cared about is $$$, how he looked on Friday night and how many comments he got on facebook.

    Real coaches stay til 9 or 10pm after practice reviewing practice and watching opponents film not head to your car and go home and let Angulo close up. Real coaches create scouting reports on the weekends and clock in at 7am on Sat and leave at 8 or 9pm. Oh and they also work on Sundays, unlike Asante. To be great, you have to prepare prepare prepare, work work work. The players deserve to be educated on the upcoming opponent, not laid out to dry for failure just so he can look good on Friday night then blame the team. Its not Pop Warner. You said in the article Asante that you learned. I hope you did, there are things such as Scouting reports and practice plans. Didnt Pete Carroll show you a few of his? Race is not the issue, wins and losses wernt either, it was his off the field tacting and in the classroom behavior that canned him. Football only added very little to the dismissal. ITS OVER, ITS DONE, NO MORE SHOULD OF COULD OF WOULD OF. STOP ALL THE NEGATIVITY. LETS NOW SUPPORT THESE SENIORS. We all know how precious these years are and its not fair to them for whoever was the decision maker. They had nothing to do with it. LETS ROOT THEM ON AND HELP MAKE THERE LAST YEAR POSITIVELY REMEMBERABLE. SAME ON ALL WHO TALK DOWN ON THEM!!!

    GOOD LUCK MY FELLOW SWORDSMEN, HOLD YOUR HEADS HIGH AND FIGHT AS BROTHERS AND NEVER GIVE UP!!! WE ARE ST. PAUL!!!

  • QB Mom

    @QB Controversy – You must be one of Asantes 3 blind mice or one of the Godfather characters. Get your facts straight. I dont hide behind blog names, I’m the mom. Maier is a great QB, scholar athlete and very deserving of playing time. Paul would be the first to agree. Paul or Jacob, doesnt matter as long as they play as a team. What you failed to say was that Paul was in a car accident on that am of Servite game. Playing both ways on field was just too much that day with a shoulder injury. He could have eaily sat out and not played at all. The lack of communication, constant degrading and belittling of the boys is what caused Asantes exit. He cut off his hand to spite his face. Tried to punish Paul for standing up for his teamates. Sounds like you have a personal problem with my family, so sorry about that. I wish all the boys well. Whether the players stay or go it was a pleasure getting to know some of them. Also I was NOT the booster president, just a mom helping out. Asante used me because he pissed off so many people. Wow, didnt know I had that much power. Couldnt have possiblly been the 30-40 other parents who couldnt tolerate it anymore. See you at the field since you know my whereabouts!

  • SPECTATOR NO LONGER

    JOKE…
    it all sounds like cry baby parents, alumnis with no life.
    cant wait till friday ! joke

    SPECTATOR NO LONGER

  • To It’s JUST footaball

    Please point me to the chemistry or chess blog ASAP! I got me a jones to talk checkmates and chemical formulas.

  • Lets move on

    Well said QB mom. Lol 3 blind mice where are they now playing div 12 football LOL.

  • Sir Arthur

    If this is the QB mom we can all understand the frustration of the season up until this point. It is also yoor right to approach the coach about playing time or non playing time. But if the coach made a decision to not start your son going to the principal to complain is not right and is not a good lesson to teach any young men. It shows if you as an adult complain enough and shake things up that it only shows the teen that winning a spot on honor and hard work/talent does not matter. I do not know if this happened but if he starts this week it also shows that the next coach is a puppet. I dont know and dont care to know but it looks like the parents want to run the team and the school should allow the 30 or 40 to be the staff since they want run things. Asante first problem was allowing parents and others at practice. That is a no no. If you are the booster parent or alum head or the gate security do the volunteer job that you put in for. Also hiring past coaches that wanted to be the head coach. This is tough because trust and loyalty is #1. Lastly you never want to change a culture or tradition until you win at that location. Then you can do whatever you want as a championship coach or team. Think of this Urban Meyer goes to Ohio St and most likely looked at those weird decals that they wear and said they are horrible but its Ohio st I cant bother them its a tradition.

  • Just Sayin’

    @ HAHAHAHAHA!!! You cross a line when you call out kids the way you did. That is the act of a coward and a low life. Do you have children? Or are you simply a child yourself? Mentally we know you are a child.

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @QB Mom,
    The truth is you couldn’t stand to watch your son get benched at halftime of the Mater Dei game because he was having such a terrible year, his so call friend didn’t help him by having hands of stone, so you the co-booster club president, your father the equipment manager, and lunatic in the stand husband went and cried to Kate Aceves about how little Paul was being cursed at and demeaned by the head coach. And Aceves didn’t have the spine to stand up to you and your little click. I am sure in the history of football, little Paul is the first to be cursed at on the sideline. What makes him so special that if he didn’t do his job he wasn’t accountable? You can deny it, your little meeting with Aceves started the ball rolling in getting Asante fired.

    @Lets move on,
    Division 12? My son plays at a PAC 5 school. And what is wrong with division 12? I bet they don’t have any of the problems St. Paul is having. Salesian a division 13 school has five D1 athletes and Monrovia a division 11 school has five D1 athletes. How many does St. Paul have? One? Scoby? Oh yea, he is saying ADIOS to St. Paul and might end up at a division 12 school too. St. Paul is GARBAGE and people like you is the reason why, trying to look down on others when you yourself is making poverty level wages.

    @Just Sayin’,
    I am just speaking facts. Which one on the list is your loser? And good job teaching your kid to cry to the principal when something doesn’t go his way. He’s gonna grow up with a pair.

  • Let’s move on

    @hahahaha
    His boys are San Gabriel not Pasadena.

  • Just Sayin’

    @ HAHAHAHAHA!!!,

    My son does not go to SP, he goes to a D1 school that thank God is not going through what SP is going through right now.

    That said, I’m afraid you are the loser low life. Again, DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN? If so, i feel sorry fior them to have such an idiot and low life for a father.

  • AMAT 73

    hahaha or should I say laughing hyena ,
    Which PAC – 5 school would that be? And don’t say AMAT because by your post we know that’s not possible . I like the way people use that PAC-5 as a bail out term then fail to say which school their offspring attends . So which one is it ?????? You seem to know a lot about the slime players and program so answer me this , why would someone with a kid at a PAC-5 school know so much about what went on at the slimes games and care ???? You did say you saw the Servite game and also knowing the QB was benched at half time of the MD game because of having a “bad season” . Don’t you follow your kids team ?????

  • New York

    Didn’t St Paul win a D3 title a few years ago? What a dramatic slide! What happened? B

    Why bother playing at a Catholic school if it is not D1/PAC5?

  • The Chef

    Reprinted here from Whittier Blog 10/1/2012

    I use to enjoy reminding the occasional (obnoxious) St Paul fanatic that despite an excellent heritage, this was not the 80′s and the school did not have the talent or the resources to be making claims of greatness or Dynasty. By and large, most of the St Paul faithful were proud but rational fans that were committed to the success of their team but more committed to the success and well being of their children that made up the team. This season I was genuinely excited to see the school take a gamble with an unconventional hire to attempt to shake up the status quo and infuse the team with new talent and new Leadership.

    It now seems from the outside, that the St Paul Administration has gravely erred in one key element in this Leadership Selection Decision. The fundamental principal rule when you decide to “go against convention” in seeking a new leader is MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT THE NEW LEADER IS MORE CONCERNED WITH THE LONG TERM SUCCESS OF THE ORGANIZATION THAN WITH HIS OWN SUCCESS!!! If you don’t ensure this fundamental principal, you will experience some or all of the following: 1)The new leader will make random decisions to draw attention to himself to the detriment of the organization 2)The new leader will strongly and unfairly favor his new vision and those whom he brings in that buy into his vision to the detriment of the organization 3) The new leader will cause a great deal of contention and infighting in the organization because chaos brings attention 4) The new leader will not accept accountable and will deflect criticism to those that criticize his vision questioning their motives and their knowledge. 5) Although there may be some temporary successes, all of the above will result in failure far in excess of what should be achieved given the talent and resources that the organization possesses.

    It would seem that the St Paul Administration should realize these signs above and accept that in an attempt to swing for the fences, they were drawn to a attention seeking leader with an over-sized personality and ego and they failed to hire a leader who was committed to the long term success of the WHOLE TEAM AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN THAT MAKE IT UP. From the outside it is painful to see the Parents, Alumni and most importantly the Players be tore apart by the ill advised tactics of this leader. It is time for the Administration to put the well being of the organization ahead of their own egos and make the only rational decision to fix the situation before there is no organization to fix.

  • Wow

    @BICK: wha the heck… Ray Fenton,???? He is at D13 webb and cant get 500 or even the play offs. His predecessor made the playoffs but not fenton. Oh look the state coach of the year…his replacement has won 2 league championships. Fenton will be at Damien soon…at least that’s the plan

  • Wow

    Rumored kanach of Alhambra got canned? Who’s next? Rice at Ganesha? Probably not, rice can risk his players safety and nothing happens. Ass ante and rice now thats a match.

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @Let’s move on,
    You slimes at St. Paul are getting more confusing and delusional. What the heck does San Gabriel or Pasadena have to do with the topic at hand? That is a group of moms went to the principal of the school to get the coach fired over a QB’s benching. They don’t allow that to happen even in Pop Warner but it happened at your slime school.

    @Amat73,
    Yes, my son does go to Amat. What’s your point? Unlike you, I do not get my mail via donkey. It was between St. Paul or Amat for us. Our friends wanted us to attend St. Paul. We chose Amat because I didn’t appreciate some of the snort nose junior and senior parents at St. Paul and the way they demean the incoming freshmen and their families. I also didn’t feel comfortable with the so call traditions that were established during the 60s and 70s that the school is holding onto hence contributing to their less than 600 student body enrollment. In case you’re wondering, I get my mails and messages via text and e-mail. You should try it sometime it’s much faster than via a donkey.

    @Just Sayin’,
    What D1 school does your son attend? Garfield?

  • BBH

    They should bring in Rick Zepada. He is a respected alumni.

  • Student

    Okay, Im not really sure where to start having read this. Assuming that you are all parents of high school students, St. Paul or otherwise– or perhaps simply an Alumni–the majority of you should be ashamed of yourselves. Not because you used your freedom of speech to voice your opinions, not because you ache when your children do, not because you want mend what you see broken, not because pride runs through your veins, but because you have failed to hold your children accountable for their actions at the appropriate time.
    Also assuming that you are all Catholics–because your children go to a Catholic school–does all this talk really seem appropriate? Isnt there something else you could be doing rather than writing on website–hopefully without your children in front of you to witness your foolishness. Ill establish my credibility to avoid any confusion: Im a college student with a cousin on the St. Paul football. I am not from a St. Paul family, and I know what it feels like to endure loss having come from the Del Rio League. Having said that, it would futile for any of you to refute my stance, not defending Asante, nor criticizing the football team but accusing the St. Paul parents alone of this shit-fest.
    No, I do not have children. No, I cannot relate to the hardships of being a parent. No, I do not understand what it feels like to have St. Paul pride. And most importantly, no I do not respect the parents involvement in these situations.
    Having cleared that up, heres what I will say: Asantes inability to win games is a reflection of the players inability to play as team. (I can only assume that they do not play as a team because I have heard this first hand from players whom I will not reveal.) In addition, the players inability to play like a St. Paul family–against probably (because I do not know for certain) the most difficult schedule they have ever faced–is a direct reflection of the at-home St. Paul family that does not preach unity at all odds. Just in case I confused some of you: Its the parents fault that your kids dont play together because you taught them this at home. Okay, heres a scenario for you: Why do you have St. Paul pride? Because you were taught. Weird. Imagine the effect that you as parents have on your children when they come home from their football games. As a fan in the stands, I know first hand that these parents, or Alumni, or whatever you may be, are overly opinionated at an inappropriate time. For example, against Servite, after D.J. Cloy was on the floor motionless for over twenty minutes, one parent had the audacity to Boo after the game was called to an early end. I know, I know, play to the end teaches the students to finish what they started; however, doesnt it seem appropriate to place the physical health of a 17 year old child as a top priority. Perhaps they should have finished the game, either way, its the fact that the booing was in the breath of every parent in those stands that knew not how to voice their anger because they are not use to losing. Having said that, what seems more appropriate: learning how to endure a loss which will prepare them how to endure the struggles that will surely plague them in life; or, learn how to finish a football game after watching their friend suffer on the floor.
    So Im sure you understand what Im getting at by now, if not, here it is again: the parents are responsible for manipulating how the St. Paul football (not the coach) conducts themselves. Ill break that claim down for you to: 1) parents teach children 2) children emulate parents 3) coaches have an influence on these children inferior to that of parents. If all this is true–because I understand what its like to be a child because I am one–this supposes two things: 1)Asante had more control over your children than you did which probably pissed you off; or 2) you as parents have manipulated your children into hating this man because you do. Wow, Im sure there are more alternatives than this but Im clearly being bias because I dont like you parents.

  • Student

    Okay, heres where I call you people out that acted fools.
    For starters:

    @SGV Fan said:
    Whats up with the suit and tie? Business meeting or coaching a football team? Trying to act classy? he should have laid out a solid game plan versus trying to be Mr. Flashy GQ. Now get into your Chrysler 300 with the Bentley grill, tinted windows and 22″ dubs and drive off into the sunset.

    Its absolutely true that a mans appearance determines his character: Wrong. Troy Thomas, Servites coach wore a suit and he seems pretty solid. I know, I know, he didnt wear it like Asante did, did he? Hmm, that sounds a bit racist to me but I wont go that far and say that you are. Perhaps, just maybe, if you cant attack a mans character because you know nothing about it then you are entitled to attack his appearance. Having said that, I feel that this would be terrible if your child–assuming that you have one–read this and inherited your morals. Im sure that youre not a bad guy at all and I myself that it was bizarre that Asante wore that suit; however, I say that because I dont like that suit because I think it is ugly, not because I think that he wore it to prove something. As far as your next comment :

    @SGV FOOTBALL said:
    This is going to be awkward. LA Times is reporting that he will keep his teaching job at the school.

    In a way youre right, yes it will awkward for him; however, I can bet you that he will nonetheless continue to uphold his duty as a teacher regardless of this change in his life. Hopefully, you finish what you start will be learned from his actions and not the inaction of the football game that was called to an end prematurely. I can bet, and I dont even know that man, that he will walk those halls with his head held high not only because he has to, but because he knows that this will teach the students something that they should be learning at home: which is, that a commitment is to the end. I do not mean to attack you; however, I feel that you need to know this in order to contribute to a change in St. Paul parenting. Even if you arent a St. Paul parent, learn something.

    Next:

    @SP chest thumping mom said:
    I hate to see anyone lose their job but…this was necessary. The boys need a strong coach who actually leads them. I have been to all the games this season and I could tell the teams moral was gone. As far as all the new players, including scoby, I hope they realize what it means to be in the true Saint Paul family. Pride, Tradition, and Honor. If they are looking for ONLY a win, then they are not Swordsman material.
    I admire your dedication to the team but I feel that your logic is a bit off and very contradictory. You hate to see someone lose there job for reasons that you probably have no idea about. Lets just assume that he got fired because he failed to win games, which, at the moment is the only logical answer because all other claims would just be hearsay. So if Swordsman material is, as you said, more than just wins, dont you think he should keep his job. Ill go ahead and agree that you typed this in the moment and what you really meant to say was that a Saint Paul wishes to Teach pride, tradition, and honor to all student (children) new or old because there is more to life than just winning; rather, it is most important to learn, and more important than just learning alone, but learning the Saint Paul way which accepts and supports all children working and becoming young men. I do completely agree with you though that the team needs a strong coach! No doubting that one; however, that is not to say that Asante was not him, nor will the next be him as well. But I will say more importantly than a strong coach, these children need smart parents and not necessarily strong parents. You see, perhaps it is a great characteristic for a coach to be strong, to discipline, to motivate, but when the kids go home, the parent needs to be smart enough to teach the child the good and bad from what came from the coach. In other words, the kids have to deal with a Strong coach all day at practice, so the last thing they need is a Strong mom or dad to instruct rather than interpret what their child has learned. Maybe I didnt make my point on that one as clear as Id like to but I guess I just want you to know that intelligence and not strength is the most important characteristic in a childs life. Perhaps Asante was dumb as shit, if so, then good ridden but remember that your children need you now to understand how they feel and not the other way around. As far as morale goes, I find it hard to believe that you could sense that from the field with players that arent even aloud to take their helmets off. You know what brings up morale in a childs heart? Knowing that win, lose or draw, their parents are going to support them either way and not bash the coach on the ride home. Which parent are you? As far as singling out Kurt, shame on you. If you want to make a difference with all that chest pumping, Id suggest pumping them at the parents that speak under their breaths about how the team is doing based on winning and losing, since, as you said, St. Paul is more than that.

    Next:

    @SP_ALUMNI said:
    We need to hire Gil Jimenez (Ex Defensive SP Coach ) from Warren who knows about the SP Tradition and can coach disciplined Ball!!

    Mr. Alumni, Im happy to see that you havent given up on the team and that you are coming with solutions to the table and not bickering. Whether or not that coach is the answer, at least you have a suggested one. Kudos sir. Remember, dont bash in front of your children, they listen to everything (its crazy).

    Next:

    @QB Controversy said:
    With Asante out Telles is the starting QB and Jacob Maier goes back to JV.

    QB Controversy said:
    When Asante started Jacob Maier over Paul Tellas at QB that was the end for him. Jacob is only a sophomore and Telles is a Sr. Its just some parents you don’t want to piss off!

    QB Controversy said:
    You cannot replace a 3 year starter at QB when his mom is the booster club president, his dad never misses a practice and his grandmother never misses a practice and his grandad is the equipment manager. It doesnt matter that Jacob Maier is the better QB. You have to know who’s in charge and if you don’t know then you make the mistake Asante made and it cost him his job.

    I couldnt agree with you more. Paul Telles is an excellent Qb equivalent to that of Jacob Maier regardless of age; however, they are great In their respective ways. On one hand, because Telles has experience he has the ability to manage the game better, and quite frankly he can run the ball pretty well. The kid is an all-around gamer but I feel that he picked the wrong position. Having said that, on the other hand, Maier is very young, yet he has probed to be equivalent to Telles because he passes as much as him (hardly) and manages the game as well as him (poorly). Taking the same logic as to why Asante got fired, Telles should be shit-canned just as well. Assuming that Asantes discharge was to get a head start on next season, change the style of the game, or to hold him responsible for the win/loss ratio, so too should Telles be benched under those terms. Since St. Paul hardly passes and not much talent is required for handing the ball off (I played QB in high school I understand) Telles should at the most share time with Maier. Just as unfortunate as it was for Asante to be fired so to will it be for Telles. The difference between these two QBs can be found in their age. Maier is clearly the more valuable having said that but lets not make any bad blood between parents and players. Again, I agree with you that source of all this piss and vinegar is a result of the influence of the parents. And yes sir I agree with you, you can replace a 3 year starter which shows the power that coach has over the institution.

    Next:

    @QB Mom said:

    @QB Controversy – You must be one of Asantes 3 blind mice or one of the Godfather characters. Get your facts straight. I dont hide behind blog names, I’m the mom. Maier is a great QB, scholar athlete and very deserving of playing time. Paul would be the first to agree. Paul or Jacob, doesnt matter as long as they play as a team. What you failed to say was that Paul was in a car accident on that am of Servite game. Playing both ways on field was just too much that day with a shoulder injury. He could have eaily sat out and not played at all. The lack of communication, constant degrading and belittling of the boys is what caused Asantes exit. He cut off his hand to spite his face. Tried to punish Paul for standing up for his teamates. Sounds like you have a personal problem with my family, so sorry about that. I wish all the boys well. Whether the players stay or go it was a pleasure getting to know some of them. Also I was NOT the booster president, just a mom helping out. Asante used me because he pissed off so many people. Wow, didnt know I had that much power. Couldnt have possiblly been the 30-40 other parents who couldnt tolerate it anymore. See you at the field since you know my whereabouts!

    With the utmost respect to you as a mother (the hardest position on the field), I think you are very wrong. The team is losing, Paul is the Qb, he knew going in that there would be a lot of pressure to come with that position, as did Asante. So, when Asante does bad he gets cut. When Paul does poorly, he too gets cut. I have seen your son play and as I have said before hes a gamer but I dont think hes a good quarterback. My opinion may not matter to you; however, your opinion does matter to Paul and to the St. Paul community. Perhaps you didnt know the pressure that would come with being the mom of the quarterback on a losing team. Having said that, you must know that your son has a great influence over his teammates, and the you of all people–whom has proven herself to be very opinionated–has a greater influence over him. Now that we can see this chain reaction, you see the power that you have to sway the players points of views on these trifling matters. For example, if you–or your husband whom I have seen look awfully frustrated when Paul is taken out–blame the coaching for the players actions, then Paul will do the same, which will in turn, influence the team to follow. This cannot do. I can infer from what you have said that you had a good relationship with Asante, whether or not this is true, as the QB of the parents know that it was all of the parents fault for this mess and it can only be your doings to support your children and not speak out against anyone. I know, I know, You pay a lot of money for your child to go there and youre going to say whatever you want, No you dont, trust me, your son isnt even in college yet. So, mind what you say about others even when provoked. So far, Id say youve done a wonderful job supporting your son, not that you needed my approval, but then again, opinions do matter when everyone is watching ; ).

  • Student

    Next:

    HAHAHAHAHA!!! said:
    The only good player I would take on St. Paul is Nick Downs. The dude just likes football no politics. The rest Telles, especially Ramsay, Reyes, Gravinni, and no playing time Diaz are all mama’s boys and it shows. I saw Ramsay drop at least five passes at the Servite game when Telles got pulled. If Telles’ family wants to blame anyone blame Ramsay not Asante..

    I agree and disagree with you in some ways. First, I would agree with you that Nick Downs is one of the few good players on that team. The kid a gamer. I would disagree with you that Telles is in-so-many-words not good, I too think that he is a good player at the wrong position which is pretty awful this far into the season. I also agree with you that Asante is not to blame; rather, as I have exhausted, the parents.

  • Student

    Next:

    @Sir Arthur said:
    If this is the QB mom we can all understand the frustration of the season up until this point. It is also yoor right to approach the coach about playing time or non playing time. But if the coach made a decision to not start your son going to the principal to complain is not right and is not a good lesson to teach any young men. It shows if you as an adult complain enough and shake things up that it only shows the teen that winning a spot on honor and hard work/talent does not matter. I do not know if this happened but if he starts this week it also shows that the next coach is a puppet. I dont know and dont care to know but it looks like the parents want to run the team and the school should allow the 30 or 40 to be the staff since they want run things. Asante first problem was allowing parents and others at practice. That is a no no. If you are the booster parent or alum head or the gate security do the volunteer job that you put in for. Also hiring past coaches that wanted to be the head coach. This is tough because trust and loyalty is #1. Lastly you never want to change a culture or tradition until you win at that location. Then you can do whatever you want as a championship coach or team. Think of this Urban Meyer goes to Ohio St and most likely looked at those weird decals that they wear and said they are horrible but its Ohio st I cant bother them its a tradition.

    @It’s JUST footaball said:
    Okay, so he gets fired lets move on. This is not life or death here. And Yes, what Alumni, Parent, Student or supporter would not defend their school? What’s wrong with school pride??? Why all the bashing let’s remember that ANY SCHOOLS primary FOCUS is EDUCATION not Football….or any other sports for that matter.

    You two have to be the more intelligent of the bunch. This whole St. Paul family nonsense is great and all if it gets your child into college. Education is by far the most important asset in a childs life. Hopefully, the St. Paul credo encompasses the value of education at the high school level and most importantly the collegiate level.

  • Student

    Finally:

    @SP PITMAN 86 said:
    GEEEEEZOOOOO, finally flavor flav is gone! I have to admit I was on the bandwagon and hope he did us Proud! but I knew we were in trouble when Hellweek lasted what a mere 3days…r u kinding…I still have nightmares of hellweek and Coach Ready. You play the way you practice end of story. One down one more to go…Obama ur nexts

    I would be embarrassed if you were my father, as Im sure your child already is. Im sure that more than just embarrassment, your child fears you because you probably beat them and cheat on your wife because youre an alcoholic that has a piss-poor job. Stereotypes arent nice are they, even if you dont live up to them. But you see, you are the prime example of the influence that the over-opinionated St. Paul parent has on their child that is the sole reason for this debacle. Im only assuming, but your father–assuming that you are a man because you really seem to talk like a big man–spoke to you the same way. If so, expect your children to do the same. Or, you can make a change to be at the very least, a decent man that has evolved from a primal state and has grown out of his St. Paul glory days because that is all you have ever achieved. Dont you want more for your children than what you have achieved– if achievements we may call it. As a Republican myself, you disgust me you ignorant bigot.

  • BBH

    Well said student!

  • Don Keydick

    St. Paul,

    How does it feel to be at the bottom of the barrel? You guys find every reason to blame someone except yourself. So typical! For years it’s been the same story. Always an excuse. Please come to grips that your garbage can of a school is a pile of crap. How do people place blame on the coach? Look on the field! Your team is inferior to everyone else. It’s been like that for the last few years. Bottom line is that there is no talent. You people need to take a hard long look and realize that your school will NEVER compete with the big boys. It’s over!
    As for the parents that are complaining, your doing no good for your little boys by not letting them be held accountable. It’s will show in the long run. All of a sudden SP is a place of crybabys and sissys. A far cry from the glory days. I won’t even let myself attend a game because I’m disgusted with what’s happening. Matter of fact , the last game I went to I saw all those stupid alumni wearing there letterman jackets. Some of the guys were in their 50′s. So comical. You people praise Anchic and ever he stunk for the last few years. What creditable coach will take that job? None! Your school needs to close up shop and turn that crappy school into a boys reformatory or a cow pasture because at the end of the day it’s all the same. Your school is over and the end is near….

  • MrsRT

    St Paul sold their soul to win. This is what they reap.
    It is not only the football team that was affected, all the “regular” students saw how winning was everything..how all the “new” players were slipped in on the sly. What a VERY sorry lesson for these kids to learn at a Catholic school that parents sacrifice to have their kids in.

  • Student

    @Don KeyDick You’re a fool and now everyone knows it. Well done.

  • SGVNative

    As an outsider, let me say this, I first saw Asante on TV and was very impressed with him. His suite attire does not bother me. He impressed me. When he spoke about the loss with Bishop Amat, he was very generous with his comments. Most of us do not know what really happened at St Paul. We can all agree, it was tragic! I hope the dust settles soon for all.Latinos are very proud. Somtimes too much pride will get in the way of things.Before I begin, let me share someting with you and perhaps we all might learn a different approach. Every sport I attempted, I excelled. I was gifted with speed and thus proved helpful for football and track. No one beat me in track for two years in league. My father was a CIF wrestler and taught me the sport. My son was born premature. He weighted 2 pounds 15 ounces and not expected to live. He survived but had many physical problems. He was allergic to dirt and could not play like other boys were able. He never played any organized sports of any kind. As he grew older he got better. When he entered high school, he wanted to play football with his friends. We let him. He knew very little about football rules ,how you play the game tackle, blocking etc. He was on the team but never played much. he just was not very good. Except once, he was sent in and made a tackle He was so proud of himself. What he said after the game stuck with me forever,”Dad, I don’t care if I play,as long as I’m on the team.” His son, my Grandson as well. is not into playing sports. He is more concern about his education. He is a A plus student and very gifted. Every class he takes is easy. How many students can acknowledge, that chemistry is easy?

    There is life after football!

  • Scoboy gone

    and so it goes as expected, he transfers to Amat. Asante had to have known this was going to happen & gave Scoboy the heads up.

    I am so embarrassed to be an alumni

  • amat187stpaul

    St. Paul people are crybabies. Theyre so jealous of Amat, it’s amazing they even worry about anyone else on the schedule. They should have hired the right coach instead of some fool that bought a big screen tv for the fieldhouse and wanted kids to pay for weightlifting. It makes Morales look like a jackass more than anything. Why don’t you guys hire a pop warner coach like you did for the new wrestling team? Their arrogance blinds them.

  • Amat sucks….

    on my bowling balls.

  • AMAT 73

    hahahaha said the hyena ,

    Sure your kid goes to AMAT .If so why would you be at a slime game instead of our game against Chino Hills whuch was a huge game for AMAT ?????? Also why would you even care about or even know so much about the slime players ??? Also did you miss the Culver City game to take in the big battle between MD and the slime ????? I think you are one of those blind mice people are speaking of on here . The kicker is you hate the traditions the slime holds on to , well the long standing traditions held at AMAT are what bring the families in to the fold at AMAT . Did you also notice no known AMAT blogger is here taking so much glee over this situation as you and another thing about AMAT tradition, it’s not our way to call a kid out by name about his performance on the field . So let me ask you this , which game will you be at tonight ?????? By your post I would say the slime game , but your kid does go to AMAT , yea right . Another thing , last time I checked my postman drives a little white truck with blue and red stripes on it , so the donkey might be what you see in the mirror every morning .

  • 1st and goal

    @AMAT 73

    HAHAHAHA is not with AMAT. He has too much knowledge, lets give the benefit of doubt, on St.Paul. He gives himself away with his accounts of the players on the team.
    ” I saw Ramsay drop at least five passes at the Servite game when Telles got pulled”
    “St. Paul is proud of traditions such as not allowing players to wear gloves, no white showing on cleats, feeding players steaks and potatoes before a game, and consider it a privilege to enter the urinal they call the Den. BTW, when your best linemen is a 5’8″ Amat reject who has a 1.0 GPA you have no talent.”
    and regarding Casey Morales
    “Tell me how anyone is going to do well on varsity when you are in the red zone five times during a freshmen game. first and goal once at the three, first and goal inside the ten twice, and only came away with three points and the team lost 3-7?”

    Hes not with AMAT. He may want to be but he isnt.

  • Not So Fast My Friend

    Amat73

    In other news, good luck tonight against Alamany. Steven is a beast. Who do expect will be covering him? No. 7?

  • AMAT 73

    NSFMF,

    I would tend to think so as he is our shutdown guy. That being said Blue is no slouch either but my bigger concern is Dunn . That guy is one tough QB . He must be contained because we can cover the WR’s and he can wind up killing us . I think Velasquez will have to come up big stopping him at the line of scrimmage and the ends need to force him to stay in the middle for that to happen and not let him get to the corners where he does his most damage . I know we will score but the game lies with the defense to put the squash on Dunn and company . I don’t want it to get to the point of last team with the ball has the best chance to win . That’s what happened last week with ND and Dunn had some great runs to get the last score for Alemany . Thanks for the well wishes .

  • I figured you out, now figure me out!!! shouldn’t be too hard!!!!

    Ok people, haahahahahah is exatly who we think he is!!! Trying to throw people off with saying his kids go to a Div1/PAC5 school, the fact is part of it true, just forgot to add the second 1 as in Div11! mr hahahahah, notice I didn’t capitalize the M, that’s because you are not a man, but a coward!!! You come on here and try to belittle all these parents and young men, think you are superior to everybody because of your money. Fact is as we had this convo before, money doesn’t buy happiness! As your a true example of it, you are a very angry and bitter person… So go count your money in your Arcadia mansion and figure out what “oppertunites” you have for your kids next year! Let’s see 3 pop warner organizations, 3 high shools, will it be 5 by the time the youngest graduates???

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Just got back to THE CASA and checking out some of these guess work about me is hilarious. Well, time for a shower and go watch the beat down at The Pit. But before I do I will stop by the corner Kwik Stop and get a lottery ticket, I am going to win and buy that Arcadia mansion just to prove figure me out right. @Amat73, I don’t go to Amat games because I know my son is not a superstar and won’t be on the varsity sideline until at least his junior year. I don’t take high school football seriously, it’s just a game kids play. I enjoy hanging out with friends with a red cup in my hand watching and listening to all the drama that take place at St. Paul, especially this year. You should try it sometime. It’s better than Days Of Our Lives.

    @figure you out figure me out figure him out figure this out figure it out,
    Ah, let me guess, you’re one of the dad holding a red cup that I listen to complain why you think your boy is not getting any playing time and stay awake at night thinking how you will spin it to the principal to make it seem like it’s the head coach’s fault? Please reply if I am right.

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    @SGVNative,
    Thank you for sharing and putting things in perspective.

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @Student,
    BRAVO!!! I agree with everything you wrote including those about me. Paul is a gamer but he is just having a bad year as a QB therefore should be benched.

    @figure you out figure me out figure him out figure this out figure it out,
    I will be looking you in the eye in ten minutes so make sure you say “hi.”

  • Amat sucks….

    I guess not so invincible after all. oh ya, and you sure did contain those Alemany receivers..lmao. I’m sure Scoby will transfer again after Amat. He’s another Grigsby.

  • Recovering Catholic

    How embarrassing. No wonder I’m a recovering Catholic. Bashing people is not Godly (no matter what side you are on) and for goodness sake it’s only a sport. Do the educational subjects get this much attention and support?

  • Recovering Catholic

    How embarrassing. No wonder I’m a recovering Catholic. Bashing people is not Godly (no matter what side you are on) and for goodness sake it’s only a sport. Do the educational subjects get this much attention and support?

  • St Paul Sucksman

    St Paul Sucksman will always be third class to Bishop Amat. The Sucksman haven’t done shit since 1981. The only time they ever did anything in the past 20 years they had to drop them a division. Such a racist school and I’m surprised they even hired him to begin with knowing there racist history. Sucksman have the loser mentality. 20 years later they still get mad about high school football. Sorry you guys are such losers that you still can’t let it go, lol. All I know we beat St Paul all my four years and Amat hasn’t lost to St Paul in over 30 years, haha. You Sucksman are pathetic!

  • Amat sucks…

    @Sucksman….so is your mom. tell her to stop calling me.

  • SP Faithful

    @St. Paul Sucksman. Check your facts before you talk. 1999 SP beat Amat to break the 17 game losing streak AND I remember very well in 2000 WE kicked your parncers butt on Fox Sports West. Only giving 6 points up…2 field goals..while hanging 38 up on you….so I have never lost to you prancers!!! Our glory days may have come and gone and so have amat but at least we have a C.I.F. championship in this decade. When’s the last time amat won one? Take a bite on that!!! SP will rebuild and return to glory!!!

  • Don Keydick

    St .Paul?

    What is their to be proud of? Take it like a man and move over. Always an excuse with you people. The fun is over. You need to rid yourself of all the administration including the principal. You have nobody to blame except yourselves. How does it feel to eat crap? Another thing, don’t ever compare yourself to Amats legacy. Even at your best your still way behind. Amat has always had a way better program hands down. That’s why all the top athletes go there and not to your school. That’s a horrible comparison. Maybe you should compare yourself to Whittier……

  • 38SP24

    @ HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    All of your comments are just plain WONG, if you would just sit back and enjoy the ride, you would have realized everything you’ve contribute to SP was all bullshit! You tried dictate and tell people what to do and when that fail all that was left was licking Asante’s balls so your kids can have some playing time. Once you knew the coach was not giving in you bounced. Hiding behind these blogs doesn’t really matter we know who you are…. Please don’t be surprised when we show up on the sideline of a SGVHS game.

    P.S. Keep drinking that Tiger bone wine!

  • HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    @38SP24,
    Plain and simple, you’re an IDIOT! You have not a clue who I am.

  • A SIGN OF THE TIME!

    Seeing all the turmoil at the school, I’ll say St. Paul’s season was over prior to the first preseason game. What division do you think St. Paul realistically belongs in today? With less than 300 boys, they clearly don’t have the student population or the talent necessary to compete in D3 or the Mission League. I say put them in the Del Rio League of the Southeast Division or in a private school league with the likes of Whittier Christian and Salesian. It’s a hard pill to swallow falling that fall from D1 but it’s a sign of the time. The move will allow the school to be relevant and competitive again and restore whatever pride it has left.

  • BA

    @ Sign of the times,
    I have to agree with you the school put itself back 10 years ,I think Div 12 will be well suited for them ,the talent level is not evident,and now no African American kid will not touch that school with a ten foot pole !!!!!!

  • Coach Morales

    We got rid of Asante and his two black assistant coaches. We kept his Mexican assistants Reynolso, Sefuentes, Reyes, Estralla, Jimenez and Munoz. Four black boys transferred out including Scooby but we kept Cloy. Even though four black boys left we still have 4 black boys still attending SP and two are on the Football team. (Cloy and Carter) SP is going back to the future, NO MORE SINGLE DIGITS and STEAKS ON GAMEDAY. Coach Morales sounds way better than Coach Asante.

  • A SIGN OF THE TIME!

    BA, I am thinking along the same line, D11-13. No African American kids, no linemen, and really not even the areas talent hispanic kids will go there. They prefer BA or SJB.

    Coach Morales, I have heard about the racial tensions that goes on at the school. Your post is kind of suggesting the same thing. Where there is smoke there is fire.

  • Coyote

    @ Casey Morales
    Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.