UPDATED: Etiwanda down to three (four?), last interviews are Saturday

Etiwanda is down to former Damien head coach Greg Gano and Chino Hills offensive coordinator Matt Bechtel in its search for a new head coach, according to a source.

Did I say that the Etiwanda job is down to two? Make that four three, according to another source within the Chaffey Joint Union High School District.

The four three are the two mentioned last night — which another source said are the two finalists — former Damien coach Greg Gano and current Chino Hills offensive coordinator Matt Bechtel, plus Jason Smith, who coached at Colony under Bechtel and GET THIS!!! former San Dimas head coach Roland DeAnda.

The Daily Bulletin’s Clay Fowler reported on Thursday that Chino Hills assistant Matt Bechtel did not apply for the position.

Last interviews will be conducted on Saturday, according to the source.

The Etiwanda job opened after the season when previous head coach Tommy Leach resigned. The Eagles went 4-6 last season, but the allure of the talent-rich program has attracted its share of interest from would-be coaches.

  • UPscoTT

    This is a walk on job how can they afford either?

  • http://twitter.com/aramtolegian Aram Tolegian

    Supposedly, Leach could have had a teaching job there but he turned it down. So the thinking is that they can make one.

  • UPscoTT

    If they want either they better cough up some bank

    • http://twitter.com/aramtolegian Aram Tolegian

      I’m not sure either guy takes the job. Gano has his eye on other things and I’ve heard over and over that Bechtel will be next in line at Chino HIills if Bub goes into admin

      • Galileo

        if neither guy is seriously interested, then how did your source get his information, Masucci is no idiot, or are you saying they faked their interest in the interview process as practice for the job they really want?…….seriously,you make no sense whatsoever ,,,a few too many Spotted Cows, methinks

        • http://twitter.com/aramtolegian Aram Tolegian

          Galileo,

          Judging by most of your hater posts, you’re not really worth responding to. But, since stupidity can be contagious, I will ask if you can imagine a scenario in which a coach goes after multiple jobs and waits to see which make offers … then weighs those offers. Do you get that? Is it that hard to understand that Etiwanda may not be the first choice for some of these guys, but if their first choices don’t pan out, they would take the Etiwanda job? For a guy like you, it probably is too much to grasp.

          • Galileo

            if a coach goes after multiple jobs, rarely if ever does the timeline for acceptance fall on the same day, hyopothetically schools A ,B , C , and D interview and all offer Coach Rockne and say, you have till Dec 17 to accept or decline the position, that doesn’t happen! Masucci the AD and administrators don’t act like this, you’re still fronting for GG, it’s obvious, mark my words GG will not end up at EHS, nor any other comparable job, he’s a D9 coach, no matter how hard you guys at the Trib try to pump him up…his most recent stint at Damien proves that, ask your source if GG left Sparty on his own terms or did Hemenway write the letter of resignation for him?

          • http://twitter.com/aramtolegian Aram Tolegian

            Not fronting for Gano whatsoever. That’s beyond ridiculous. And why would I, he’s won FOUR CIF titles and needs little help from me. I wish I could take your bet on that … hahahaha. But instead I will only imagine you falling out of your chair when you hear what gig he’s gonna get.

          • 90′s Spartan

            It will be interesting to see where Gano lands. Hopefully, it’s a better fit for him and the school this time.

          • Galileo

            first you write that your source says it’s down to Bechtel and GG, then it’s down to 3 or 4 guys at Etiwanda, then Bechtel never applied……now I’m gonna fall out of my chair at the job GG ends up with,evidently he’ll turn down Etiwanda to succeed Chip Kelly at Oregon? talk about throwing darts…what a joke….and you wonder why nobody buys or can find the Trib look who writes for them!

      • UCLAman

        Is Bechtal interested in the Damian job? Maybe that is the reason he didnt go for the Ediwanda job. Maybe Damian has contacted him or the other way around.

        • Not So Fast My Friend

          Isn’t he an alum of Damien? If he is, they would be foolish not to have reached out to him with a whatever you need banner hanging outside the school.

          I saw a few posts talking about Assante and his interest. I’m not a fan of that guy, and I certainly don’t think his short stint at that other school bodes well for him coaching at another private school.

          Someone else mentioned the guy who runs Damien has Bishop Amat roots. If so, pulling a coach from their ranks sounds more doable.

          • UCLAman

            New principal at Damian used to be the Amat principal. Look for one of the Amat assistants to get the job.

        • 90′s Spartan

          Clay Fowler has addressed this on the Daily Bulletin Blog. Basically, no one has contacted him as of Wednesday and his interest in the job depends on several other factors.

  • Galileo

    if and that’s a big if……it’s down to those 2, GG better rewrite his resume, because there is no way he beats out Matt…..Masucci is not a naive AD

  • 90′s Spartan

    First Bechtel was a finalist, now he never even applied. What’s going on here?

  • Nicky the Nose

    Galileo don’t know diddly! I would be willing to bet money that Masucci is a fan of Gano’s and that it will be a shocker if GG does NOT get the job. Money could be a problem. How does GG go from 6 figures and not having to teach to a teaching job AND a lousy public school HC stipend?

  • Galileo

    Miss Rona(donut man) how does your source go from GG and Bechtel, being the final 2 to Matt never applying for the job? and now there’s 3 or 4 or…. I mean zero fffing credibility.don’t you get confirmation before you step into the puddle? what journalism school did you go to…..

    • http://twitter.com/aramtolegian Aram Tolegian

      TMZ Tech … cum laude. And look, it’s working. I’ve got you posting and hitting all over the place. Thanks!

      • Galileo

        I’m mostly laughing at the Trib…..I mean between the infamous Libero debacle and now this.I just wish I could find a newsrack or a place to buy this mono colored fishwrap you call a “newspaper’ and really dig into all the humorous fiction you publish…..

      • MTC

        Chew em’ up, spit em’ out Big Man!!! Hope all is well.

  • football fan

    Coach DeAnda is a great coach would do a fantastic job he is a real players coach and gets the best out of them not only does he make them into football players but upstanding men will pull the very best out of the young men coaches

    • kruk29

      No way. What he has to offer? “That’s what I’m talking about!” That’s it. I know the guy and that’s it. He s a cheerleader.

      • football fan

        I know him too he has won at every level that he has coached at. From pop warner to to high school. He brought San Dimas their first league title in 28 years in only his 3rd year with an 8-3 record brought back the smudgepot back toSD after nine years in 2nd season. He has a Pete Carroll essence about him which I would say is a great thing to have. Seems to work. Show me where he has not won ! Its OK I will wait.

        • Mr SD

          If hes pete carrol then flash friday would not have happened. DeAnda was fired at SD! Not a good influence on young men. Ask the BUSD! Hes a legend for all the wrong reasons

        • Kruk29

          You could literally ask him the strengths and weaknesses of cover 0 1 2 3 and he would give you a BS answer. He has won because of talent and surrounding coaches. I would NEVER allow my kid to be within 10 miles of a team coached by him. If you check the archives several years, this blog was ablaze with accusations between he and “Rocky”. Where there is smoke, there is fire. You know what, it does sound a little like Carroll. LMAO, DeAnda compared to Carroll.

    • football fan

      First of all @ Mr SD I was there for the Flash Friday it was a joke a student said in his class and he repeated and a another student took it out of context and he wasn’t fired coaches are on a year to year basis they didn’t bring him back and the district was budget cutting his elective law enforcement class which was not taken over by anyone else and still hasn’t been offered in the district on any campus.@kruk29 you are retarded if you really think that he couldn’t tell you differences in coverage being over dramatic if you

      • Mr SD

        Becuase of budget cuts that why they hired Z and created a teaching position for him and his oline coach? theres no budget cuts there its called fired. What about roland’s relationship with cory’s mom???? Haha. Dont defend this loser. I got even more stroies on him

        • football fan

          Well actually they didn’t create a position for the or is a line coach they were opening in the math department for Holman and Z is a PE teacher which he took over for Pres and the thing between him and Corys mom was speculation nothing was ever proved last I checked we lived in a country where you were innocent until proven guilty.and as for defending a loer I have already asked you to show me where he
          hasn’t won . BTW I am still waiting. I am not a perfect person and I know you aren’t either cause no one is everyone screws up from time to time I am not saying he is perfect I just said he is a good coach and I won’t condem a man based on gossip

        • Mr SD

          Ok Deanda’s overall record at SD is 16-18. Losing record with one winning season at 8-3 in 04

          • football fan

            Yeah he took over a horrible program from Mark Hayes and steadily improved it. Look at most rebuilding programs they don’t win right of the bat his last year was 8-3 and a league title.

          • kruk29

            The program wasn’t horrible. they were 2 years removed from a semifinal appearance and the cupboard wasn’t exactly empty as I remember it. Hayes was brutal, yes, but he was there 1 year. Fired or removed or not asked back, semantics. Bottom line is he was not wanted, and I stand by what I said, I would not let my kids within miles of a program he coached. Its not rumor what I know, I have seen it. You’re right about the 2 chiefs things. Thing is he needed rock to win, I am a fan of neither man as a coach. I also would not want my kids near him either. BTW, I wasn’t anti Carroll, just LMAO you compared DeAnda to him. Although Carroll is a BSer on some level.