Matt Koffler is once again the head coach of the Rosemead High School football team … but only for a week.
Koffler was asked by school officials to return as Panthers head coach for this week’s game against El Monte after the school was prompted by the CIF-Southern Section to take disciplinary action against head coach Marc Paramo and an assistant coach for an unspecified rules violation.
Paramo has guided the team to a 6-1 record and Rosemead is currently tied for first place in the Mission Valley League with Arroyo.
“We are satisfied with the actions taken by the school,” CIF-Southern Section Director of Information Thom Simmons said.
Simmons refused to say why the Southern Section recommended Rosemead take action against Paramo and his staff, but did add that the Panthers will not be forced to forfeit any wins.
Following the school’s move to suspend Paramo, it contacted Koffler and the former standout quarterback agreed to return for one game. Koffler has had two previous stints as head coach at Rosemead. He resigned following the 2010 season.
“My athletic director told me what’s going on and I concurred with everything,” Paramo said. “Am I disappointed? Yes. But like I told the kids, it’s not about who, it’s about how. How we respond to this.
“I told Koffler to do what he wants to do. He’s running practice. In no way am I micro-managing either. I told him to do what you do.”
Rosemead is a heavy favorite to beat El Monte, which has struggled to a 1-6 record in 2012. Paramo will be back the following week when the Panthers play Gabrielino.