Ryan Maddox resigns as Monrovia football coach …

Ryan Maddox, who led Monrovia High School to three consecutive CIF championships between 2010-12, resigned as head coach of the Wildcats football program on Tuesday afternoon.

Maddox was 69-14 in six seasons at Monrovia and got Monrovia to the championship game in the Mid-Valley Division four consecutive seasons.

Maddox’s team won the Rio Hondo League championship in every season he was at the helm.

“It’s something I thought about for a long time and just thought it was the right time,” Maddox said. “It’s time for me to start looking at the next step. I’m going to start applying and looking toward getting into administration.

“I wouldn’t feel comfortable applying for a job in summer and still being the head coach and then putting myself in a situation where I’d have to step away at that time.”

Arguably Monrovia’s finest season under Maddox came in 2012 when the Wildcats won the Mid-Valley Division for the third straight year and reached the CIF State bowl playoffs.

Prior to taking over for Steve Garrison at Monrovia, Maddox was an assistant coach under Mike Maggiore at West Covina. He was on staff when the Bulldogs won a CIF championship in 2004.

Aram’s take: I had heard during the season that Maddox would resign after this season to pursue coaching opportunities at either the college level or even a larger high school program. I dunno if there’s anything to that, but I thought I’d pass it along. Obviously, Maddox has built quite a resume for himself. He was/is clearly one of the best coaches around and hopefully he’ll land somewhere local … if he lands at all.