Duarte names Travis Brown its new head coach


Duarte High School will turn from one former standout local receiver to another to run its football program.

The school announced that former Los Altos standout Travis Brown as its new varsity football head coach. Brown replaces Jason Martin, who resigned recently after two seasons at the helm.

Brown was a finalist for the Wilson job in December before the school hired his former high school coach Greg Gano. Brown then briefly joined the staff at Cantwell Sacred Heart before going after the Duarte job when Martin stepped down.

Brown was a 2003 Tribune All-Area receiver at Los Altos and a key member of the Conquerors’ back-to-back CIF championship temas in ’02 and ’03. He later had a strong college career at New Mexico.

Aram’s Take: Great hire for Duarte. Brown was one of the sharpest up-and-comers in the area and it was only a matter of time before he got his chance. Good of Duarte to be proactive and get him before anyone else did. Martin was on his way to building up the program to Crutchfield-like levels and the Falcons shouldn’t miss a beat with Brown. There’s talent in the area and with Monrovia a bit vulnerable while it searches for a coach, maybe Brown can seize on that.