Pasadena names Dejuan Shamburger new head coach …

shamPasadena principal Gilbert Barraza-Marestein Jr. (right), new head coach Dejuan Shamburger (middle), AD/boys hoops coach Tony “TNT” Brooks (right)

Pasadena High announced Thursday the hiring of Dejuan Shamburger as its new varsity football head coach.

Shamburger was previously the junior varsity head coach and a varsity assistant at Pasadena. He replaces Doug Bledsoe, who resigned earlier this offseason.

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Bonita head coach update … interesting stuff …

A source told me this morning that the Bonita job has re-opened. What that source didn’t tell me but another source did is that the Bearcats had their man (he was a coach in South Orange County last season) … but their man tried to boot Rey Medina out of his spot as defensive coordinator and that principal Derek Bub (former Chino Hills head coach) didn’t like how it was handled. So after Bub lays into the new coach about it, the new coach resigns hours later.

And before any of this happened, supposedly, Glendora assistant Brandon Rohrer had the job but backed out, a source also said.

So now the search begins again …

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UPDATED: Highly touted defensive tackle Aaron Maldonado no longer attending Bishop Amat

UPDATE: Maldonado has enrolled at Whittier HS. The question is whether he’ll still be there after the school year. And of course, the next question is where will he play. It could be back at Amat or elsewhere.

Aaron Maldonado, the 6-3, 290-pound defensive tackle who had some big moments for Bishop Amat last fall as a sophomore is no longer attending the school.

There’s no word on why Maldonado is no longer on Amat or where he is currently attending. But one thing is for sure and that’s Maldonado was arguably the Lancers’ top returner for next season.

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