As Aram’s sources confirmed last week (and once again beating the Mid-Valley to the punch), Mike Mooney is back in charge. I’m looking forward to the Mooney-coached Titans in the Mid-Valley Division, guaranteeing right now that San Marino will be a contender with him at the helm. San Marino traditionally loses players to private schools, but folks are going to think twice now that the former USC Trojan (that’s hard to say) is in charge. He absolutely gets the most out of his talent, adding a big piece of an intrigue to the Valley. Believe me, Monrovia-San Marino, San Marino-Temple City? Those are going to be must see’s.
Above: That was then and this is now, Mooney’s back.
In the Huddle: San Marino High School announced assistant principal Mike Mooney as its new football coach on Monday, ending weeks of speculation that Mooney would replace D.R. Moreland, who resigned in late March to further his education. San Marino gave Mooney his first head coaching position in 1996. Mooney left San Marino after the 1998 season to become head coach at his alma mater Temple City where he guided the Rams to four Rio Hondo League titles during a successful eight-year run.