Aguilar will be Back at South El Monte

Joe Torosian

Most stories this time of year are about high school football coaches stepping down. The season ends, the coaches have had time to reflect and they want to make a decision before the new year. There have already been three coach resignations since the season ended.
While in South El Monte, the head coach is coming back. Rumors had him leaving, blog posts had him as good as gone and the word around the area football circles was that it would happen any day now. Well we confirmed it. Those rumors couldn’t be farther from the truth.
“I’m definitely coming back!” said South El Monte Coach Ibis Aguilar. “I’m actually in the process of expanding my staff with new coaches and signing new teams for our preseason.”
The Eagles had an unlikely South El Monte season last year, going 2-8 and 1-4 in the Mission Valley League. South opened with a 38-6 win over Nogales before losing the next four non-league games. All four opponents, however, were playoff teams.
South then opened league with a 50-20 win over El Monte but lost the next four, including a 35-24 loss to Mt. View in the season finale.
So when the rumors surfaced, there seemed to be some validity. But Aguilar has had success before. Last year the Eagles won league and advanced to the second round of the CIF playoffs before falling to Monrovia in Aguilar’s second year at the helm.
“After the season we had the fire is burning hotter than ever within myself, my staff and my returning players,” Aguilar said. “We’ve been working in the weight room since the Monday after our last game. Our returning players insisted and I love it!”
Aguilar would like nothing better than to prove that 2013 was a fluke and to get back on top.
“We’re climbing back to the top of our league this season. I guarantee it!” Aguilar said.
So don’t believe everything you read or hear. Sometimes it’s true but a lot of times it’s not. Blogs are a nice way to vent and a nice forum for fans to express their opinions but the rantings aren’t always 100 percent factual.
“I’m glad I was able to clear up the blog rumors with some truth. I’m sure those bloggers may wish I wasn’t coming back but unless they can get Mack Brown to come to South El Monte, I’m still the HC at SEM! Aguilar said.

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