McFarland Resigns at Temple City

Tim Peterson and Joe Torosian
March 20, 2014 • 237 views

Mike McFarland stepped down Friday at Temple City after four years and is taking a college job at Missouri Science and Technology where he will serve as offensive coordinator.
McFarland was 13-29 overall with the Rams and had two playoff appearances. In 2010, McFarland’s first year, Temple City fell in the first round to Rosemead. After going 1-9 in 2011, Temple City bounced back to go 3-2 in the Rio Hondo the next season and earned a spot in the post season. The Rams took a trip up to Lancaster where they lost to Paraclete. Last year Temple City finished 3-7.
Before coming to Temple City, McFarland spent a year at Pasadena and guided the Bulldogs to a 5-5 record. MacFarland has also had experience coaching at the college level.
“I wasn’t looking to leave. The opportunity just presented itself. I was actually offered a job there last year but decided not to take it. The opportunity was still there so now is a good time,” MacFarland said.
“It’s a great place, a really good family atmosphere. If I would have waited it might not have been there. My time at Temple City was a great experience. The kids are great, the faculty…everything. My time here has been awesome. I wasn’t looking for other jobs but this one came about and I didn’t want to pass it up.”
Temple City will begin the search for a new coach immediately.

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