Scherf Steps Down at Azusa

Joe Scherf

Joe Scherf

By Tim Peterson

(Azusa) – Joe Scherf stepped down as the head coach at Azusa after eight years Friday sources confirmed.

The Aztecs went 10-2 in Scherf’s first season in 2008 after he took over for Craig Schuster. The Aztecs won the Montview League title and then fell to Temple City in the second round of the playoffs that year but followed it up with another league crown and an 11-2 overall record in 2009 and advanced to the third round of the playoffs before losing to San Dimas.

The Aztecs had only one losing season during Scherf’s eight year run, which came last year in a 4-7 season. They made the post season in seven of the eight years. Scherf leaves Azusa with an overall record of 64-28.

Scherf moved to Phelan last year and said the drive has taken a toll on him and his family. He will possibly be taking a teaching and coaching job at Hesperia high in the future.

"Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort." "A page turner...I'm sorry it's over! Is a sequel in the works?" "Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War...compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players..." "A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian's first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community." “This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.” "This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room..." Joe Torosian's high school football novel is available through Amazon.com --click pic-- (Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

“Anyone who has a kid trying out for his High School football team needs to read this book. Torosian has taken his 20 some years of reporting on Prep sports, mixed a healthy dose of San Gabriel Valley insider references and created a very readable first effort.”
“A page turner…I’m sorry it’s over! Is a sequel in the works?”
“Torosian does for high school football what Hemingway did for the Spanish Civil War…compelling look beyond the scoreboard and into the lives of players…”
“A truly great story unfolds in the pages of Joe Torosian’s first novel. With high school football at its core, the story of Dale Andrade shows how a young man grows in all aspects of his life thanks to being a part of a team and a football community.”
“This is a great read for everyone: from those who love high school football to those who have no idea about the game.”
“This book brings you onto the field and into the locker room…”
Joe Torosian’s high school football novel is available through Amazon.com –click pic–
(Cover by Pat Cherry www.blackheartart.com)

15 Comments to "Scherf Steps Down at Azusa"

  1. Mamba Out's Gravatar Mamba Out
    May 31, 2016 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I really get a kick out of these blogs sometimes. I think we should all stop attacking these high school coaches. Let’s really start putting the blame where it is due…THE PARENTS! The reality is most of these kids playing high school football. will never see a down on a college field. That’s ok. There is nothing wrong with that. As a high school coach, you are lucky if you coach 2 players per year off a team of 60 that will play at the next level after their senior year. You will however, have an opportunity to coach 60 future teachers, firefighters, business executives, etc…Parents need to realize this. It is not the coach’s responsibility to get players to the next level. It’s mom and dad’s. If mom and dad are both under 5’7, odds are your kid will not be recruited by USC as a quarterback no matter what statistics they put up in high school. I have also sat through numerous coaching clinics and luncheons with college coaches who have routinely stated that a kid who transfers more than once during high school is a major “red flag”. And the reality is this…if your kid is that good, he will get noticed no matter what high school he goes to. If your kid does not like his head coach, then perhaps he should get used to it. He will encounter numerous bosses and supervisors during his lifetime that they do not like. Is he going to keep quitting jobs too as he gets older? A parent is setting that child up for failure down the road if he is allowed to keep changing schools…suck it up! How does a child in high school develop bonds with friends and teammates if he keeps changing them more often than his underwear? Kids that constantly transfer are those who have not learned what “commitment” is all about. It’s not just about being “committed” when things are good, you need to be equally “committed” when things are tough too. These kids will struggle down the road in everything they encounter in life such as jobs, relationships, etc…When my son begins high school in about 10 years, he will only attend one. If he don’t like it…tough DELETED!. Deal with it. If he wants to go to college, don’t come home with less than a 3.5 GPA. If he is fortunate to have the physical attributes to be an elite athlete at the college level, then great. That is just a bonus. The delusional thought that I need to send my son to “this school” for an opportunity for an athletic scholarship is just stupid and misinformed. Without delusional parents, there would be no egotistical coaches.

  2. May 29, 2016 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    Continued…
    Am I the reason kids want to leave or quit?
    Have stopped getting better?
    This game of football is great! It’s ever changing there’s so many things we’ve learned from 20 years ago it would be disrespectful to the game to think what you learned 20 years ago can’t be improved upon.
    Big school small school doesn’t matter if you’re a head coach bring in the best coaches you can find make your life easier! If you can’t find great coaches well groom them teach them and they will be! If your an assistant have the best attitude towards the kids and they break down mountains for you! The power you have is immense and comes with great responsibility. Be mindful of that. Football teaches such great life lessons coaches be a walking talking breathing example of what you preach! The kids will remember you forever!

  3. May 29, 2016 - 9:55 am | Permalink

    If I may throw my two cents in…
    I believe a kid should play in his area.
    But I also believe a kid shouldn’t be held to any contract what so ever so if he wants to play for a bigger better program who are we to say no? I do however have a problem with the recruiters! Telling these boys exactly what they want to hear filling heads with falsities just to get this kid away. These 7s tournament teams are satellite camps essentially… Come look at how great you’ll be in our offense.
    To another point about egotistical coaches… My pet peeve! Some coaches are the biggest hypocrites of all time. They preach to the kids about being humble, work hard, take criticism open minded, compete, out work everybody! Yet their ego can’t fit in the room! They think they know it all because of what they learned 20 years ago but the truly great coaches never stop learning! They hate criticism they hate Any objection period! They don’t want to compete they want to rule! They only hire yes men on the staff because of the small pecker syndrome! Truth of the matter some of these coaches stopped getting better years ago and is there anything worse than a person who is screaming at kids who has given up on himself? Some of these coaches are so obese how the hell can you tell my kid to eat healthy work hard and grind when you can’t even demonstrate the drills anymore? Football is supposed to be fun! Kids are supposed to enjoy playing football. I understand it’s harder than most sports but coaches be creative get your points across with a teaching approach not an yelling dictator approach. News flash the kids don’t listen because they have to they listen because they want to. If my kids were coached by idiots like this I’d find a bigger better program too! Some coaches need to look into their souls and ask… Am I the problem?

  4. Zit Face's Gravatar Zit Face
    May 25, 2016 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    At Anon: You are concerned about minors being attacked on this blog, I get that. But this does not reflect on society. Anonymous back and forths like this site about high school, are inhabited primarily by whom? You got it. High schoolers. We are way more proficient at disguising ourselves as angry parents,coaches,teachers and boosters than you think. We have had years of practice. This site is a bonanza for us. So relax old man, society has enough problems figuring out what bathroom to go to, where Trump is going to be so we can riot, and working up the nerve to ask a girl or boy to the end of the year party. No body really gives a poop about this site and high school football but you. None of this stuff is the truth except for the few sad bozo adults that might take this stuff as serious.

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 25, 2016 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Last time I checked, in recent memory, Northview has been producing next level players under Perez. Are all those guys transfers ? No. Are all of them kids that started with the program ? No. Are some of those kids that went over to Northview to see if they can better their futures by transferring ?Yes. Does it really matter what people think on these online blogs in regards to a young mans future? Absolutely not. In 5 years when these kids are in the real world looking for jobs, does that comment that basterzizes the kid and his character apply to them on their resume or application ? No.The people who talk negative about minors on a social media cite is what is exactly what’s wrong with society, and I’ll save that discussion for another time. Im not sure about you, but I think I would rather have my son go somewhere where playing at the next level and having an opportunity to better the kids life with a degree out-weighs anything.I know 95 percent of the programs in the area are filled with egotistic coaches who are reliving the glory days. So I say thank you coach Perez and staff for improving lives of kids and giving them a chance to succeed. Remeber, you can’t put a cif ring on your resume, but you can put a college degree.

  6. Area Spectator's Gravatar Area Spectator
    May 24, 2016 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    All of these people always complaining about recruiting. If kids are happy where they are at, they would not leave! And if a player wants to leave, why would you force someone to stay in your program that does not want to be there? People need to worry about their team or their son. All of the rest is just speculation anyways. At the end of the day no one know the ENTIRE story of a player transferring anyways.

  7. Btbear's Gravatar Btbear
    May 23, 2016 - 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Observing from a distance, it is no longer about coaching. Now it is about recruiting. The vast majority of teams that are on the rise, are teams that have accusations of recruiting leveled against them on a consistent basis. Northview is now ascending to that position. Which is to bad because they are a good staff. But coaching talent that isn’t yours isn’t coaching. It means you can recruit. Big difference.

  8. May 23, 2016 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    NV sure getting a bad rap lately! Northview is the Cathedral of the SGV! Lol Montebello right behind them. High school is sure changing and fast too!

  9. MidValleyMarauder's Gravatar MidValleyMarauder
    May 23, 2016 - 10:58 am | Permalink

    Coach Williams from Northview has not talked to any of the kids…yet he’s setting up meetings with parents/guardian as we speak.

  10. AHS Coach's Gravatar AHS Coach
    May 23, 2016 - 9:57 am | Permalink

    I wonder how many of our kids Coach Williams at NV has talked to already?

  11. May 23, 2016 - 9:34 am | Permalink

    Before all the Jude Oliva Hector Spathias start… One of the current assistants will take over. So let’s nip it before it’s gets started.

  12. ??'s Gravatar ??
    May 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Who cares who takes over. Its only azusa.when have they ever been a threat in playoffs to anybody?. Look at the schools they play. Even good talented players that live in azusa go & play for neighboring high schools & do really good. Hopefully next high schools scherf goes on to coach he can Take his clown coaches with him also.

  13. ?'s Gravatar ?
    May 22, 2016 - 10:49 am | Permalink

    Here comes another crummy walk-on for the SGV football scene.

  14. Btbear's Gravatar Btbear
    May 21, 2016 - 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Gladstone and Azusa are the same district. Not a chance. It was not the “false accusations” that did him in. It was his failure to share the issue that cost him.

  15. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    May 21, 2016 - 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Hector Spathais is available and I’m pretty sure he take his whole staff. Cleared of false allegations. He turned Bassett around.Pretty sure Azuza would be good fit for him

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