Maggiore Steps Down After 21 Seasons

Former West Covina HC, Mike Maggiore

Former West Covina HC, Mike Maggiore

After 21 seasons and three CIF titles, Mike Maggiore, perhaps the most liked and respected coach in the San Gabriel Valley, has resigned as West Covina’s head football coach.

Maggiore, who played at old Edgewood High School and Oregon State, shared with Mid Valley Sports that he felt it was time and with his son growing older he didn’t want to miss any of that experience.

After compiling a 20-32-1 record in his first five seasons, Maggiore finished with an overall record of 139-104-2

The Bulldogs CIF titles under Maggiore came with 2004 (featuring future NFL DB Walter Thurmond), 2010 (Classic title match with Bonita), and 2011 (highlighted by a record 84 points in the victory over La Serna). West Covina has participated in 37 playoff games from 1996 thru 2016.

Joe T.'s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com "If you love high school football then Tangent Dreams is a must read..."--Longtime SGV HC & Assistant Coach Greg Vaniman "Joe captures the essence of high school football and does it with a local flavor that makes this book especially interesting."--Mike Maggiore, HC West Covina Bulldogs “A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football “Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football “I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

Joe T.’s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com
“If you love high school football then Tangent Dreams is a must read…”–Longtime SGV HC & Assistant Coach Greg Vaniman
“Joe captures the essence of high school football and does it with a local flavor that makes this book especially interesting.”–Mike Maggiore, HC West Covina Bulldogs
“A literary snapshot of what goes on over the course of a high school football season…an awesome read and a story that truly will transcend time.”—Jim Singiser, AD/HC Arroyo Knights Football
“Thrill, dread, anxiety, love, agony, success, and failure; basically all the emotions you feel as a football player/coach as you do in life, all wrapped up in a single book.”—Marc Paramo, HC Rosemead Panthers Football
“I read the book and really enjoyed it a great deal. I would think coaches and parents could Learn a lot.”—John “Coach” Kentera, former sports talk host at Mighty 690 & Mighty 1090

12 Comments to "Maggiore Steps Down After 21 Seasons"

  1. Dan's Gravatar Dan
    January 24, 2017 - 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the many great years Mike, your teams always played hard for you, enjoy your time with your son and wife.

  2. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    January 19, 2017 - 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Ihope they don’t hire any Almont League Coaches they are Horrible.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 19, 2017 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Who’s going to take the seat? In house promotion or outside candidate?

  4. Steve Dugan's Gravatar Steve Dugan
    January 19, 2017 - 10:45 am | Permalink

    Like Bruce Wentworth, I’ve known Mike Maggiore from school (elementary) and he is every bit the honorable person everyone says he is. He has helped shape the lives of hundreds of kids (and will continue to do so in the classroom); it’s time he gets to focus on his own.

  5. Bruce Wentworth's Gravatar Bruce Wentworth
    January 19, 2017 - 9:39 am | Permalink

    I’ve known Mike since junior high school and he was born leader and a winner Mike’s choice to be around for his son is very admirable and my hats are off to him kids grow up too fast especially nowadays he made the right choice congratulations Mike

  6. Wesso's Gravatar Wesso
    January 18, 2017 - 9:55 pm | Permalink

    You have nothing else to prove there coach. Now sit back enjoy your family and watch everybody else pull their hair out… lol

  7. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    January 18, 2017 - 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Told Ya! Next name to go, CO’s old lion.

  8. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    January 18, 2017 - 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Coach Maggiore deserves the praise he gets as well as restful family time. This just goes to show again that this year round business is going to keep quality coaches from continuing. It’s just not possible for coaches to give all their energy for 20 years the way they used to. Coaches used to relax prior to spring practice. Now they’re worrying about 7 on 7!tournaments in the spring and hosting youth camps every weekend.

  9. Lupe's Gravatar Lupe
    January 18, 2017 - 2:07 pm | Permalink

    wow, congrats Coach. What a great coach/man.

  10. Thanks Coach's Gravatar Thanks Coach
    January 18, 2017 - 11:30 am | Permalink

    It’s hard to not be shocked by this news, but it’s also hard to not be grateful for the quality coaching this man put in during his 21 years at the helm. That’s an eternity in coaching years, and I tip my hat to Mike and wish him much happiness in the future.

  11. Old Coach's Gravatar Old Coach
    January 18, 2017 - 11:22 am | Permalink

    Great coach and an even better man. Everyone has a time when they are ready to move on and I guess Mike has chosen this time to be his. Enjoy your next adventure coach.

  12. January 18, 2017 - 11:06 am | Permalink

    WOW!!!!!!

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