After two seasons Marc Shettleroe has stepped down at Temple City.
Marc Shettleroe has resigned after helming the Temple City program for two seasons sources confirmed Wednesday.
The Rams went 5-15 overall during Shettleroe’s tenure. Last year the Rams went 1-8 overall (1-4 in the Rio Hondo League) and were outscored 348-77 while being shutout three times. Their only victory was a 26-13 win over San Gabriel on September 23. The low mark of the season may have been on September 16 when Temple City got beat 75-7 by South Hills at home.
The football program, once historic (46-game winning streak, CIF titles 1970-1973 & 1976-1978) will now begin a search for its sixth head coach in the last 12 seasons.
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Heard Arcadia’s coach Andrew policky has reached out to shettleroe and is working on bringing on shettleroe to tc neighbor/ex-rival to coach ok for Arcadia. You may all possibly see shettleroe heading tô Arcadia next year…
LA is giving the job to the DC from LA.
Don’t worry nobody will go to St. Paul anymore. They are Bad and they are done.
Say it isn’t so! St. Paul is finally coming around. Keep Chavala away from the Swordsmen Please!!!
TC is a bad job at the moment… rumors are abound that Mooney is headed to Los Altos with Frank Gallardo. They struck magic together at SEM… If he succeeds at LA, he can write his own ticket anywhere. I also hear Gallardo and staff to Diamond Ranch rumors and Spathias to EM starting to heat up. Montebello Zavala in talks with St Paul to take over the defensive Coordinator duties for the swordsmen.
I’ll go you one better. Why have the student when you could have the teacher? Mike Mooney is a living legend in the halls of TC. He’s back from “vacation” coaching at a nearby school.. Come on, what are you waiting for? If the admin is serious about keeping/rebuilding a football program can you name a better candidate? He has great history at TC and with all due respect to Riley, he’s a boy compared to a man in relation to football knowledge. I’d come back to watch a Mooney team play and I’d bet a lot of alumni would too.
I’ve heard Riley Saxons’ name brought up many times when concerning TC football. Why hasn’t the guy been given a chance?
That “cellar” league gets closer to reality at the end of each season. Blair, Keppel, SG, TC, Glendale, Pioneer……….ETC.
Riley is a good person and a good young coach but Bill Belicheck or Pete Carroll couldn’t even save this program. There is no talent. None of the returning players could start at other schools. It’s time to move on. TC is a place to get a great education and to play other sports such as baseball and basketball.
Riley Saxon is possibly one of the only ones who can save the program along with his coaching staff. They are all alumnis from TC football and know the roots of tc football. Sometimes it just takes going back and finding your roots to succeed and that is Riley Saxon. There hasn’t been a coach I’ve seen more that players both respect and will play their heart out for.
I grew up playing against Temple City in the late 70’s– never beat the TC Rams – not one single time. Steve Busick, Donnie Roberts, the Sharps, Kirkpatrick’s and many, many others would be appalled by the actions of quite a few of these little Pip squeak’s. Bob Hitchcock would be sick to his stomach — those who don’t know that name –/ it’s on the front of your stadium.
I used to be proud to say I was proud to have played against these former TC greats on that hallowed ground after they exited that old school locker room. These parents of these little group need to take a deep look at themselves. Administration at TC should start all over
This coach and his staff had no choice but the right one. To walk away.
Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Fight On Arcadia
From T. Peterson: Very well said Apache.
So I’ll add this.
Totally agree with Joe W. TC needs people in the seats again. That means the old timers. The city. The staff. The girlfriends. The boyfriends. Everyone. If that can happen players are instantly given a boost. Home field advantage is hige, as we all know.
Next. The video is just aborhorrent. We all know I coach at BP. Watch the Mannequin challenge BP kids posted in their locker room. Nothing overtly sexual like that. And their supposed to be the “problem” kids. What this video tells me is that TC needs to go back to its blue collar roots. My teammates and myself had plenty of times of debauchery in that same locker room. I won’t sugar coat. Some of the things in that mannequin challenged happens in 08 too… granted we wouldn’t have ever been dumb enough to wear all our TC gear and still post it on social media (or post it in the first place). It’s a football locker room. And parents, fans, et all got a glimpse of what goes down in all of them. You try having 40-60 horny and hormonal teenagers in a shoebox and not get the same result. Not having a banquet sucks. But they all just learned a valuable lesson about social media and as Jonah Hill says in Superbad about a pants wetter, “people don’t forget.”
All said, TC can only go up from here. Get the right coach. Give him 5-7 years to fix it all. The leash needs to be long so that the leash on the players and their attitudes can be short. There’s no reason TC can’t compete with the likes of SM, LC, SP, Blair, Rosemead, etc. once there, then go after M-Towns and South Hills and those types. It will take passion and desire. It will take the Ram Pride that many had before I went there and some seem to have lost since I left. No offense to Bert Ferntheil and the band, but let’s make the Pride of Temple City the football team again.
There needs to be a new program all together. One where the Coach has the final say and will not be bullied by the parents and staff. The STUPID video that is spoken about was shameful and disrespectful to any Football Alumni. It is mentioned that there was a Coach present in the Video but was he participating? Was he watching what was going on? Why is Coach Shettleroe the one being criticized for the disrespectful actions of the players? I don’t blame him for leaving. Good luck to the next Coach that comes along. Hopefully he will enforce new rules for everyone involved. We need Football Players that want to learn, that want to listen to their Coaches not kids that do their own thing and could seem to care less if they win or loose. The Team had several players who cared and whose families respected the Coach and Program, it’s a shame for them to end the year like this. Hopefully they will be back next year for another try.
A lot of what’s being written here is just plain and simple unfair to Shettleroe.
With regard to the video:
It wasn’t Shettleroe, but rather a 1st year coach in the video. Should the kids have known better? God I hope so but clearly they didn’t. Should the coach have known better? God I hope so but he clearly didn’t. Was it addressed? Yes. The varsity banquet was cancelled (punishing the players for being idiots), and from what I’ve heard, the coach in the video was disciplined. Did the players make the video while Shettleroe was there? No, because they knew it would not have flown with him. The only thing that I think you can blame on Shettleroe is that he wasn’t there right when their football class started, but that was nothing new, and there weren’t issue last year, so it’s hard to put the video on him.
With regard to Shettleroe’s lack of success:
Temple City kids don’t play football. The youth program folded into TriCity Saints and historically very few kids who suit up as freshmen have ever played organized football before (flag or tackle). This is not the case in San Marino, where they have a thriving youth program. Looking at TC’s maxpreps, there are 8 kids with Asian last names, and of that, only one posted any offensive stats (one reception) and three posted defensive stats (combined total of 3 solo tackles and 3 assisted tackles). When you look at San Marino’s stats, they have 9 players with Asian last names, with three of them posting offensive stats (89, 2114, and 4 APY respectively), and those same 3 with defensive stats (41 total tackles, 43 total tackles, and 33 total tackles). So it’s clearly not an issue of Shettleroe under-utilizing the Asian demographic where San Marino is successful, but rather that the Asian kids on San Marino’s team were better than the ones on Temple City. They had a similar number of overall Asian players and a similar number of Asians who actually started, but 6 yds vs 2200+ yds and 6 tackles vs 117 tackle, that’s not a coaching issue.
What I think you CAN blame on Shettleroe is not trying to mix it up enough to be more successful. While talent and skilled players can affect that, there’s a difference between being a run-heavy team with bubbas, and a run-heavy team (with 9-10 in the box) who average 170 yards a game of total offense (106 rush 63 pass). Sometimes you fit the players to the system, sometimes you fit the system to the players. I think Castaneda and Shettleroe both struggled to find the players needed for their desired offenses, and at some point you need to clear off the dry-erase board and start over. Does that mean TC wins 5 games last season? No way. Maybe they beat Poly or keep the South Pas game closer, but TC would have been hard-pressed to go 3-6 this last year, and they’ll be hard pressed to go 3-7 next year.
“Coaches coach, Players make plays” I attended all games this year and over the past 12 years. This year I saw coaches coaching and players playing. However, it doesnt matter how educated or how many videos you post if you don’t have the talent you ain’t gunna win. Any coach that coaches Varsity High School Football kudos to them. Underpaid and over worked. There are NO JP Shofi, or Carson Glaziers. Let alone linemen the size of LC or SP .. a down year for Monrovia still means a playoff birth..why? becuase of “players making plays” I will bet you dollars to donuts the Rio Hondo league is happy to see this coach leave. TC has a nice Jr. class but admin. didnt have the guts to let another coach try and “Build a program”
Ask anyone it takes 3-4 years to build a program and The Castenedas got ran out for being too tough and now Shutterow leaves cuz he was too nice. Blair(Football) south in the working!!!
#playersmakeplays and everyone else is just watching….
Coaches are resigning everywhere from good programs such as Los Altos to bad programs like Glendale. The reason being is they are having to put up with the bad attitude of today’s youth. Winning isn’t worth the time and aggravation coaches have to put up with. Unless you are coaching in college or the NFL, coaching is a volunteer job.
You keep hiring them, we’ll keep beating them.
Coaching makes a difference. ER after 1-9 year got a new coach and ended up in quarters with a decent showing against state finalist. First qualification for a new coach is energy. The kids HAVE to see their coach on the field working hard in order to believe in him. 2nd integrity, never lie or promise something you can’t deliver.Third, a staff that will work for you not against you. Better to have one coach than two pulling in opposite directions. 4th, COMMUNICATE. 5th, Do not give up your standards because of fear of being fired!
Whatever the case may be or for whatever reason he left or things he did do or didn’t do is either here nor there. Once a coach, preferably someone on staff, is appointed TC needs to fall in line with all other programs and get out there and actively recruit players. There is no longer a feeder youth program in TC where boys are learning to play football at 8 years old and advancing each year. Look at Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada, Monrovia, not all those players grew up and “live: in those cities.. times have changed and TC needs to get with the times in order to have any type of successful program.
Hey “Hot Air”, why don’t you talk to Marc about that coach of his who made a special appearance in the video that was posted. It has nothing to do with moral upbringing & everything to do with the lack of supervision that took place.
@anonymous And you clearly know Marc and his staff to be making statements like this. I assume you were a coach at TC? But reading your comments, more likely a parent of one of these special snowflakes.
You’re funny. Have you seen the video?
If so, then you would know that one of Shettleroe’s coaches made an appearance in it. Not deflecting at all, calling it like everyone sees it, except you.
The video is a non issue to the season, many other programs had inappropriate videos circulating twitter, it was boys being boys who had a lot of time on their hands where they were unsupervised and supervised and did some stupid stuff. I assume no one making comments with regards to the video has every acted joking around in an inappropriate fashion in the locker room with their friends, highly unlikely. Ya let’s go ahead and blame it on the boys and their immoral upbringing, you clearly don’t know these boys or their families, or were ever a teenage boy, give me a break. Mistake they made is posting it online for all to see.
I keep hearing about demographics of TC. How does San Marino do it? I’ll tell you how, they recruit. All schools do it now but TC. Hire a good head coach, let them permit kids in that are good students and can play football and make sure the AD gives them the support they need instead of listening to parents complain all the time.
@anonymous In regards to the video, sounds like a parent deflecting blame. I imagine those kids knew right from wrong before enrolling in HS. Looked like the problem is lack of moral upbringing.
Marc did not take advantage of the players skills. Talent was not the case. The playbook and the whoever called the plays was the problem. Playing south hills was also a major problem.
Should’ve kept the Castanedas.
“will now begin a search for its sixth head coach in the last 12 seasons.”
Yeah, sounds like its the coaches that are at fault, huh? Schools need to look at the problem within. There’s a reason so many good HS coaches are resigning. Take a look at the last few months.
Riley comes from a great TC family and he’d probably be a great choice…but damn, folks, support him or whomever the powers ht be choose. Attend every home game. Go to booster meetings. I was at every home game last year and the closest I ever got to playing football or having a kid play was eating pepper-bellies at the TCHS Snack Bar.
its temple city people, admin and demographics are obstacles for any coach to win
Marc is a good guy and a good coach. Tough place to be. Talent is limited, not many coaches helping him that know what they are doing.
@anthony A Troll troll troll haha
Lazy and undeducated??? Maybe you should apply for the job!! get your facts straight before you post things on here
Riley Saxon is an awesome coach and mentor. Let the guy coach and just see the program improve. Also make Josh O. coach too
Not only a passionate coach but one that truly understands football. Shettleroe was a very lazy and uneducated coach. He should just stick to his day job and leave the football coaching to actual coaches. Perhaps the school should consider getting rid of the athletic director because he has not been able to turn around a failing football program. These are some of the reasons why kids are quitting football or not playing at all. Some have even moved to other schools! Eventually they will fold the football program if they do not make drastic changes. I wonder if this had anything to do with that mannequin challenge that the football players posted? Which was very distasteful.
The school has gone through a numerous amount of head coaches within the past five years.
Maybe TCHS needs to follow in the footsteps of other local schools like Arcadia and San Marino High School who have been building strong sports programs along with a high caliber academic program.
Geez. Maybe get a passionate TC guy in there to coach. Only passion for the program can hopefully turn this program back around. I’d go a guy like Riley Saxon, he’s a lifer with oodles of coaching experience. Just pull the trigger, TC Brass.