(Montebello) – Montebello defensive coordinator Brian Zavala has left the Oilers to become the DC at Colony Montebello assistant Pete Gonzalez Jr. confirmed Thursday.
Zavala, who has also served as the head coach at Wilson and the DC at Northview, led an Oiler defense last year that allowed an average of 9.2 points per game. If you take away the 42-7 playoff loss to Valley View it was only 6.5 per game. Zavala over the years is known for developing defenses that have been dubbed “Darkside.”
Location was cited as the reason for the change with Colony being much closer for Zavala and his family.
“It’s nine miles from home. So yes it just made sense,” Zavala said. “It’s a great opportunity for me. I’m excited to see what I can do with all of the talent out at Colony. They have D1 talent there. Montebello is a great school to work for but this was just an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”