Zavala Leaves Montebello for Colony

brian zavalaBy Tim Peterson

(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.”

54 Comments to "Zavala Leaves Montebello for Colony"

  1. Football Nut's Gravatar Football Nut
    February 24, 2017 - 8:46 am | Permalink

    Zavala will be a great fit at Colony.

  2. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    February 22, 2017 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    How can El Monte be a good district? Superintendent change, parents are crazy on the blogs, no support from admin, and admin even refusing a home state playoff game.

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 22, 2017 - 2:22 pm | Permalink

    YES, PRINCIPAL IS A JOKE. TERRIBLE PERSON TO WORK WITH…

  4. MVP lights's Gravatar MVP lights
    February 22, 2017 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    Any word on the El Monte football job????? I heard everyone hates the principal and it’s not the best environment to coach or teach at just ask around. Time is a wasting!!!!!!!

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