By Joe Torosian
Temple City High School has stayed in-house and hired Riley Saxon, an on-campus teacher, to become the 14th head football coach in school history.
Saxon, a former assistant at TC and San Marino, quarterbacked the Rams during the 2006 season. That team was the last to win a Rio Hondo League title before advancing to the second round of the playoffs.
He becomes the school’s sixth head coach since 2007.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity of not only building a solid program but also restoring the traditions and history that gave Temple City such a great association with high school football and what it should be all about,” Saxon said.
Saxon also indicated he has a coaching staff in place—pending district approval—and that it will include on campus assistants.
“The players are fantastic kids, and I am excited for us to get to work and show what we can do. I have a lot of confidence in these boys and the coaches we’ll have to direct them.”
Saxon expects the Rams to hit the field either at the end of April or early May.