TC Tabs Saxon

Occidental alum, Riley Saxon.

Occidental alum, Riley Saxon.

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.

 

Joe T.'s High School football novel is available through Amazon.com "I read the book and loved the finality that came with the San Dimas game."--Former Temple City HC & DC Randy Backus "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
“I read the book and loved the finality that came with the San Dimas game.”–Former Temple City HC & DC Randy Backus
“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

29 Comments to "TC Tabs Saxon"

  1. the Ghost's Gravatar the Ghost
    February 27, 2017 - 9:26 am | Permalink

    (Should I go on.. ?)
    Oh yeah… and the Varsity football locker room is 51 years old this year!
    It looks much smaller now.
    Our kids just can’t catch a break.

  2. February 25, 2017 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Mike Mooney is much bigger name and holds way more clout than Sanchez ever could. So whatever dynamic Sanchez had going on last year would fall on deaf ears.

  3. X El Monte Fan's Gravatar X El Monte Fan
    February 24, 2017 - 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey Lions Roar! Why would Mooney take the El Monte gig. The program is so toxic with Sanchez still around.

  4. @Anonymous's Gravatar @Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    lol

  5. the Ghost's Gravatar the Ghost
    February 23, 2017 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    That answers That question.
    Now, about the Admin, the Students, the Boosters, the Townies, the Sponsors…
    Should I go on.. ?

  6. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    February 23, 2017 - 10:07 am | Permalink

    I have zero ties to TCHS, but I have heard this guys name pop up every time they were looking for another HC. It seems everyone else but the administration knew this was the right choice. He does have a steep climb especially with no more feeder program. Congratulations and good luck.

  7. Listen up's Gravatar Listen up
    February 23, 2017 - 9:58 am | Permalink

    I’m sure the rest of the Rio Hondo are shaking in their boots now. If Blair was smart they would suit up for this one game and end the season 1-0.

  8. February 23, 2017 - 12:14 am | Permalink

    @??
    HaHaHa good one troll! Do those question marks indicate your baffooness?

  9. ??'s Gravatar ??
    February 22, 2017 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Mooney is no longer viable. He was just a water carrier at SEM. Credit for SEM goes to the HC.

  10. TC Pride's Gravatar TC Pride
    February 22, 2017 - 3:03 pm | Permalink

    To the admin at Temple City high school THANK YOU!!!!! Coach Saxon is the right guy for the job. Temple City football is a program at its best when its run by a TC blood. Saxon knows the city, knows the kids, knows the history of TC football and most important knows the style of football and hard work that its going to take to become good again. The thing coach Saxon must do now is surround himself with great coaches. Coaches that know football and know how to get young men to play good football. Coach Saxon may be the only person alive that could convince the best young coach in the area Thomas Camerano to come back to the green and gold. If he is able to and we have coach Saxon and coach Camerano running the show at TC let me be the first to say TC football will be back . Congrats to coach Saxon and congrats to Temple City High School for making the first smart hire since Mike Mooney

  11. Art's Gravatar Art
    February 22, 2017 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Good Guy. In way over his head. Let’s hope he has matured since his SM days.
    Talent way down not even Mike Hobbie could coach this group up. Backus making a come back? Mooney may be sitting in the shadows ready to pounce??. NOT!!.. but why would Mooney leave a great situation with a great RB and a wide open league and a qtr finalist team.
    Terrible facilities, terrible short sided support where they think its support and no players…. I dont see anyone transfering in to play for the “mighty lambs” but hey they have a great band!!!
    Good luck

  12. Keep it relevant to TC's Gravatar Keep it relevant to TC
    February 22, 2017 - 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Forget other school in this strand, just praise this young man at TC and wish him well

  13. February 22, 2017 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    What about Mike Mooney to El Monte? What that coach did for the SEM Eagles was simply amazing. To go from 3 wins to 12 wins in one year just doesn’t happen. I can totally see him taking over this lion team and leading us back to prominence. Just throwing his name out there. But the lions need to make a splash and he’s the best guy around to do just that. El Monte administrators make the call down south get MIKE MOONEY!

  14. February 22, 2017 - 11:35 am | Permalink

    LaSerna is hanging 50 on anyone anymore!
    How many kids left the program already? With more coming, LS is done, finished, history! The glory days are over. Staff is is shambles

  15. wth's Gravatar wth
    February 22, 2017 - 10:44 am | Permalink

    where did La Serna and St. Paul come into discussion?

  16. Laserna's Gravatar Laserna
    February 22, 2017 - 10:27 am | Permalink

    Lol that game would be a joke, La Serna lines up legit schools and would step down playing Aint Paul. La Serna would hang a 50 spot on the dull knives.

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    February 22, 2017 - 6:42 am | Permalink

    What’s up at San Gabriel

  18. Area Spectator's Gravatar Area Spectator
    February 21, 2017 - 11:22 pm | Permalink

    If La Serna hates St Paul so much how come they haven’t played them? At least in the last 10 years Montebello, Schurr, La Mirada, Pioneer, El Rancho have played them

  19. Laserna's Gravatar Laserna
    February 21, 2017 - 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Any idea why comments about St. Paul get deleted or not allowed on this website. Talk about censorship.

  20. Bernice's Gravatar Bernice
    February 21, 2017 - 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Home grown is best! Congrats Riley what am honor! Let that school spirit shine!

  21. annoymous's Gravatar annoymous
    February 21, 2017 - 8:37 pm | Permalink

    La Mirada is a circus. They are done.

  22. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    February 21, 2017 - 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Still nothing out of Los Altos or La Mirada. West Covina named Corey Tello head coach even though Maggiore resigned much more recently than Ziola and Moschetti.

  23. Redwood's Gravatar Redwood
    February 21, 2017 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    oh captain my captain. take rio hondo again riley. and get that victory song jamming again

  24. Not a chance!!'s Gravatar Not a chance!!
    February 21, 2017 - 6:18 pm | Permalink

    @Anon…SEM has nothing to worry about….Coaches (Mooney) don’t go backwards…He will be a HC after this season….”bank on it buddy”

  25. Josh O.'s Gravatar Josh O.
    February 21, 2017 - 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Really like this move. Right thing for TC. Totally understands the traditions at TC. Feel like this will be a great long-term move for the Rams.

  26. February 21, 2017 - 5:17 pm | Permalink

    That’s sad. So much talent going to waste!!!!

  27. February 21, 2017 - 4:17 pm | Permalink

    South El Monte is quaking in their boots that Riley doesn’t make the call to Mooney! If that happens it’s back to the cellar you go Eagles

  28. Golden Bear's Gravatar Golden Bear
    February 21, 2017 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    FINALLY!

  29. Hehehe's Gravatar Hehehe
    February 21, 2017 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Good for them. Glad they got themselves a HC! Good luck this season to TC

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