El Monte Search Continues; Knight Says No

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Joshua Knight, who spent the last two years as an assistant at Arroyo, has turned down the head coaching job at El Monte.  

Rumors were running rampant that Knight was going to be named the head coach at El Monte as early as last night. Multiple sources said it was a done deal. And although Knight did have interest he ultimately decided that it wasn’t the right fit and set the record straight Thursday.

“I decided to pass on it at this time,” Knight said early Thursday morning. “I just don’t think it’s a good situation for me.”

Meanwhile the coaching search continues for the Lions as they look for a replacement for Eric MacIntyre who stepped down after one year. Last year the Lions went 6-5 overall (4-2 in the Mission Valley League) and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Boron.

61 Comments to "El Monte Search Continues; Knight Says No"

  1. @anonymous (Cab comment)'s Gravatar @anonymous (Cab comment)
    April 16, 2017 - 10:37 pm | Permalink

    move out your parent’s house. you’re supposed to be a grown-DELETED man who has a full time job now. time to grow up. (you know who you are, man-baby)

  2. April 11, 2017 - 3:11 pm | Permalink

    When do the football divisions get announced?

  3. Panther's Gravatar Panther
    April 11, 2017 - 2:56 pm | Permalink

    has Rosemead found a coach ?

  4. April 11, 2017 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    El Monte just take the year off lol

  5. Tin's Gravatar Tin
    April 11, 2017 - 8:33 am | Permalink

    @Sun, Moon, Stars…. very intelligent post. Rare around here as I usually come here for laughs.

  6. April 11, 2017 - 5:26 am | Permalink

    Having been apart of the good old EMUHSD I can tell you factually no one gets put on the agenda for approval until there is deal reached. Taking a tour of the the campus furthers cements the fact that this man accepted the job. But having said all that… put nothing past these folks at El Monte High School right now. Talk about the blind leading the blind. There probably isn’t a more poorly run athletic department in the entire Sgv than EM. So it can very well be true that this guy Knight accepted then backed out the day of and the brainiacs over there forgot to remove his name. Thus creating this shhhstorm. To the point of this being a ploy from arroyo to steal kids time will tell. I can tell you this there are at least two kids who have been illegally contacted from EM by Arroyo.
    As for Rosemead. What a shot to the guts huh. Paramo bolts in the spring SMH… well I’ve heard some pretty big names coming in to take over I highly doubt it I just hope the allure of being the beta in the mission valley league is enough to get capable coach. The View is in dire need of a staff as they have lost most of the assistant coaches. Marshall needs a HC. MVL is falling apart. Sad too because this is such a close knit league where the kids pretty much grow playing with or against each other (jets,rebels,rams).
    But in the bright side we have a CIF champion and semi finals team pretty much back in tack looking forward to that game
    Two of the best players in area in Camacho Arroyo and Tovar SEM. The best staff in the area in the Knight staff led be his baldness himself. Let’s make lemonade out of these lemons aye!

  7. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    April 10, 2017 - 8:44 pm | Permalink

    All the schools in El Monte union high school district could have the equal amount of students. The district could easily remake the boundaries. Obviously they don’t want to. They feel that it would be an embarrassment if Mt. View beats Arroyo in football. One way to keep that going is by enrollment. The last time Mt View beat Arroyo in football was in 1980. Too make things worse the district added South El Monte when they did not need to. This pulled kids from Mt View, El Monte and Rosemead all lost students to SEM. Arroyo stay the same big school. Now we got lower enrollment where 15 teachers will retire and no replacement for them. Finally, in the coming years Arroyo will get strong and the lower enrollment with make the other schools in the district weaker.

  8. April 10, 2017 - 8:17 pm | Permalink

    To say nothing of the fact that they allowed the kids to do some terrible things only punished the kids when it hit social media.
    Arroyo would like us to conveniently forget about the last couple years in terms of discipline or lack there of!

  9. April 10, 2017 - 8:12 pm | Permalink

    @knightwatch
    You’re giving too much credit to that staff. They win league because they are twice the size of 4 out 6 schools in league. Once they hit the playoffs they get trounced regularly. Last year was an aberration. A clear product of being placed so low. When was the last time arroyo beat a team they weren’t supposed to beat? Good staff not great by no means

  10. Knight watch's Gravatar Knight watch
    April 10, 2017 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

    @Anon
    Hate to tell you,but the Arroyo staff could take your kids and beat Arroyo with them.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 10, 2017 - 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Who cares, it’s not like knight is some guru. Arroyo staff is so overrated. They get the cream of the crop, and win because of that. Not because those coaches are so great. The fact that EM hired this guy so fast says a lot about their desperation.

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