Castaneda Named at Rosemead

Matt Casteneda is the new HC at Rosemead.

Matt Castaneda is the new HC at Rosemead.

By Tim Peterson

(Rosemead) – In what was maybe the worst kept secret in the valley Matt Castaneda was named the new head coach at Rosemead multiple sources confirmed late Wednesday.

Castaneda was tabbed a couple of weeks ago but was approved by the school board Wednesday night. Castaneda played his high school football as a quarterback at Los Altos and also played at Whittier College.

He was the offensive coordinator at Rosemead for the last two years and was an assistant at Temple City for one year. Most recently he had accepted a position as the OC at Glendale College but left for the Rosemead job.

Castaneda takes over for Marc Paramo who stepped down in March after five years. The Panthers went 2-8 last season and missed the playoffs.

36 Comments to "Castaneda Named at Rosemead"

  1. Herro K. Tee's Gravatar Herro K. Tee
    April 23, 2019 - 8:12 pm | Permalink

    You sound like someone I knew in ye ol’ high school. He went by the name of “Tim”.

  2. RHS's Gravatar RHS
    May 20, 2017 - 10:30 am | Permalink

    Don’t doubt us. We’re coming 🤘

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 15, 2017 - 6:30 am | Permalink

    Who is the DC? now that Ceniceros is the EM HC double wing run, run run, The mead doesn’t have the size to compete, , unless they get super conditioned to take the beating 4 quarters, and they go in the weight room and get serious, so they can push the line instead of getting pushed.

  4. Ben guey's Gravatar Ben guey
    May 13, 2017 - 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Who will be the freshman coach next year?

  5. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    May 11, 2017 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget the ever popular Panther Cup O Noodles.

  6. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    May 11, 2017 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    some tacos would be great,

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 10, 2017 - 8:00 am | Permalink

    @ panther parent
    I would take a shot at the snack bar menu.
    Panther Dog
    Panther Nacho Daddy
    Panther Enter-Out Burgers
    The Panther Bahooka Plate (Ribs)

  8. panther parent's Gravatar panther parent
    May 9, 2017 - 10:52 am | Permalink

    no one knows the DC? the food?

  9. General Turgidson's Gravatar General Turgidson
    May 9, 2017 - 7:59 am | Permalink

    “She Football,” are you the same fool as “Poet Society”? 50% of that knucklehead’s statement was wrong and a quick google search proved it. Yet you say he “has a good point.”

    Good Lord.

    And don’t you find it a bit odd that a supposed Whittier College alumni can’t put 2 grammatically correct sentences together?

    Maybe Castaneda will win, maybe he won’t, but haters with no arguments are a disgusting lot indeed. Do you count yourself among them “She Football”?

    “She Football,” I think you were looking for the basket weaving blog. The door is right over yonder…

  10. panther parent's Gravatar panther parent
    May 9, 2017 - 6:17 am | Permalink

    What kind of offense will he bring?
    What kind of Defense?
    Who will be the DC?
    Who will run the snack bar? type of food?

  11. She football's Gravatar She football
    May 8, 2017 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    With not knowing anything about him hopefully he’s good for Rosemead , but poet society has a point. Who would know if your a team captain for an all star game over 10 years ago when there’s like a million of those games . Only a close person to him would know or for the fact remember that . Also d3 football especially at Whittier back in that day was like a revolving door . No scholarship money and pretty much if you were a decent high school player and you could pay your school bill , you made the team Ex Steven Rivera . Good for Rosemead with finally getting their guy nonetheless

  12. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    May 8, 2017 - 7:33 am | Permalink

    he doesn’t just have to deal with insiders, he has to deal with kids undersize and small program, he now has to deal with trying to win higher than 500. with Arroyo , EM and South it will be tough. He needs skill players, he needs size upfront , he needs a QB , RB WRs, LBs,, Tough too dig out if this ditch,

  13. General Turgidson's Gravatar General Turgidson
    May 7, 2017 - 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Peterson, you edited my comment!

    But even you must admit… it was damn funny.

  14. General Turgidson's Gravatar General Turgidson
    May 6, 2017 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Well “Mr. Power”, seeing as how your name sounds like some kind of a DELETED thing…. I’d take it easy before criticizing other’s names.

    Can you explain what is wrong the name “Coach Matt”? I’ve been involved with several big Catholic school programs and some coaches went by their first name, some by their last name.

    Are you seriously bringing up a coach’s name as an area of criticism? That sounds like you have some kind of a personal grudge, especially if you are close enough to the program to know how he is addressed.

  15. mr. power's Gravatar mr. power
    May 6, 2017 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    Does he really go by “Coach Matt”? Tell me that’s not true…

  16. General Turgidson's Gravatar General Turgidson
    May 5, 2017 - 11:05 am | Permalink

    Poet Society:

    Hey fool. A quick google search showed he ended his career after an injury during SOPHOMORE season. If you were a teammate, I would say that Whittier College seems to allow people of… varying intelligence…. into it’s school.

    Rosemead looked good 2 years ago with Castaneda at the helm of the offense. But I guess we’ll see.

  17. Under lying issues's Gravatar Under lying issues
    May 5, 2017 - 10:15 am | Permalink

    Poet society. Worst facts yet.
    Why would a former team mate go on a blog and try to make someone look bad?

    Also you seem to have inside knowledge of his family.

    You must have an issue with this man.
    One thing for certain your either jealous or ignorant.

    Maybe I’m one of the hundreds of fathers who has had his son play for this awesome young man in the past. Maybe my son is greatful for coach matts help.

    Don’t like to see quality young people smeared by jealous negative people.

    Where do you coach, did you start in college.

    Stop writing blogs to yourself. Take off those whiskers we know it’s you.

  18. Legend's Gravatar Legend
    May 5, 2017 - 5:36 am | Permalink

    I don’t know who this coach is but I understand why they would hire him. Rosemead is really in need of a coach with energy to bring the program back to where it used to be. Good luck and I looked forward to seeming what you can do for this program.

  19. Poet society's Gravatar Poet society
    May 4, 2017 - 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Fact: Actually played one year at Whittier , never started a game . I Was on that team . First post had to be a family member (father) or him self.

  20. Mensa We Are Not's Gravatar Mensa We Are Not
    May 4, 2017 - 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Every time I think the comments on this board can’t get any dumber, someone manages to prove me wrong. To think that the expression “worst kept secret” is even remotely a commentary on Castaneda is a real effort in willful stupidity. Congratulations, “What’s your problem”; you’ve just made the dumbest ever post on MVS!

  21. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    May 4, 2017 - 7:51 pm | Permalink

    @ ? Really! Who cares about the literal term of every word? Subject new HC at Rosemead named Castaneda! There

  22. ?'s Gravatar ?
    May 4, 2017 - 1:31 pm | Permalink

    how do you get butt hurt over the first words of the article?
    The only thing that is strange is your delusional view of the article and your insecurity that anything negative be said. I would assume you must be closely related to the coach and I hope to God you are not him or a part of the coaching staff or we might as well link your post with Trumps twitter posts.

  23. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 - 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Shut up already! So sensitive! Stay off the message board if you’re that soft…

  24. Panther's Gravatar Panther
    May 4, 2017 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Can we get the snack bar Menu? LOL

  25. Superman's Gravatar Superman
    May 4, 2017 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    I watched his play calling and it is really good even as he did not have a qualified QB last year.
    Few good play callers in the area, I bet he will be one.
    As a HC will see! To be proven.
    Staff he brings is important. Or will he hire from Rosemead Assistants?

  26. CandyA$$'s Gravatar CandyA$$
    May 4, 2017 - 10:43 am | Permalink

    Really the word “worst” is hurting your feeling? Need a safe place? The way Tim is using it has nothing to do with Castaneda more with it really not being a secret.


  27. Under lying issues's Gravatar Under lying issues
    May 4, 2017 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    All hires are hard to keep a secret.
    But don’t start the story with the word worst.
    This young guy worked his tail off to get hired and to build a great rep.
    Not to mention his ability as a player
    He earned it not given but earned.
    The valley is reading and watching.
    Just funny choice of lead words.
    Didn’t see those words about other hires.
    Seems strange.

    And to anonymous is your little boy on the team. What do you care about his staff.

  28. Pat Sahagun's Gravatar Pat Sahagun
    May 4, 2017 - 9:30 am | Permalink

    Welcome BACK to Rosemead Coach, looking forward to working with you.

  29. Legend's Gravatar Legend
    May 4, 2017 - 8:35 am | Permalink

    Lay off of Tim guys and get a life. Please we are talking high school football! Tim just said that he didn’t understand why it took so long and nothing else. Get a life!

  30. jjodat's Gravatar jjodat
    May 4, 2017 - 8:30 am | Permalink

    @What’s your problem: What is Your problem? TP wasn’t talking about Castaneda’s ability as a coach. He was talking about how it was supposed to be confidential until the board approved him but everyone seemed to know anyway. Try reading the story sober next time!

    Reading + Comprehension = Learning

  31. ?'s Gravatar ?
    May 3, 2017 - 10:07 pm | Permalink

    @WYP: What? You coach’s mommy. He can’t handle a little smack talk. “Lets see how you treat this young man with your words? LOL. You have been warned TP.

  32. SebasHernandez26's Gravatar SebasHernandez26
    May 3, 2017 - 9:45 pm | Permalink

    Time to get to work. Don’t sleep on the Mead. We coming !

  33. JJimenez's Gravatar JJimenez
    May 3, 2017 - 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Good luck Matt.


  34. Panther fan's Gravatar Panther fan
    May 3, 2017 - 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Congrats coach Matt do your thing!

  35. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Is his brother going to join the staff

  36. May 3, 2017 - 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Welcome and good luck coach… get ready for the rivalry “The Game” vs Arroyo!

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