“The Suave One” Goes to San Marino

Matt Lopez from his days at San Gabriel

Matt Lopez from his days at San Gabriel

Temple City alum, longtime assistant football coach, Matt Lopez (AKA: The Suave One) has returned to the San Gabriel Valley and the Rio Hondo League by joining the staff at San Marino High School.

Lopez began his coaching career at Temple City upon graduation and later joined Jude Oliva’s staff at San Gabriel. After a 2011 title appearance with the Matadors, Lopez moved on to San Dimas and was part of the coaching staff in the Saints CIF championship run in 2013. He later moved on to Buena Park.

“Buena Park was great to me and my family,” Lopez said on Monday evening. “But I am happy to be back in the Rio Hondo League and close to home.”

Lopez will be working with wide receivers.

20 Comments to "“The Suave One” Goes to San Marino"

  1. Bloodsport's Gravatar Bloodsport
    May 22, 2017 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

    @captain he sure does look shady

  2. SD Insider's Gravatar SD Insider
    May 18, 2017 - 8:25 am | Permalink

    He did run laps, but it was the Suave One’s choice. After the butt chewing heard ’round the world, Z gave him an ultimatum, run the laps or you’re fired! Suave chose laps. Rumor is he ran until he projectile puked, like something out of the exorcist. Doubt that part, but he got a ring because he ran so I bet he’s glad he did it!

  3. Just a fan's Gravatar Just a fan
    May 18, 2017 - 8:13 am | Permalink

    @anon
    Damn you’re cold for putting him out there like that. The again those could be facts Wizard is speaking

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 18, 2017 - 7:12 am | Permalink

    Wizard, you are him. Who are you kidding lol. Smh

  5. wizard's Gravatar wizard
    May 17, 2017 - 7:27 pm | Permalink

    I heard he is the one who got Elija Gates over to Buena Park. 3 of his wr from Buena signed pac12 scholarships. why would he want to go to TC? They are a bottom feeders. Every program he has gone to has been to the semi finals and he has been to the finals twice with a cif ring. guy knows what he is doing if you ask me.

  6. 57 North's Gravatar 57 North
    May 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm | Permalink

    He never missed a game at San Dimas. He never did laps. He was never suspended. They even hired him to work at the school the next year. I think you are just trying to stir the pot.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 17, 2017 - 2:41 pm | Permalink

    At TC he was known as coffee cakes

  8. Interesting's Gravatar Interesting
    May 17, 2017 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Suave One? Coach Z. Made him do what?.. Laps? Oh no, I don’t care what I did not grown man would ever make me do anything I didn’t want to do. How about this, we fight whoever wins gets to make the other do laps. Other than that. NOPE!

  9. SD Insider's Gravatar SD Insider
    May 17, 2017 - 12:01 pm | Permalink

    The DELETED chewing Coach Z gave “The ‘Not So’ Suave One” over the donut incident on baseball field is legendary around San Dimas! Never heard of a coach running laps, but Z made him.

  10. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    May 17, 2017 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    @art
    Good business move? What, he’s building his resume for when he goes to the pro’s. I’ll venture a guess it’s also not about the money. I would think coaching where you once played would be a powerful inducement, if you were wanted there.

  11. Captain's Gravatar Captain
    May 17, 2017 - 8:58 am | Permalink

    This guy looks shady AF

  12. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 16, 2017 - 2:22 pm | Permalink

    “Suave one” ??? Who the hell calls this guy that???

  13. FbFan's Gravatar FbFan
    May 16, 2017 - 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Only reason he was hired at SAN Dimas was because of Mayorga. Only reason he wasn’t fired at SAN Dimas for riding his car around the baseball field and doing donuts was because of Mayorga.

  14. Art's Gravatar Art
    May 16, 2017 - 12:21 pm | Permalink

    @ Rams FAN ….. let’s see ??? HMMMM An established program with a CIf title younger than lets say 30 year!!!??? Working with a NCAA Division 1 coach??? or ….. trying to stick your finger into the holes of an already leaking damn with other has beens? I’m sure there are enough TC alumni tryng to bring back the glory days of “I right 24 power” … I’d call it a good business move!!

  15. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    May 16, 2017 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    SG had some very good/young coaches on their staff that have moved on. Wonder where Fernandez will end up?

  16. Captain's Gravatar Captain
    May 16, 2017 - 10:25 am | Permalink

    Anyone else wonder what this guy does for a living? Not to mention he he usually goes to programs on the rise and leaves when they are no good. Must be nice living at home. A lot of freedom.

  17. Pat Sahagun's Gravatar Pat Sahagun
    May 16, 2017 - 10:01 am | Permalink

    Good luck Matt!!

  18. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    May 16, 2017 - 9:42 am | Permalink

    Just wondering why Riley didn’t get him on his staff at TC ? Staff filled out already? Couldn’t or wouldn’t make room for another alumni?

  19. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 15, 2017 - 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Interesting that most of the Buena Park staff is leaving. Maybe SG well luck out and get Jude back

  20. May 15, 2017 - 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Another prime example of coaches bringing the best coaches you can find. Love it!
    Some coaches who bring in peons need to get on the boat

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