By Tim Peterson
(El Monte) – Victor Romero stepped down as the head football coach at Mt. View Thursday after six seasons.
“Things are great right now on all sides of my life. It was just the best way to pass the whistle. I want everybody to know how great it is at Mountain View. The administration has been so supportive and the staff is great. It’s never been better and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to coach here for the last six years,” Romero said. “My personal life is great as well. I have a wife who supports me in all I do. I wish I had the answer as to why I was stepping down. I just feel it is a good time. Mt. View is a great situation and I love it here. The new guy that comes in is going to have a great opportunity.”
The Vikings went 5-5 this past season and 2-4 in the Mission Valley League. Romero also led them to a 5-5 record in 2013 but Mt. View failed to make the playoffs during his six-year tenure. Under Romero Mt. View was 26-39 overall and 7-27 in league.
“As far as wins and losses that’s my fault. I probably needed to do a better job of coaching the kids up. I feel we have as much talent as anybody in the league,” Romero said. “The new guy that comes in here is going to be in a great situation. I already saw a comment on your site that said ‘coaching at View is tough.’ It’s the exact opposite. It’s great. The support has just been awesome.”
The Vikings will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.