Victor Romero Resigns at Mt. View

Victor Romero has stepped down as the HC at Mt. View

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.

17 Comments to "Victor Romero Resigns at Mt. View"

  1. Annonymous's Gravatar Annonymous
    January 9, 2018 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Any info on the job search ?

  2. Taps's Gravatar Taps
    December 22, 2017 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    “Anonymous” you must not have a life since you’re posting and talking trash about Coach Ceniceros at 11:06pm, WOW!!! Get a life, dude! And don’t worry about Coach Ceniceros. I wouldn’t be surprised if some Mt. View kids & their parents decide to go to EMHS, and join a proven winner…

  3. Jerry605's Gravatar Jerry605
    December 22, 2017 - 10:31 am | Permalink

    I would say he did improve. 2 years of 5-5 which is good for Mnt. View.
    He had the passing tourney which was well run.
    He had a ton of coaches there for help (don’t know if they can actually coach) but at least they can supervise
    Admin let him run his program with limited resources (it is what it is) It will never be Arroyo…. Sorry
    Facilities are fine…… all school in the district need turf…… so get over it. If you go to EMUHSD you know you are playing on grass PERIOD.
    Was positive man as far as caring about kids and their future.
    Wins and Losses will come from someone who has assistant coaches who actually knows the game of FB at a higher level. Getting those guys to Mnt View is a tough task.
    Paying coaches is a tough task since it’s all fundraising and good luck fundraising at Mnt View. Kids/Parents/Coaches already work their butts off to make ends meat. Now ask them to grind to run a program???? that’s a tough one.

  4. FBFan's Gravatar FBFan
    December 22, 2017 - 10:19 am | Permalink

    Met this man once and seemed like a great guy. He’s a very difficult guy to dislike. His comments show a lot of class. It’s rare that resigning or fired coaches take a high road and avoid playing the blame game.
    With that being said, he did not improve Mt. View football. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure he’s a fine coach and made many positive influences in the lives of his players, but unfortunately coaches are judged by w’s and l’s

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 22, 2017 - 8:13 am | Permalink

    Not much he or anyone can do at a place that football is not important. Maybe a better staff and people that actually know football can change the culture and bring some life into the program. Rough place to coach. Knights all day!!!!!!!

  6. Really??'s Gravatar Really??
    December 22, 2017 - 8:04 am | Permalink

    Wow. Great job taking responsibility. Not many coaches do that. He did a great job. Mountain View is far from great job and we all know that.

    Good luck coach.

  7. Joe Dankert's Gravatar Joe Dankert
    December 22, 2017 - 5:23 am | Permalink

    what are they looking for? To win or build? It has been a terribly long time since they did something

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 21, 2017 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Coach Ceniceros from EM will be applying for the job. Moving moving moving.

  9. Coach Ortloff's Gravatar Coach Ortloff
    December 21, 2017 - 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Victor, I have known you now for 15 years. I have watched you grow and change and grow as a coach and a human being. I know, I will never forget you coach. How you, not only helped your players in football, but in life’s challenges. You made many many boys into outstanding young men. I am proud of the way you helped them and their families on and off the field. How you took it upon yourself to help raise money when they were in need. It became personal. From sending boys to camps, to helping fund funeral expenses for ex-players . The Mtn. View Boys had no financial cost to them, year round training, no camp fees. Yes, they had to help raise some money and be responsible, but they all got it back ten fold. You always showed them the way to become an outstanding caring “One Blood” Family members. Thanks coach, you will be truly missed!

  10. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    December 21, 2017 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Great person who will be missed.

  11. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 21, 2017 - 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Well that’s unusual!

  12. Mr. Objective's Gravatar Mr. Objective
    December 21, 2017 - 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Solid job Coach. Enjoy your leisure time. The sport will welcome you back with open arms after you recharge and renew your desire to lead young men into the football battlefield.

  13. Aonymous's Gravatar Aonymous
    December 21, 2017 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it Vic Ambruso??
    From T. Peterson: He changed it. He goes by Romero now.

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 21, 2017 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I thought his name was ambruso???
    From T. Peterson: He goes by Romero now.

  15. December 21, 2017 - 3:21 pm | Permalink

    31 total kids. 18 seniors graduating. 9 juniors.

  16. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 21, 2017 - 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Good coach great person. Just a tough situation coaching at the view.

  17. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    December 21, 2017 - 2:54 pm | Permalink

    What sport did he coach?
    From T. Peterson: Football.

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