(El Monte) – Aaron Sepulveda has been dismissed as the head football coach at Mountain View after two seasons he confirmed Tuesday.
The Vikings went 1-18 under Sepulveda including 0-10 last season. They finished last in the Mission Valley League in both years.
“I formally met with Principal Jose Marquez regarding the future of Mountain View High School Football, and I have been officially dismissed as Head Football Coach. It was an amicable meeting, and although I fully intended to proceed with my duties as MVHS head football coach in 2020, I support our administration’s decision to ‘go in another direction,” Sepulveda wrote in e mail.
“For the record, during my brief stint as Head Football Coach at Mountain View High School, I was thoroughly supported by our administration, athletic director, staff, and stakeholders; and for that, I am truly thankful. I offer absolutely no excuses for the failure to produce football victories under my leadership. I take full responsibility for any unfavorable outcomes, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity I was given. Failure to produce favorable results places our administration in a difficult position, and I have too much respect for our administration to desire to prolong the current trend. I completely understand the coaching change.
My heart is at peace knowing that my players never quit and persevered through to the conclusion of the season with class and courage. I thank all players and coaches for their effort and dedication. For the time being, I will continue to serve MVHS as an enthusiastic teacher and support our student-athletes throughout their high school journeys. Mountain View High School has been good to me and I will return the favor by serving as an instrumental piece to the school’s overall vision and mission,” Sepulveda added.
Sepulveda also recognized some of the local coaches for their success. “Lastly, I’d like to offer my congratulations to Jim Singiser for his highly prolific coaching career, to Eric Bergstrom for leading Alhambra Football to the Almont League title, and to Jesse Ceniceros and the El Monte Lions for their historic monumental achievement in winning the State Championship,” he wrote.
Mountain View will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.