Romero Resigns at El Monte

Victor Romero has resigned as the head football coach at El Monte.

By Tim Peterson

(El Monte) – Victor Romero has resigned as the head football coach at El Monte after one season he confirmed Friday.

“El Monte was a great experience. I loved coaching there. It’s just not something I can do full time,” Romero said. “I want to do things in ministry and spend more time with family. I want to visit my father in Arizona whenever I can. But I’m leaving with a good taste in my mouth. Coaching at El Monte was a great opportunity. I feel blessed.”

Romero took over for Jesse Ceniceros who stepped down after the 2019 season in which he led the Lions to a CIF and a State championship.

After the entire 2020 season was postponed due to COVID-19, El Monte, along with the entire Mission Valley League, didn’t play in the Spring season in 2021 and Romero didn’t step in as head coach until July. Despite having just a few weeks to get ready Romero guided El Monte to a 3-2 record in the MVL (4-6 overall), and a trip to the CIF Division 14 playoffs where the Lions lost to Pomona 40-16 in the first round.

“I’m still on campus and will be coaching the kids until June or until the new coach comes in,” Romero said. “I’ll do whatever I can to help out.”

16 Comments to "Romero Resigns at El Monte"

  1. Coach's Gravatar Coach
    January 11, 2022 - 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Actually these guys would love to coach but logistically it doesn’t always make sense. If schools were able to do a few more things … for starters being on campus if they are a teacher and getting additional staff members positions on campus, a pay increase would be nice, parents that actually support and don’t try to tear down the program, a budget for essentials and a few perks…

  2. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 10, 2022 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    These dudes love resigning smh

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 9, 2022 - 10:24 pm | Permalink

    It’s called loyalty why he left something they should teach there at EMHS to admins. Nobody hiding!

  4. BHLion's Gravatar BHLion
    January 9, 2022 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    More DELETED whoopings with the same homegrown kids he had. Which some left or didn’t play when C left.

  5. BHLion's Gravatar BHLion
    January 9, 2022 - 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Sound like some yellow teeth dude on Twitter. I’m sure the West Covina city counsel would want to know why you can’t coach at EM.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    January 8, 2022 - 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Hats off (straw) to Romero for stepping in and helping out until the next coach steps in. It would have been interesting to see what Coach C could have done. Would he have kept bringing in transfers and kicking everyone’s a$$ or would he have won with homegrown talent? Too bad he ran and hid. Hope he ends up somewhere else.

  7. ?'s Gravatar ?
    January 8, 2022 - 4:13 pm | Permalink

    @ LEV. I’ll bite Whom is your suggestion to fix the worlds ills if not football coaches. And tell me their resume of past fixes if you dare. I could use a good laugh from a clown.

  8. Lion Country's Gravatar Lion Country
    January 8, 2022 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, Coach Romero, for stepping in and stepping up during difficult times. Much appreciated. We wish your and your family well moving forward.

  9. Leviticus11:7-8's Gravatar Leviticus11:7-8
    January 8, 2022 - 2:39 pm | Permalink

    @? and @SoCal: two dolts that live in a fantasy (football) world where they think that football is the cure-all to society and that schools should focus on the 1% of the population that plays football. It’s totally football players versus the world, and the football coaches can fix the world’s problems. Football ain’t all that.
    From T. Peterson: Wouldn’t that be isn’t all that?

  10. January 8, 2022 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Coach Vic Romero for Coach of the year for an outstanding job at El Monte this past season.

  11. John kovac lions football announcer's Gravatar John kovac lions football announcer
    January 8, 2022 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Thank you coach for one of the greatest coaching jobs in football ever! Coach Vic Romero for coach of the year!

  12. Jim knight's Gravatar Jim knight
    January 8, 2022 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    Coach Ceniceros did nothing. He had one good transfer that made him look good. When the players needed him the most he abandoned them and walked away word
    Is he is interviewing for the South Hills job.
    From T. Peterson: If you think he’s going to South Hills you are out of touch.

  13. House of Gucci's Gravatar House of Gucci
    January 8, 2022 - 8:36 am | Permalink

    I believe this man’s true calling is modeling straw hats.

  14. ?'s Gravatar ?
    January 7, 2022 - 9:48 pm | Permalink

    School boards all over the US seem to want the position only to enhance their resumes and move on up the nearest political ladder. How can I parlay this gig into becoming president or at least get a cushy gig on some commision with a nice monthly check. Kids, who cares. Boards have a faster turnover than Burger King patty flippers. How great would it be if football coaches ran the schools. Those are the guys that care. Not some wannabe on the board.

  15. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    January 7, 2022 - 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Coaching football is a thankless job. A varsity head coach gets about $4,000 a year and it is a year round job if you want to win. Plus, if you do not have administrative support like El Monte forget it. I feel bad for all the football coaches in the valley. They are more impressionable than any teacher or administrator on campus and they do a great job instilling great work ethic, honor, responsibility, etc… for $4,000. What a joke.

  16. Taps's Gravatar Taps
    January 7, 2022 - 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Coach Ceniceros is still on campus. Maybe admin will come back to him with hat in hands and give him everything he wants & needs to continue to be successful. Just a thought…
    Nah, admin & school board will screw it up again!

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