By Tim Peterson
(Rosemead) – Matt Castaneda has resigned as the head football coach at Rosemead after four seasons he confirmed Wednesday.
Castaneda wants to explore other opportunities as well as spend more time with his family.
“Thank you Rosemead Panthers. I’ve truly been blessed beyond football to have been your coach. Thank you to my wife Jazmin for your love & support. All the love and best wishes for the admin, school, players, community moving forward. One last time, Go Panthers,” Castaneda posted in part on Twitter.
Rosemead compiled a record of 22-20 overall in Casteneda’s four seasons at the helm. Casteneda was at the school for five years but the Panthers didn’t play in 2020 or in the spring of 2021 due to the Pandemic.
After going 4-6 and 5-4 in his first two years, Casteneda guided the Panthers to a 7-4 record overall and into the first round of the CIF Division 13 playoffs in 2019 where they fell to Ramona 35-28.
Last season Rosemead went 4-1 in the Mission Valley League, good for second place and beat Rancho Alamitos 28-7 in the first round of the CIF Division 12 playoffs. Rosemead fell in the second round to Woodbridge 48-14 and finished the season 6-6 overall.
Castaneda isn’t necessarily done coaching and could land somewhere else if it’s a good fit.
Rosemead will begin the search for a new head coach immediately.