Laron Johnson Lands at La Puente

Laron Johnson has landed at La Puente

By Tim Peterson

(La Puente) – Former Temple City head football coach Laron Johnson has been named the new head coach at La Puente Johnson confirmed Monday.

Johnson, who stepped down at Temple City last month, takes over for Martin Soto who was let go after last season.

The Warriors finished 2-7 overall last season, 1-4 and 4th place in the Miramonte League.

La Puente kicks off the season Friday night August 19 at Nogales.

14 Comments to "Laron Johnson Lands at La Puente"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    July 31, 2022 - 8:14 pm | Permalink

    @ SG Green: What’s up, man? If you’re asking about me, well yeah, I’m still around. I’m looking forward to a good school year and a full season of high school football. I hope we can make those things happen.

  2. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    July 29, 2022 - 1:34 pm | Permalink

    The coaching stipends are deplorable but there’s still a lot of people who would and could do a better job of given the opportunity
    Administrative protocol is to recycle friendly acquaintance and do same old same old

  3. For Real's Gravatar For Real
    July 29, 2022 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Equity and inclusion holds as much weight in the hiring process as coaching skills as it should. Need more black HCs in this valley. AmIRite??

  4. SG Green's Gravatar SG Green
    July 29, 2022 - 6:21 am | Permalink

    Don’t get me wrong, I know Laron… I have been coached by and against him. The man has a lot to prove, but with the current situation of CA public school coaching salary and accommodations being what they are. I applaud anybody that still commits to the game. Anybody not supportive of such actions should either go coach or reconsider the status of coaching in Cali.

    With that being said, best of luck Laron! I still remember the friendly banter from your days as an SG narc.

    What happened to Ron btw?

  5. ?'s Gravatar ?
    July 28, 2022 - 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Matt has burned to many bridges. His social media presence frightens the folks that hire in the public sphere. His best chance is at a private that does not care about law suits and such because they don’t have a school board and politics to worry about.

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 28, 2022 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    This dude is a get back coach. AT BEST! How he is a HC is Beyond my intelligence. Carry on 0-10

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 27, 2022 - 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Don’t get why a school like la puente don’t go after a guy like Matty v, bring the energy back to the program and he can recruit

  8. For Real's Gravatar For Real
    July 27, 2022 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    Coach Laron definitely checks all the boxes!! Glad to see La Puente is about equity and inclusion. Great hire!

  9. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    July 26, 2022 - 4:54 pm | Permalink

    0-10 ultimate endorsement , recycling friends and cohorts to the ultimate decimation of local football quality

  10. SoCal's Gravatar SoCal
    July 26, 2022 - 9:44 am | Permalink

    Who is the AD at La Puente. First, they go after the old Bassett coach Soto and hire him away from Bassett which he didn’t do anything now they go after this guy. Is it just me or does he know what he is doing? I don’t get it.

  11. LMAO's Gravatar LMAO
    July 26, 2022 - 8:48 am | Permalink


  12. Powerhouse's Gravatar Powerhouse
    July 26, 2022 - 7:18 am | Permalink

    Bosco and Mater Dei are trying to change their schedules to include La Puente in the preseason. The feeling is that if they don’t play these guys, then a potential national championship won’t be legit.

  13. ?'s Gravatar ?
    July 25, 2022 - 11:52 pm | Permalink

    Thats like hiring the manager of the Kansas City Royals to manage the Angels.

  14. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    July 25, 2022 - 10:20 pm | Permalink

    What a commentary on current state of affairs in SGV football.
    La Puente in
    Much much weaker league, than TC in Rio Hondo league so has a chance to look better than TC but won’t be

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