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Will Wildcats Coach Ryan Maddox Move On After the Season?

A syndicated radio show interviewed Monrovia High School football coach Ryan Maddox Wednesday and asked him if he's considering moving to a larger school next season.

The speculation has begun.

Petros Papadakis of the syndicated radio program "The Petros and Money Show" interviewed Monrovia High School football coach Ryan Maddox and asked him whether he's looking to move on after this season. Maddox responded that he's only focused on winning Saturday's state regional playoff game against San Diego's Madison High School.

"A lot of people are talking about you for other jobs at bigger high schools or maybe onto the college ranks, how do you react to that?," Papadakis asked.

"You know, I've got to give praise to the Lord first," Maddox replied. "Honestly, right now I don't have time to think of all that. Right now it's about Madison High School and what we need to do this week to try and get ourselves to the Home Depot Center. They're a very good football team, so the focus has got to be there and the accolades are nice but [I'm] trying to stay humble. I have a great coaching staff and a great group of kids that made this all happen."

Maddox has won five consecutive Rio Hondo League titles and three straight CIF-SS Mid-Valley Division championships with the Wildcats. The Pasadena Star-News profiled Maddox Tuesday and compared him to a high school version of Univerity of Alabama coach Nick Saban, saying local fans "could be looking at a legend in the making."

Shannon Helm December 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
We appreciate all Coach has done for our sons at MHS and for the entire football program. We realize he needs to do what is right for him but would love for him to stay! Every year it is a new team that could benefit from his guidance.
R. Ray Morford December 06, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Football at Monrovia High School is exciting. Coach Maddox not only teaches the basics of football, but helps ingrain the importance of learning. Not all of these young men will play football after High School. How to study and then exceed in life is most important.
Erin Thorn December 06, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Monrovia High School is blessed with a great coaching staff and hopefully they will stay in place for years to come. My son came to the high school 4 years ago with zero football knowledge or experience. This staff taught him and gave a kid with no experience the opportunity to play on a team that has had 4 league championships, 3 CIF Division Championships and now the opportunity to play in a Regional Bowl game. Most of all they gave him a passion for something that kept him involved like nothing ever has before. I don't know what he would have done during high school if he hadn't played football but I am so thankful that he was lucky enough to have Coach Maddox and his staff to teach and mentor him.
Russ Rentschler December 07, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Coach Maddox is the Vince Lombardi of High School Coaches

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