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."