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Monrovia Football Coach Ryan Maddox Resigns

Monrovia High School head football coach Ryan Maddox has resigned.

Maddox resigned Tuesday afternoon, citing a desire to transition into administration, reported the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

He led the team to a 69-14 record in his six seasons at Monrovia High and to the Mid-Valley Division championship game four seasons in a row, the newspaper reported. 

The team won the Rio Hondo League championship all six seasons he was head coach and three CIF championships.

“It’s something I thought about for a long time and just thought it was the right time,” Maddox told the newspaper of his decision to resign. “It’s time for me to start looking at the next step. I’m going to start applying and looking toward getting into administration."

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Tim Macias January 08, 2014 at 07:45 PM
A huge loss for the Wildcat football program, Coach Maddox did a fantastic job with the young men he coached he will be very much missed, Thank you for all your contributions to Monrovia Coach Maddox best of luck on your future endeavors.
Danielle January 08, 2014 at 08:42 PM
a sad day for the Wildcats
Robert Parry January 09, 2014 at 01:32 AM
A sad loss for the community. I've spoken to Mr. Maddox several times, and it was obvious he had his off-the-field priorities in order. A number of very successful coaches have hung it up in recent years, despite being in their prime. Steve Bogan at South Hills, comes to mind. Coaches know going in that minimal pay and long hours is part of a coaches life. I can't help but think that over bearing parents (who openly lobby on blogs and chat rooms for their kids playing time), and a local media that treats kids like professionals are both contributing factors. This is a sad day for the team, for the school and for Monrovia. I must wonder if it isn't a sign of a sadder day regionally and societally.
rubberband January 09, 2014 at 06:48 PM
Yea...many coaches say dealing with snotty Sport-head parents is the worst part of their job....Long ago at a girl's soccer game I saw two parents get into a fist fight, and then when the coach tried to break it up, they jumped him, too. It was utterly insane, and the girls' present said afterward it happened often enough to warrant asking certain parents not to come to games anymore and some people almost got charged with assault...and this was before the internet...so they didn't have the ability to start crap online. What Mr. Parry describes sounds like the adult version of the "mean kids" comes to my mind. Good luck Mr. Maddox...thanks for the time and effort you gave to the job and kids.

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