New coach on campus

Ready to take charge of DB football, Kevin Argumosa has high hopes.


Eric Hong

Los Altos Defensive Coordinator Kevin Argumosa takes over football program.

Ryan Chae, Sports Editor

Diamond Bar High School has found its new football coach. During spring break, Principal Reuben Jones announced that  Los Altos defensive coordinator Kevin Argumosa as the new head coach of the Brahmas.

Argumosa’s staff will be made up of both members of former head coach Marcus Hughes’ staff and his own staff from Los Altos.

“Our coaching staff brings over 20 years of experiences. They bring the hard work, fundamentals and work ethic,” Argumosa said during a visit to DBHS last week.

Argumosa has been both a player and coach, playing at Montebello High School, where he graduated in 1996, and Whittier College. As a lineman, he was named First Team All-San Gabriel Valley by the Los Angeles  Times and All League as both a defensive linemen and offensive linemen.

He has coached nearly every position and has tenures as a defensive coordinator at Montebello, Alhambra and Los Altos.

Hiring a defensive specialist was not surprising for the Brahmas as the team  allowed 38.8 points a game last season.

The Conquerors dominated the Hacienda League last season with  a 13-1 overall record. Argumosa’s defensive unit was outstanding in the league, holding teams to 6.8 points per game.

Argumosa is no stranger to the DBHS football program. As a player, Argumosa competed  against the DB’s 1995 CIF Championship team, and as a coach, he’s had to prepare for potential matchups against DB former head coaches Ryan Maine and Hughes.

In his first season as a head coach, Argumosa wants to make sure the team is able to play from end to end for the entire game.

“We’re going to be disciplined. We’re going to be fundamentally sound, and we’re going to play hard nosed football for four quarters,” Argumosa said.