Rams News · Millikan Welcomes New Head Football Coach


Millikan High School is proud to have Romeo Pellum take up the reins of the football program. While Coach Pellum is looking to build on the recent success of our program, he is also intending on making a push for a cultural turnaround. In other words, to win the Moore League. Millikan has not won a Moore League title since 1985, and while the scores against league champion Poly may not have revealed close games, Millikan was in the hunt these past two seasons. Millikan, however, is graduating 23 seniors this June. Coach Pellum will be coaching a young team, but not without some key returners. Coach Pellum is already working hard to increase the teams mental and physical drive, and based on what the players are saying and feeling… there may be hope to reclaim the Moore League title yet again.

Coach Pellum’s Bio:

Coach Pellum was raised in North Long Beach, and attended Jordan High School. He eventually graduated from Santa Fe High School as a part of the class of 2007. After a successful high school campaign Coach Pellum played for Washington State from 2007-2009. After two seasons with the Cougars, Coach Pellum finished his college career at Hampton University in 2011. Coach Pellum was given the chance to compete in the Carolina Panthers NFL Camp, but we eventually drawn towards the CFL where he played one season for the Calgary Stampeders. He finished his professional career with the LA Kiss (AFL) in 2014. Coach Pellum finished his BA in psychology in 2015.

Coach Pellum says, “My vision/goal is to lead by example for the student athletes in our football program. To help them become better young men, on and off the field. Help them understand the importance of their education and provide more College Football Scholarship opportunities. Through our hard work and dedication Millikan will be a powerhouse and a household name.” He also adds, “I am a Long Beach native who works daily to help to student athletes reach and exceed their goals.  When this opportunity was presented to me it was a blessing! I live five minutes away, my son attends a LBUSD school five minutes away and I get to do what I love most, coach football and help athletes improve, develop, and potentially take their skills to the next level. I have a great support team in the athletic director and administration; I could not have hoped for a better opportunity” 

The Millikan team is excited to have a local product lead our team. Our fans, alumni, and community all wish Coach Pellum a long and prosperous tenure as the head coach of the football program. Go Rams!