Bechtel resigns as Colony football coach after 2 years

Matt Bechtel resigned on Tuesday after two seasons as Colony High School’s head football coach, according to Colony athletic director Jaime Sandoval. Bechtel went 18-6 in his first two seasons as a head coach, leading the Titans to a Mt. Baldy League championship last season before reaching the CIF-SS Central Division semifinals.

“I think some other opportunities have been out there for him, particularly in the last two or three months,” Sandoval said. “I think it was a tough decision for him to leave considering he came in with such a vision for this program and the amount of work he put into it. But ultimately I think he needed to look at those other opportunities.”

Bechtel did not immediately return a message Wednesday evening. Bechtel offered to coach the team through the end of spring football and Sandoval said he expects Bechtel to finish out the school year as a teacher at Colony before perhaps taking another job. Colony is already attempting to find a replacement for Bechtel, who came to Colony after seven seasons as the offensive coordinator at Los Osos High School. Bechtel has even offered to aid the new coach in an effort to ease the transition, according to Sandoval.