McCain resigns as Chino AD, will still coach football

Matt McCain has resigned as the Chino High School athletic director but will continue his duties as head football coach at the school from which he graduated in 1990. After seven years as the athletic director, McCain decided over the summer to step down for reasons that didn’t include issues with his workload.

“The administration will have the opportunity to hire a new athletic director of their choice that shares their vision on what it takes to run a successful athletic program,” McCain said. “I’m proud of what we’ve done here since I’ve been athletic director. I think we’ve made a lot of great strides.”

Chino tennis coach Michael Hinkle was approved as the new athletic director at the Oct. 4 school board meeting. Hinkle, a teacher at Chino for the last 10 years, has coached the girls tennis team the last seven seasons and the boys team for the last four seasons.

McCain, Chino’s athletic director since 2006, is in the midst of his third season as the school’s head football coach. In McCain’s first season after adding head football coaching duties to his existing athletic director role, the Cowboys began the season 11-0 and won the 2010 Mt. Baldy League championship.

After a second-place finish last season, the Cowboys are 5-2 overall and 3-0 in league this year. McCain has no plans to stop coaching the Chino football team.