Defensive coordinator named head football coach at Los Osos

Kevin Price, the Los Osos defensive coordinator for the last eight years, has been hired as the school’s next head football coach, according to former head coach and current athletic director Tom Martinez. Price, a teacher at Los Osos, has coached for the Grizzlies in some capacity the last 12 years and spent the previous six years coaching at Rancho Cucamonga.

Martinez, the head coach at Los Osos since the school’s inception in 2002, stepped down from his head coaching position in January due to the demands of both jobs, according to Los Osos principal Susan Petrocelli.

The Grizzlies defense has ranked third in the Baseline League two of the last three years and was rated second in 2009, when Los Osos won its last league title. Price’s first three seasons as the defensive coordinator, the Grizzlies allowed the least points of any team in league play in the way to three consecutive league championships.