Familiar face returns to coach volleyball at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s has a new, old volleyball coach

Franco Maccia has been named to replace Sean Douglas who left after seven years to take the women’s volleyball position at Life Pacific College in nearby San Dimas which is reviving its program.

Macchia most recently served as head coach at Los Osos. But he preceded Douglas at St. Lucy’s coaching there from 2005 to 2007.

“He really was the best fit,” Regents Athletic Director Valarie Pentolino said. “He had success when he was here the first time and we think he’’l do the same again and be able to pick up where Sean left off.”

Macchia led St. Lucy’s to two Sierra League tenures his first tenure there, his team’s going 36-7 overall and 17-1 in league play.

Macchia will remain a physical education teacher at Colony but actually lives in walking distance of St. Lucy’s.

He was the offical “head” of the program at Los Osos but let his assistant Damien Reyes handle more of the responsibilities last year. Reyes will be going with him oiver to St. Lucy’s.

Ironically, old coaches coming back to a former school is the trend this year in the Baseline League. Scott Robertson is back at Upland and Aaron Flores is back at Rancho Cucamonga. Chino Hills will be the only school in the league that starts next year with the same coach it had last year.

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