Diamond Bar High School football coach Marcus Hughes has resigned, citing a desire to go in to college coaching.
Hughes, 36, had headed the program for three years, succeeding Ryan Maine. His teams were a combined 11-19 but just 1-14 in Palomares League play.
The past season Diamond Bar finished 4-6 overall, the lone league win coming against Bonita in the regular season finale.
“I feel good about the three years with the program year,” he said. “We didn’t win as many games as any of us would have liked, but it’s not all about just winning games.”
Hughes said he has accepted a position as running backs coach at Saddleback Community College, one of the elite programs in California. He plans to stay on as a physical education teacher at Diamond Bar however. He is also the head junior varsity girls basketball coach and plans to coach sprinters with the track team in the spring.
“I really want to get into college coaching and this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” he said. “I told the principal I love this school and the kids and that’s why I’m staying on here as a teacher. I just want to see what college coaching is all about.”
Hughes’ departure leaves three voids in the Inland Valley. Positions have yet to be filled at Claremont and Los Osos, both of whom had coaches terminated.