Chino Hills boys basketball coach Steve Baik has resigned after a 35-0 record and national championship.
Here is his statement on that decision:
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as the Head Coach of the Chino Hills Boys Basketball team. This is the most difficult decision that I have ever had to make in my coaching career. Although the timing may be questioned, my reasons are completely related to my personal life.
This decision will allow me to prioritize my family and to be more present as a husband and father, specifically in the lives of my two young boys. Therefore, I am pursuing options that will allow me to work closer to home.
I have had the privilege of coaching some of the most incredible student-athletes at CHHS, and it goes without saying that this past season was the most special to me.
It has been such a blessing to work with amazing people such as my coaching staff, the faculty, and for Principal Brenes at Chino Hills High School. The support from the community and families has been incredible. I am particularly grateful to the Ball family for their trust in me over the past four years. They have also continued to support me in making this decision and I am thankful that our friendships will continue.
I will greatly miss the opportunity to coach these players through the rest of their high school careers, particularly Gelo and Eli as upcoming seniors, and Melo and Onyeka who will lead the charge thereafter. This is truly difficult for me as I have grown to deeply respect and love these boys as family.
I am confident this group will continue to have great success. I am so proud of all that was accomplished and I will be forever grateful for my time at Chino Hills High.