Pasadena coach Tim Tucker has been in talks with Maranatha officials about becoming the school’s next boys basketball coach.
Tucker has built Pasadena into an area and Southland power. On Monday, Maranatha put out a press release saying that Tim Godley had resigned after five seasons.
It should be noted that last offseason there was talk of Tucker nearly taking the job at La Salle before deciding to stay put at PHS. One source said that Tucker was even offered the La Salle job, before he turned it down. Jelani Gardner was ultimately hired by the Lancers.
Aram’s take: I’m trying to figure out the pros and cons of this. Obviously, a coach has more leeway at a private school in terms of transfers, but it’s not like PHS was having any trouble getting transfers in anyway. Maranatha is likely able to offer Tucker a bump in pay, so that’s a plus. Maranatha’s playoff division is pretty difficult for what the Minutemen have got in terms of talent, but, Pasadena plays in the toughest division in SoCal.