After three years at Pacific High School, Oscar Torres resigned in December from his position as Pirates head football coach. As has been the case with other Pirate coaches during the past decade, Torres wasn’t able to win many games, compiling a 2-28 record, including an 0-10 mark this past season.
“I got burned out from all of the outside factors that came with being the coach,” said Torres, who will remain at the school as a physical education teacher. “The fundraising, the grade checks, the raising money for equipment because the school couldn’t afford it, it just took a toll and it burned me out.”
Losing also burned out Torres, whose two victories came in 2008 against San Bernardino and 2009 against Citrus Valley. Establishing an infrastructure at a program that’s starved for success was more than Torres could handle.
“I felt like I was banging my head against the wall, that I was in a dark tunnel with no light at the end,” Torres said. “Changing the perception here was a full-time job and I gave as much as I was able to give and wasn’t seeing the results.”
Torres will take a break from coaching to spend time with his 5-year old son.