ACA coach leaves for College of the Desert

Arrowhead Christian girls basketball coach Barbara Grainge is leaving the school to become the head women’s coach at College of the Desert, according to ACA athletic director Richard Yaross.

Grainge, who turned ACA into a consistent contender in the Christian League, announced the decision to Yaross last week.

“Barbara did a great job in this program, but she felt it was time to move on,” Yaross said. “It’s a disappointing loss and I hate to see her go. We’ve won four or five league titles and been to the semifinals a couple of times under her, so it’ll be tough to fill her shoes.”

The open position will be a walk-on position that will first be floated within the school before it is opened up to out-of-school candidates.