Barstow annouced the resignation of Jose Rubio Monday. Rubio, the Aztecs’ coach the last three seasons, led Barstow to the CIF-SS Eastern Division championship game in 2008 and to the playoffs in 2009 before a 1-9 record this past season.
“I’m spending more time with family — it’s as simple as that,” Rubio said. “I have five kids, with the oldest 14 and the youngest 3, and my wife needs help.”
Rubio was best known for the 2008 run, as the Aztecs went 10-4 and advanced to the Eastern Division final before losing a classic 31-27 battle with Perris Citrus Hill on a windy, frigid night. Rubio ended his three-year reign with a 19-17 record.
“It was just time,” Rubio said. “Football is such a time commitment and I can’t do anything halfway. I am going to wait until some of my children are old enough to do their own thing and until the younger ones realize why Daddy is gone. But until then I’m not coaching.”