As soon as his father died unexpectedly in October, Chino Hills coach Derek Bub knew he didn’t want his children to feel the same things he did. Bub finished out his fifth season as head football coach at Chino Hills High School, but resigned from the position Tuesday night in order to spend more time with his family.
“When my father passed away, I realized that I just needed to be a dad to my kids,” Bub said. “I take every Christmas break to think about whether I’m going to continue to coach. I was extremely close with my father and anytime something like this happens, it makes you see things differently.”
Tom Martinez confirmed in an email Tuesday evening that he is no longer the head football coach at Los Osos High School. Coach since the school’s inception in 2002, Martinez led the Grizzlies to eight playoff appearances in 10 seasons, including a postseason berth in 2012. He will remain the athletic director at Los Osos.
He did not explain whether it was his decision to step down or he was removed from the head football coaching position. “I will focus all my efforts on the AD job here at Los Osos HS,” Martinez wrote in an email.
Offensive Player of the Year – Marquette Washington, Kaiser (12) 6-0 205
Defensive Player of the Year – Anthony Saenz, Kaiser (12) 6-1 235
Coach of the Year – Phil Zelaya, Kaiser
QB Malcom Hill Rancho Verde 5-10 175 12
Back Jamal Morrow Heritage 5-10 205 12
Back David Solis Paloma Valley 5-10 180 12
Back Keshaun Slaughter Rancho Verde 5-8 170 11
Back Jordan Ah’honi Colton 5-10 185 12
Back Alex Arellano Chino 5-10 185 12
Etiwanda High School’s search for a head football coach continues after former Damien coach Greg Gano withdrew his name from candidacy on Friday.
Gano, Damien’s head coach the last four seasons after stints at Covina Northview and Hacienda Heights Los Altos, has instead applied and interviewed for the head coaching job at Tustin. Gano was never offered the position at Etiwanda, according to Etiwanda athletic director David Masucci. The former Damien coach cited the lack of a teaching position at Etiwanda as his reason for withdrawing.
“Everything else was great because (Etiwanda) is even right by my house,” Gano said. “But without a teaching position, I just couldn’t afford it. So I interviewed for the Tustin position last week and I’m waiting to find out.”
It must have seemed like a lifetime between verbal commitments to Washington for Upland High School defensive end Joe Mathis, but Saturday afternoon the senior ended up back where he started 14 months ago. Mathis, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound, 4-star recruit, committed to Washington Oct. 28, 2011, one day after the Huskies joined Indiana to become his second scholarship offer. With what would eventually become more than 50 offers beginning to pile up, he de-committed three months later.
Live on NBC during the second quarter of Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, Mathis donned a Washington hat, choosing the Huskies from a final four that included USC, UCLA and Alabama. He was considering Texas A&M before removing the Aggies from the list earlier in the week.
1. Long Beach Poly
2. Mater Dei
3. Mission Viejo
5. Corona Centennial
6. Orange Lutheran
12. Chino Hills
14. Rancho Verde
15. Rancho Cucamonga
Offensive MVP: Sty Hairston – Banning
Defensive MVP: Jonah Moi – Citrus Valley
Special Teams MVP: Joe Pierick – Notre Dame
Utility player: Chase Bodor – Rim of the World
Coach of the Year: John Stockham – Banning
Jacob Taylor – Rim of the World
Dalton Douglas – Citrus Valley
Eluzai Reyes – Rubidoux
Mario Winbush-Moreno – Jurupa Hills
Connor McCoy – Citrus Valley
Although Kaiser’s CIF-SS football title was the big news Saturday, Carter’s boys soccer team won the Oak Hills Tournament, beating Lake Elsinore Lakeside 2-1 on in thrilling fashion with a goal in the final seconds by Ruben Gonzalez.
Here’s a photo of the celebration, courtesy of coach Dario Navarro.
- The Carter High boys soccer team celebrates winning the Oak Hills Tournament championship
Offensive Player of the Year: Romiro Flores, Aquinas
Defensive Player of the Year: Brandon Maldonado, Ontario Christian
Coach of the Year: Chris Stevens, Ontario Christian
Craig Bruinsma Sr. Ontario Christian
Christian Dirksen Sr. Ontario Christian
Brad Gaudy Sr. Ontario Christian
Brandon Maldonado Sr. Ontario Christian
T.J. Spykstra Sr. Ontario Christian
Josh Tampio Sr. Ontario Christian
League MVPs: Alex Arellano, Chino, QB; Samajie Grant, Colony, RB
Willie Morris, Chino
Christian Galvez, Chino
Victor Garcia, Chino
Austin Coach, Chino
Jessie Rosas, Chino
Mike Lara, Chino
Malik Demby, Chino