Ryan Maine resigns after three seasons as Diamond Bar head coach …

Ryan Maine has resigned as head coach of the Diamond Bar High School football team after three seasons the school said in a release issued Monday.

ryanmaineMaine, who starred at Diamond Bar as quarterback back in his playing days, lasted three seasons and went 15-17 with one playoff appearance. The school said it will be immediately begin its search for a new coach.

“It’s been the toughest two weeks of my life,” Maine said. “But when your wife wants to stat a family, you have to start thinking about that. I told the players it’s not about them. It’s more about thinking long term and an opportunity to put my family in a better position.”

Maine won a CIF championship as Diamond Bar’s quarterback in 1999. He was also on the Brahmas’ 1998 CIF championship team. He graduated in 2001 and attended University of San Diego.

Maine returned as an assistant coach and took over the program with his trademark high-energy style in 2011. The Brahmas had their best season under Maine in 2013 when they went 7-4 and reached the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs as an at-large team. Diamond Bar went on the road in the first round and upset defending division champion Downey before falling to eventual champion La Serna in the next round.

During Maine’s time at Diamond Bar, the program got national attention thanks to the arrival of Cordell Broadus, the son of famous rapper/entertainer Snoop Dogg. Broadus, who will be a senior next season, left Diamond Bar soon after the 2013 season and is now at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.

“I coach for the kids,” Maine said. “I don’t care about the title ‘head coach’. These (Class of 2015) kids are the best group Diamond Bar has seen in a long time, so I know Diamond Bar will still be successful.

Playoff opportunities have been few and far between at Diamond Bar, which underwent a demographic shift soon after Maine graduated. Not only that, nearby schools like Diamond Ranch and Chino Hills have started to cut into the once plentiful talent pool.

“We truly appreciate all that Coach Maine has done for the program over his history at DBHS,” Principal Catherine Real said in the release. “We fully support him and his wife in all future endeavors and wish him the best of luck.

“We will be conducting a comprehensive search for a new head football coach to ensure that our student athletes will be successful for years to come.”

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  • Valley Athletics

    Just read Amat is taking a trip to Texas for a game on sept. 5th .

  • reality

    Maine’s fate was sealed after the fight with DR. Roddy may be next.

    • Nomoredrama

      So, you are saying the reason stated above by Aram is not the real reason, hmmmmm…..

  • AramT

    I thought about whether the fight had anything to do with it. I really can’t see it being a factor. Maine was well-liked. He was great for that program with all his energy. He’ll be missed.

  • DBHS gained “national” attention, you’ve got to be joking ? right…

  • reality

    Not sure what you mean by well liked. Certainly not liked by the coaches he coached against and not by the parents whose sons he overlooked and apparently not his transfers and not even Snoop. Coaches around here do not like each other unless they grew up together. I will go so far as to say they don’t even respect each other. That’s the nature of the beast. Maybe you liked him, and that’s fine. Even great coaches are not liked around here. Fellow teachers are jealous of the attention they think football coaches get as well as admins. You don’t go into this business to be liked but to win. The fight and the repercussions from the fight hurt his program immensely.

  • Inland

    Maine is a great coach and great man. He brought a dying program back to life. Best of luck with future plans.

  • Dbar fan

    Best thing that happened to Dbar in over 10 years. Maine is a good teacher, coach and person. Best wishes

  • Sports News

    Hey Aram Im hearing Wardell Crutchfield name ringing bells over at Monrovia. Also DBar is closing in on its next coach should hear something Friday or Monday Morning.