Morrison leaves La Puente for Corona Santiago …

Scott Morrison, who previously had head coach jobs at Damien and Workman, has resigned as La Puente High School football coach to become the new head coach at Corona Santiago.

Morrison announced his decision to La Puente late last week and will play a key role in finding his replacement as he remains on staff as athletic director through the end of the school year.

“It’s a crazy business, the business of high school football,” Morrison said. “There are just some opportunities that you just can’t pass on. This is one of those opportunities. It’s a great situation for my family.

“It was really hard. You can’t help in this business, getting attached to the people you serve and work for. I had grown really attached to this group (at La Puente). It’s a great place. The guys in the program are just dialed in and really care about the success of each other.”

Morrison made a name for himself locally when he was head coach at Damien. Although his record at Damien was an unspectacular 32-33-1, his teams won two league championships and made four playoff appearances in six seasons.

After being let go by Damien, Morrison resurfaced at Workman in 2010 where he went 7-23 in three seasons before moving across the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District to La Puente.

Corona Santiago, like Damien, offers Morrison a return to big-time football. The Sharks play in the rugged Big VIII League, which is home to Southland power Corona Centennial. By virtue, Corona Santiago is in the Pac-5 Division.

  • reality

    With the sparkling coaching record that Aram listed, the parents and players of Corona must be jumping up and down with joy.

  • Don

    Aram, check your blog’s “hold” file.

  • Spock

    Morrison and Mitchell the AD go way back to the late 80’s at Damien. That’s all that needs to be said. Santiago is not a good program. Okay but not good. I liken them to a school like Tennessee. Play in arguably one of the best leagues in Southern California but have no shot at ever being champs.