This from Mr. Pete Marshall at the Daily Bulletin
Rich Vasquez only departed last week as Damien’s baseball coach, but the Spartans already have his replacement: Al Leyva.
Leyva is the former Claremont High head coach from 2002-05, who most recently had been serving as the assistant coach and head recruiter for the University of La Verne.
“I feel very lucky to get the guy,” Damien athletic director Tom Carroll said. “I didn’t think he’d be available. We played against him at Claremont, so I knew him from there.”
Carroll said he was impressed with Leyva’s first day of practice on Wednesday. “It’s like he was on the ship the whole time,” Carroll said. “They didn’t miss a beat.”