Baldwin Park boys basketball coach Marc Hart resigns to become new boys coach at South Hills, replacing Paul Reed

By Aram Tolegian, SGVN twitter.com/ChemicalAT
Marc Hart, the head coach basketball coach, who led Baldwin Park High School’s boys basketball program to its best season in 2010, has been named the new head coach at South Hills, replacing long-time coach Paul Reed.

Hart spent nine seasons combined at Baldwin Park and rung up a 116-116 overall record.

But over the past four years, the Braves went 73-38 under Hart. Baldwin Park won 24 games in 2010, finished second in the Valle Vista League and advanced to the quarterfinals of the playoffs in 2010. It was the best season in school history and Hart was named the Tribune’s Coach of the Year.

“My goal was to build Baldwin Park into a respectable program and to be around a top-10 team in Valley every year and it has become that,” Hart said. “I don’t think I can advance it any further than it’s gone with the resources that are there.

“I’m leaving behind a really good team. There was no pressure to win when I first took over and they let me grow as a person and a coach. It wasn’t easy, but over the past four years, it’s paid off. I was really happy they allowed me to be their head coach.”

At South Hills, Hart will face an entirely different set of challenges, namely the Sierra League. Banging with teams like Damien, Ayala and Chino Hills has been no easy task for the Huskies and Hart knows he will have to work harder than ever to have the Huskies competing for the league title.

“I’ve grown up in the area and I’ve always admired the athletic programs at South Hills,” Hart said. “They’ve always had a rich history in the Valley of turning out athletes. As a coach, we all have an ego and I thought it was a good opportunity, but it is a step up. But I think I’m up for the challenge. I needed a new challenge.”

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  • sgvpride

    Any more info fred?

  • William Roberts

    You have got to be kidding me. This guy can’t coach. South Hills is pulling from the bottom of the barrel. You mean to tell me they couldn’t find a better candidate? Sheesh. With all the crap SH has been through lately, you’d think they’d put a little more effort into it. There is more to a getting a position than experience. Then again, it might be an upgrade over Reed.

  • Fred Robledo

    Can’t coach, he got everything you could possibly get out of Baldwin Park and was our coach of the year a couple years back. Not only would Hart be a good choice even if you had a teaching position to offer, but as a walk-on coach, he’s a steal for South Hills.

  • Can’t Coach?

    Upgrade from Reed and 2010 CIF coach of the year. the only time I believe a coach has won it and not advancing farther than the quarterfinals.

    Yup, he can’t coach right?

  • Puzzled

    Another coach leaving Baldwin Park H.S., what the heck is going on over there with the administration. That school can’t afford to lose quality coaches. Who’s next…Coach Mira?

  • historian

    Can’t Coach? – Nope. Honeybear Hamlow won the COY even though Rowland got blown out in the 2nd Round in a year Bishop Amat won a CIF Championship.

  • BP Fan

    Hisotrian? Hamlow did win coach of the year but that was awarded to him by the tribune.

    Hart won 2010 tribune coach of year
    Also won 2010 CIf coach of the year awarded to him by the coaches in his division

  • unconvetional

    I think the biggest problem that people have with him is that he does things a little bit unconventional. Everyone in the area runs and does all the samethings for the most part(Offense,Defense) and it seems though he has kind of gone outside the box a bit while he was at BP. So some people might not like that but regardless he’s going to have to produce at South Hills. I guess we know where all the West Covina kids will be going to school now though.