Beckman boys water polo coach Sam Bailey has resigned after four seasons, he confirmed Tuesday.
"My wife and I are expecting our first child," Bailey said in a text message. "This is entirely about spending time with my family."
Bailey arrived at Beckman on the heels of guiding Corona del Mar's girls to their first CIF-SS Division 1 title. He also was hired as a teacher at Beckman.
Bailey invigorated the Beckman boys program, guiding the school to the playoffs the past two seasons. He finished with a 54-54 record with the boys.
This fall, Beckman (14-11) finished second in the Pacific Coast League to CdM and received a difficult first-round draw in Division 2. The Patriots lost at Murrieta Valley, 9-8, in the first round. Murrieta Valley reached the semifinals before falling to Laguna Beach.Read the rest of this entry »