Huntington Beach boys water polo coach Brian Anderson, who helped build the Oilers into one of Orange County's top programs, has resigned for personal reasons just weeks into one of the school's most anticipated seasons, the coach and school administration said Tuesday.
The announcements confirmed days of speculation in the tight-knit water polo community, where news often travels quickly. The Oilers are ranked third in Orange County, perhaps their highest perch in school history.
Third-year principal Rocky Murray, a former administrator at Capistrano Valley, said Anderson resigned with personal reasons and then added, "I have no further comment."
Anderson also confirmed his resignation in a text message but didn't elaborate on any reasons.
Second-year athletic director Melissa Vandenbosch said assistant coach Chris Kaps will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of the season. She also said Anderson remains a teacher at Westminster High, which is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District.Read the rest of this entry »