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Canyon baseball coach resigns

• Schulhofer returns to coach Cowboys

Posted: June 6, 2008 2:08 a.m.
Updated: August 7, 2008 5:02 a.m.
 
Two years and you're out.

Brandon Montemayor resigned Monday as the varsity baseball head coach of the Canyon Cowboys, nearly one month after the team finished 8-17-1 and 3-12 in the Foothill League.

The next day, former Canyon head coach Adam Schulhofer was hired as the new head coach of the varsity baseball team.

"He's had an amazing run of success," said Canyon High School principal Bob Messina. "He's done an amazing job. We're incredibly excited to have Adam back. When he accepted the job, it made my day."

Montemayor leaves Canyon High with a two-year career record of 25-28-1.

In 2007, the Cowboys finished 10-5 in league (17-11 overall), reaching the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs.

"I am not a full-time teacher, so that makes it difficult," Montemayor said. "It was a growing experience. The first year, there were a lot of seniors. We knew our second year was going to be challenging."

Montemayor, who was a substitute teacher during parts of two years, will help handle the summer baseball program for Canyon, until Schulhofer takes over.

Schulhofer will embark on his second stint as the lead Cowboy, after a five-year run in which Canyon won the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section championship nearly seven years ago.

Messina said at least part of the reason for the resignation was due to the fact that Montemayor was not planning on being on-campus full time.

Montemayor, who was engaged one month ago, is currently working in real estate. He also played baseball at Hart High School.

"I was hoping to move him toward a teaching credential," Messina said. "He thought about it, but when push came to shove, he enjoyed real estate."

Schulhofer is an Advanced Placement History teacher at Canyon High, and was an assistant coach at Mission College in the Los Angeles area.

"He's a great teacher," Messina said. "He knows the game. He'll prepare the kids as best he can."

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