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Winning Coach Ousted

Posted: June 13, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: June 13, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Rocket Collins, 13 seasons as boys head basket coach at Valencia High School, has been relieved of his position.

His 244-117 overall record includes four Foothill League titles and 12 postseason events.

A group consisting Valencia High’s athletic director and school principal stated, “We are moving in a different direction.”

There is no truth to the rumor that this group recently graduated from the Jim Buss Academy of Sports Management.



chico: Posted: June 13, 2014 7:04 a.m.

“We are moving in a different direction.” - yeah that's a pretty lame explanation -

I thought social media or some hash-tag would ferret out the truth.
#rehire don't fire - something like that.

AlwaysRight: Posted: June 13, 2014 7:38 a.m.

Does anyone know what happened? On the surface, this looks very odd.

Baddog1: Posted: June 13, 2014 8:12 a.m.

Didn't the baseball coach also get fired recently? I think there was some money being used incorrectly or something. I may be mistaken though. Anyone remember?

EgbertSouse4U: Posted: June 13, 2014 10:25 a.m.

We seem to be missing about 90% of this story. What happened? Sounds odd alright.

bobforte: Posted: June 13, 2014 2:04 p.m.

Seems like Valencia is cleaning house. Head XC coach Gilkey also quit last week.

tpaul: Posted: June 13, 2014 3:14 p.m.

"boys head basket coach" What sport is this ? LOL

ricketzz: Posted: June 16, 2014 7:34 a.m.

We pay people to coach basketball full time?

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