Roddy Layton Resigns at Diamond Ranch

Roddy Layton

Roddy Layton

Diamond Ranch HC Roddy Layton stepped down Friday afternoon after an eight year run. The Panthers are coming off a 9-2 season that ended with a first round loss in the CIF Southeast playoffs to Santa Fe 31-28. 

Layton led Diamond Ranch to consecutive Southeast finals appearances in 2008 and 2009

Layton led Diamond Ranch to consecutive Southeast finals appearances in 2008 and 2009

Layton took over for Tom Leach in 2006 and guided Diamond Ranch to the second round of the playoffs where they fell to El Dorado. The Panthers went 7-3 the next season but missed the playoffs. It was the only time during Layton’s tenure that Diamond Ranch wasn’t in the post season.

The Panthers were in the Southeast Finals in 2008 and 2009 where they fell to perennial power Charter Oak. Layton, who always played one of the toughest non-league schedules in the area, had an overall record of 53-42 including 8-7 in the playoffs. Layton told the players Friday afternoon of his decision and also informed the parents by e mail.

Here’s a complete rundown of Layton’s career won loss record at Diamond Ranch including post season games:

2006: 5-7 – Playoffs: W- Bellflower 40-34, L – El Dorado 38-7

2007: 7-3- No Playoffs

2008: 7-7- Playoffs: W- Muir 21-7, W-South Hills 15-12, W- West Covina 39-7, L – Finals, Charter Oak 30-14

2009: 7-7- Playoffs: W- Burroughs 41-18, W- Schurr 33-27, W-South Hills 31-27, L-Finals Charter Oak 21-0

2010: 5-6 – Playoffs: L -Mayfair 25-20

2011: 6-6- Playoffs: W- Bellflower 35-33, L- Muir 48-0 

2012: 7-4- Playoffs: L- La Serna 49-0

2013: 9-2- Playoffs: L- Santa Fe 31-28        

10 Comments to "Roddy Layton Resigns at Diamond Ranch"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 19, 2014 - 12:41 pm | Permalink

    @mvs lol. what are you guys doing over there? first you let anybody post anything on here, then you take them down, put them back up and now down again. im sure you guys will eventually get it right.
    From T. Peterson: Yeah we got it right. We spoke directly to the source rather than speculate. Didn’t want the comments to go through before we confirmed the story. Story on all of the allegations is posted. Happy Reading! Oh and thanks for the clicks!

  2. No SE's Gravatar No SE
    May 19, 2014 - 12:18 pm | Permalink

    HIgh school version of “Spy Gate”. Should have tried to gets Santa Fe’s HUDL account.

  3. Bill's Gravatar Bill
    May 19, 2014 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    Mid valley won’t post any facts. They are protecting tRoddy? Why?
    From T. Peterson: We didn’t want to post “facts” until there were actually facts. Story is now posted. Thanks.

  4. E.G.'s Gravatar E.G.
    May 19, 2014 - 10:33 am | Permalink

    “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.”

  5. Joe Pulitzer's Gravatar Joe Pulitzer
    May 19, 2014 - 10:09 am | Permalink

    Let the other sites promote the gossip. Remember Zernikow? Just the facts ma’am.

    MVS Staff: That’s what we try to do Joe Pulitzer. There are times when comments get through without being approved and when we see them, then we pull them down. Sorry, but it’s not a perfect world. And, as far as the Mid Valley posting facts, that’s all we have posted. Yes, there are a lot of “allegations” out there as to why coach Layton stepped down, but until those allegations are proven, all they are are allegations!!

  6. May 18, 2014 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps Layton will thrive elsewhere, away from the miserable atmosphere that is Diamond Ranch. Undoubtedly this move was engineered by the backstabbing administrators, as was the removal of the great Mike James from girls basketball.

  7. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 18, 2014 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    a little to late mid valley, we all saw it lol. cant put the toothpaste back in the tube

    MVS Staff: A little too late for what Anonymous?

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 18, 2014 - 3:09 pm | Permalink

    @hs football 75 WOOOOOW! really? i was going to comment on why he would step down so late in the year cuz that puts the program in a tough position trying to fill the HC spot. now it makes sense. if this is true im at a loss for words

  9. hs footbal 75's Gravatar hs footbal 75
    May 18, 2014 - 11:21 am | Permalink

    I really wish someone would report the real reason why he was forced to step down. He and his staff were caught illegally accessing other programs huddle. What’s wise being a cheater or being a cheater and still being a fifth rate coach that still couldn’t win?
    From T. Peterson: You’re incorrect. 1. Investigation is still on going – not completed. So they weren’t “caught” with anything.
    2. Layton and his staff had no knowledge of anybody hacking into anybody’s acct. Story posted. Thanks.

  10. Bobby Knight's Gravatar Bobby Knight
    May 18, 2014 - 10:34 am | Permalink

    I always marvel how head high school football coaches in the public sector can last much more than three seasons without burning out. The pressure of dealing with parents, thankless athletes, unfit asst. coaches, uncaring administrators,little or no compensation, well the list goes on and on. Sure the recognition is nice but that wears off quick after you read a few posts about yourself. So coach thanks for the years. Your teams were always prepared and feared. If anyone does things in the sporting world for love of the game it is educators in the classroom and head football coaches the other 18 hours. Good luck.

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