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 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