By Tim Peterson
(Claremont) – Claremont head coach Mike Collins has stepped down at Claremont after a 30 year coaching career, with 20 of those years as the head coach of the Wolfpack. Collins guided Claremont to the first round of the playoffs and a 6-5 record in his final year.
Claremont finished fifth in the Palomares League in 2014 but still managed to advance to the CIF Central Division playoffs losing to San Marino in the first round.
Collins had a record of 28-34 in the last six years of his tenure after returning in 2009 to take over for Terrance Lynch. In the last six years, Claremont had two playoff appearances. In 2010 the Wolfpack went 7-4 overall and fell to Roosevelt 28-21 in the first round of the playoffs. They took second in the Sierra League behind Chino Hills. The Claremont search for a new head coach is now underway.
In other coaching news Alta Loma HC Joe Szczepanski has stepped down. The Braves went 5-5 and finished fourth in the Mt. Baldy League in 2014. Brandon Rohrer, who recently resigned at Etiwanda, is rumored to be a candidate for the job.