By Tim Peterson
(Azusa) – Joe Scherf stepped down as the head coach at Azusa after eight years Friday sources confirmed.
The Aztecs went 10-2 in Scherf’s first season in 2008 after he took over for Craig Schuster. The Aztecs won the Montview League title and then fell to Temple City in the second round of the playoffs that year but followed it up with another league crown and an 11-2 overall record in 2009 and advanced to the third round of the playoffs before losing to San Dimas.
The Aztecs had only one losing season during Scherf’s eight year run, which came last year in a 4-7 season. They made the post season in seven of the eight years. Scherf leaves Azusa with an overall record of 64-28.
Scherf moved to Phelan last year and said the drive has taken a toll on him and his family. He will possibly be taking a teaching and coaching job at Hesperia high in the future.