La Mirada Head coach Mike Moschetti stepped down Tuesday after nine seasons. “It was just the right time. La Mirada needs another leader. It will be good for the school and good for me,” Moschetti said.
In his nine seasons, including his first two sharing HC duties with Ollie Lynch, Moschetti compiled a 79-34 record and a pair of CIF titles. Last year Moschetti led the Matadores to not only a CIF Southeast Division title with a win over La Serna but the State championship as well with a victory over Campolindo (Moraga).
This past season La Mirada went 11-3 overall but fell in the CIF Division 3 Championship game to Edison 44-24.
“I just feel at times we were getting complacent this year. I love the kids, love the school, but kids get tired of hearing the same old tired things I say and do. This will be a spark to take this program to the next level. I’m so grateful for everything the school has done for me – the teachers, the administration, they have been incredible and we wouldn’t be where we are today without my former coach and AD Kim Brooks,” Moschetti added.
Moschetti will still be on campus and helping with college recruiting. La Mirada now begins the search for a replacement.