By Tim Peterson
(Covina) – Joe Brown, who led Covina to the Division 11 CIF title game in 2017, has stepped down as head coach the school confirmed Wednesday.
Brown, who has been coaching at Covina for 23 years, took over for Darryl Thomas after the 2012 season. He led the Colts to the playoffs in five of his seven years at the helm. His best year was in 2017 when he guided Covina to the Valle Vista League title and all the way to the Division 11 Championship game where the Colts fell to Katella 55-49. the run included a memorable semi-final contest at Culver City that the Colts won 57-56 in overtime. Covina finished 11-3 that year.
Brown had an overall record of 48-32 in his seven-year stint and 5-5 in the post season. This past season Covina went 6-4 and missed the playoffs.
In a press release the administration said that a search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
According to sources, Brown isn’t retired as a football coach but will take some time off and consider his options.