Holdren Steps Down at Burroughs

By Tim Peterson
(Burbank) – Rand Holdren stepped down as the head football coach at Burroughs after two years he posted on his Twitter feed Wednesday.

“It has been a tremendous ride at Burroughs High School that my family and I will be forever grateful for. It is impossible to thank all of the people that put in work but please know that it was appreciated. With that said I am stepping down as head coach at Burroughs High School. Thank you! #Begreat,” Holdren posted on Twitter.

The Indians were 8-12 overall in the two years under Holdren and finished in fifth place in the Pacific League in both seasons winning two league games in both 2018 and ’19. Burroughs missed the playoffs in both seasons. The Indians did show marked improvement though this past season going 6-4 overall compared to 2-8 in his first year.

Holdern, who was a walk on coach, indicated he is not done coaching and will be seeking other opportunities.

Burroughs will begin the search for a new head coach immediately

2 Comments to "Holdren Steps Down at Burroughs"

  1. Knightwatch's Gravatar Knightwatch
    January 16, 2020 - 9:55 pm | Permalink

    @ Not Enough love
    I checked to see if this was posted on April first. It’s not. SAD

  2. Not Enough Love's Gravatar Not Enough Love
    January 16, 2020 - 12:05 am | Permalink

    This story strikes to the heart of what’s wrong with the whole high school experience. We have a bunch of teachers boring kids to death with the teaching of history, government and social science, stuff that is pure propaganda for those in power, while the schools’ football teams are left to rot on the vine.
    I’m not even going to pretend that there is value in forcing kids to memorize all those dates, names and places from the past. It’s garbage and everyone knows it. All I can say is that if this nonsense is to continue, do it with one less salaried instructor, and give the money saved to the football coach, so we don’t have to have walk-ons who quit when they smell better money elsewhere.
    In a nutshell, the problem is that we are way too tolerant of the brainwashing part of high school (partly because WE OURSELVES were so thoroughly brainwashed), and not appreciative enough of what high school sports does for our lives. There’s not enough love for the things that matter.

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