Any chance O'Shea would be coming to SJB now? He's a odd stack guy and Orloff is a even guy. I am sure O'Shea is kicking himself for not taking the job after Jason left.
But Trabuco's pain is our gain.
O'Shea is not an odd stack guy. He runs it because he has been asked to by Negro, he would rather be a 4-3 guy.
THe word I had yesterday was that Trabuco had not named a coach and that the district had not approved anyone (as of yesterday's meetings). Trabuco parents and players may have wanted Nolan, but I think it would have been a disaster for TH. Jimmy is favorite of the kids because he acts like one of them. WHile that might sound nice, it really isn't the role of a HC to be an 18 year old. Jimmy is a guy who got in trouble for recruiting kids to Laguna Beach while he was there, which certainly would help put him on even footing with Bob Johnson, would not have gone over well. He is also a guy who wasn't much into the weightroom for his kids, and the lack of leg strength was less an issue at LB than it would have been in the South Coast League.
One of the reasons I am shocked to hear any outside the district names (other than a walk-on like Nolan) has to do with the district's inability to hire someone from outside while there are people who have been let go the past few years and who are on a "waiting list" (for lack of a better term) to be rehired when positions become available. Orloff has some teaching years in the district so that might count for seniority, but my understanding is that if there is a qualified candidate for a position who is on that waiting list, they have priority for a job opening. With the number of people who have been laid off the past 3 years, it would seem unlikely to me that a position could be found for someone outside the district, especially when you have to find a position in the area that they could teach. Orloff can teach PE and English. You can't bring him on board unless you have an opening in either area. Meyer is a history teacher. Trabuco has no room for a history teacher at this point.