Liberty soccer coach Matt Hoefs has resigned after simply two seasons on the Bay Valley Athletic League faculty. Hoefs turned in his resignation Friday after assembly with principal Efa Huckaby and athletic director Andrew Lonsdale.
“I might inform they had been having some ideas about transferring on,” Hoefs stated Monday. “There was not a number of assist from the district. I didn’t assume I’d be again. I felt like they wished to go in a unique path.”
Lonsdale on Monday stated he couldn’t remark. The college was closed for Martin Luther King Day. The AD stated he can be keen to debate the teaching state of affairs on Tuesday.
Hoefs, who was the top coach at Dublin Excessive in 2017-18 earlier than becoming a member of Ryan Partridge’s employees in 2019, was 9-6 in his two years with the Lions, together with 5-5 final season.
The favored coach, who has youngsters aged 1- and 5-years outdated, stated spending extra time along with his children was additionally an element.
“Spending time with my household outmoded it,” Hoefs stated of teaching. “I used to be solely attending to spend moments with them. Final week once we began the (winter) weight program, I felt prefer it was time. Once I left the principal’s workplace, I felt dissatisfied and relieved.”
However there have been some points with the college’s administration that prompted him to depart now somewhat than wait a yr or two. Hoefs stated he was “hopefully planning for one more yr or two” at Liberty. The Lions have some good expertise returning. The schedule is all however finished, with just one non-league sport nonetheless unsure.
“It’s been a tricky yr and a half,” Hoefs stated.
The path Liberty takes in soccer will likely be fascinating. Throughout Partridge’s tenure, the Lions had been 34-5, captured a state championship in 2018 and received at the least 10 video games in every of his three seasons. It grew to become a vacation spot faculty for a lot of of Contra Costa County’s finest gamers.
However Partridge, who’s now the vast receivers coach at Massachusetts, didn’t have a pandemic to cope with.
Hoefs doesn’t know if he’ll return to teaching highschool soccer. He stated he already has obtained a few calls, however he lives near Liberty and doesn’t wish to commute.