Woodbridge head baseball coach Tim Murray informed his team after the CIF Division 2 playoff game against St. John Bosco on Tuesday, May 23, that he has resigned after 10 years as head coach.
The announcement came after Woodbridge lost to top-seeded St. John Bosco, 9-2, in the second round of the playoffs at Ryan Lemmon Stadium. Woodbridge finished 20-8 and was second in the PCL this season.
“This will be my last game coaching,” Murray said in an interview after the game.
“I’ve been doing this for 22 years and as much as I love the game and I love the kids, I think my family needs me a little more.”
Murray has a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son, “who loves the game of baseball,” he said.
“I’ve had 22 years of being away from them every spring break,” Murray said. “My son is getting a little bit older and I would like to spend a few years with him and get a chance to maybe coach him. I felt like I came here to build a baseball program and I feel like I’m leaving a program that is built and by making the announcement now it gives them the opportunity to find the best replacement possible.
“I have nothing but great things to say about the school, the athletic administration, the kids; this is a great place for anyone who wants to have an opportunity to coach baseball. I really enjoyed the 10 years I spent here.
“We had a couple shots at a CIF championship, fell a little short and we got to win a league title. I did just about everything I wanted to do.”
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