A California baseball coach decided to walk away from his passion rather than accept forced changes to his staff, according to a report from the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
John Maggiora served as the head baseball coach at Saugus High School for 12 years. He also serves as a history teacher at the school. He decided he could no longer continue as the coach because school administrators had decided they needed to change the coaching staff beneath him.
Rather than remain while his junior varsity, freshman or varsity assistant coaches (or all) were forced out, Maggiora decided to step down himself to remain loyal to his personal core values of “faith, family, friends.”