Darren Utterback is out as the boys volleyball coach after completing his fourth season as both the indoor six-man coach and the sand program, the school’s athletic director confirmed.
Utterback first joined the Breakers as JV coach in 2013 after a nearly 20-year history at Capistrano Valley. His JV squad went 21-1 capturing the major OC Championships to cap the season.
In 2014 he took over the varsity team taking the Breakers to the Division 2 CIF finals in his first season following that with back-to-back State CIF Regional titles in 2014 and 2015.
Last year the Breakers jumped to Division 1 and responded with an emotional win over Trinity League champion Mater Dei in the playoffs and a narrow 5-set loss to eventual champion Corona del Mar in the quarterfinals.
His overall record indoors was 67-18 including 40-0 in league play and 11-4 in post-season play. On the sand, Laguna went 29-6 in four seasons making the finals all four years with one title.
The official reason given for Utterback’s departure is that he resigned, according to Athletic Director Lance Neal.
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