Another longtime public school basketball coach has left for the challenge of coaching at a private school.
Mike LeDuc, who coached the Murray brothers and Casey Jacobsen during his nearly 30-year tenure at Glendora High, has accepted the head coach position at La Verne Damien.
LeDuc was the head coach at Damien from 1979-86 before leaving for Glendora.
He has 826 career wins, four Southern Section championships and 15 league titles. He takes over for Matt Dunn, who left for St. John Bosco.
"I'm thrilled," he said. "I'm going home. It's where I started coaching and it's a great opportunity to go back. I loved my nine years there. It was a great experience."
His wife already works at Damien, and LeDuc said he will leave Glendora to also work at Damien.
"Matt has done an incredible job building that basketball program to the highest level," he said. "He's a great coach and a wonderful guy. I respect him tremendously."