Toner, a Longtime Servite Coach, Resigns to Work at Oregon School

Larry Toner, a longtime Servite High School assistant basketball coach and freshman football coach, has resigned, school officials said.

Toner, who taught 15 years at Servite, has taken a teaching job at a private school in Beaverton, Ore.

Although there were several factors Toner left, the most important one may have been Toner’s desire to find a less expensive place for his family to live, according to Leo Hand, Servite football coach. Hand said that Toner had applied for positions at schools in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

“He wanted to settle down into a family-type community,” Hand said. “That was the indication he gave me. Southern California is not the most family-oriented place in America. On a teacher’s salary, it’s awful tough to afford a home here.”


Toner, known as a disciplinarian, was considered an instrumental coach in Servite’s successful football and basketball programs.

Toner was in Oregon Friday and could not be reached for comment.