Harbour Resigns at Camarillo


John Harbour, the boys' basketball coach at Camarillo High for nine of the past 10 seasons, resigned Wednesday, citing burnout.

Harbour, whose son David was the county's third-leading scorer this season, will continue to teach mathematics at Camarillo. Harbour's record was 147-71, including four Marmonte League championships.

"I'm going to relax and enjoy watching David play," said Harbour, whose son will be a senior next year. "I'm not deriving as much pleasure from the victories as I used to. I agonize over the losses and, when we win, I just feel relieved."

Harbour indicated that David, who averaged 27.7 points a game, will feel less pressure playing for a coach other than his father.

"I want him to enjoy his senior year," Harbour said. "When I'm coaching I'm watching his every move. He's always under pressure. He's caught between his teammates and the coach. In some ways he'll play better without me on the bench."

"I like our relationship off the court better than on the court."

A successor has not been named. "I hope it's a young guy eager to spend the time and do a good job," Harbour said.

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