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Manny Toledo Quits as Brea-Olinda Soccer Coach

TIMES STAFF WRITER

Manny Toledo, the boys’ soccer coach at Brea-Olinda High School for the past 10 years, said Friday he has resigned because of personal reasons and an increased work load.

Toledo, who also is the equipment manager at the school, said budget cuts have increased his duties, influencing his decision to step down.

Chris Woods has been named the new coach.

“I needed to re-evaluate everything I’m doing here,” Toledo said. “They have eliminated a lot of people. That has increased my work responsibilities. I tried to do them and coach for one year, but it was too much.”

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Under Toledo, the Wildcats had a record of 139-43-4, They won the Southern Section 2-A title in 1986, finished second in 1987 and reached the quarterfinals twice.

Brea also won seven Orange League titles over the past eight years, losing only five league games during that time.

Toledo took over a program loaded with problems in 1981. The previous year, the Wildcats had been involved a near-free-for-all brawl during a game with Anaheim.

The Brea soccer team was not involved in any fights during his tenure, Toledo said.

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“I feel good about what we’ve accomplished here,” Toledo said. “Besides the victories on the field, I was very proud that the grade-point average of the team has been over 3.0 the last three years.”

All seven assistant and lower-level coaches, two of whom were brothers of Toledo, also resigned.

Toledo said he will remain active in club soccer. He is also an assistant coach at Cerritos College.


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