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Jon Bochert said he will take a...

Jon Bochert said he will take a year off as basketball coach at Edison High School.

Bochert said he is taking time off for personal reasons. He will remain at the school as a teacher.

“I’ve been doing this for 22 years,” Bochert said. “I think it’s time to take a step back and see what I want to do for the next 10-15 years I’m in education.”

Bochert will be replaced by Larry Hirst, who has been a varsity assistant for the Chargers the past four seasons.

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Bochert has been the Chargers’ coach for the past 10 seasons. He was an assistant at Edison the previous 12 years.

Edison has a record of 170-94 under Bochert. The Chargers were 19-9 and reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Section I-A playoffs last season.


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