Vranau Resigns After One Year as Burbank High Baseball Coach

George Vranau, who formerly coached baseball at Chaminade High, has resigned from Burbank after only one season as coach, he said Monday night.

Vranau, 36, said he is leaving to pursue "other professional opportunities," but declined to be specific. Vranau also will leave his post as a special-education teacher.

He said the move is unrelated to the recent shake-up in the athletic department at fellow Burbank Unified School District member Burroughs, which is searching for new head coaches in football and baseball.

"A lot of people are concerned that something is blowing up in the district, but I want to make it perfectly clear that my decision has nothing to do with that," Vranau said. "This is one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make because I'm leaving a great situation."

School officials were unavailable for comment Monday night.

The Bulldogs were 9-11 under Vranau and finished last in the five-team Foothill League at 4-8. Burbank lost an embarrassing league game to Canyon, 20-0, but defeated both league-champion Hart and second-place Burroughs, 1-0.

Chaminade was 4-22 last season, Vranau's third and final at the school. vranau hAs a 91-116 record in eight years of coaching.

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