Lance Standley, head baseball coach at Gregory-Portland High School, has resigned from his position to accept the head coaching position at Pleasanton High School.
Standley’s decision is coming on the heels of the Wildcats’ most successful season in school history. He had received a contract extension late in the season.
“I just feel like it’s an opportunity that’s best for my family and me,” Standley told KRIS 6 Sports in a statement. “People who know me understand the size of a school is of little consequence to me. Coaching baseball and football, teaching social studies and teaching life lessons are more than my life’s work. They are a calling. But, nothing is more important to me than my faith and family.”
He will leave Gregory-Portland as one of the winningest coaches in the history of the baseball program.
“I am proud of what our young men accomplished on the field and in the classroom,” he said. “It’s gratifying to go from seven wins two years ago to 30 and a Top 10 state ranking, plus a district championship. We led our league this spring with 12 academic all-district selections. I’m proud of the kids and the work they put in these last 3 years.”