Brigham won't return to coach boys soccer in 2010

Carson High School will be looking for its third boys soccer coach in the last four years after Nate Brigham said he would not to return to the sidelines in 2010.

Brigham, who has been involved with the Carson soccer program for four years, stepped down to spend more time with his family.

"The first year was OK because the baby was on the way," he said. "If I'd come back, the baby would be 18 months old. Soccer is a big-time commitment, especially with weekend games taking up half of your Saturday.

"The boys I had this year (seniors) was the last group I worked with all four years. The whole team knows and the parents know."

Brigham said he told athletic director Bob Bateman that he was 95 percent sure he wouldn't be returning, and he told principal Ron Beck after the South Tahoe game he wouldn't be back.

Brigham, who replaced Jason Koop two years ago, said the only reason he came back this year was that he wanted to finish up with this year's group of seniors.

Brigham said he would like to return to coaching at a later date.

Brigham finished his second season at the helm of the varsity boys team, guiding the Senators to a 9-4-1 record and a regional playoff berth.

Carson won the regular-season Sierra League title in Brigham's first year, posting an 11-2-1 mark.

The two most qualified candidates would be JV coach Joe Briggs and varsity girls coach Randy Roser, who guided his squad to a title this year title.

Phone messages left for Beck and Bateman were not returned by press time.


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