CALIPATRIA — After five successful seasons and making history, Les Boop has stepped down as girls basketball coach at Calipatria High.
He cited "in-house" problems as the reason.
"I'm also looking forward to some new challenges," Boop said this morning.
While he is leaving the Hornets he is not leaving coaching.
"I'll be coaching here in the Valley," Boop said, adding he will know where within a week.
He already has spoken with two Valley high schools about a boys or a girls basketball coaching position. He said both of those schools have struggled in recent years with losing programs and Boop is anxious to try to turn fortunes around.
He has made a habit of doing that.
At Calipatria, Boop led the Hornets into the CIF San Diego Section playoffs five straight seasons, including a first-ever appearance in the Division IV final four last winter.