Miami High is searching for a new boys’ basketball coach for the first time in nearly a decade and a half.
Longtime coach Marcus Carreno stepped down recently after 14 seasons with the Stingarees. Carreno led Miami High to a state championship in 2005 and a state final four appearance in 2002.
With more than 300 wins on his coaching record, Carreno also led the Stingarees to five district championships and eight regional playoff appearances overall.
“It’s been great coaching at Miami High for 14 years, but my wife just had a baby and my family needs me right now,” said Carreno, who doesn’t have any immediate plans to idea of when he may return to coaching. “It was tough this season and these kids deserve someone that can devote their full attention to the team. For now, I don’t see myself coaching, but you never know down the road.”
Miami High was eliminated in the regional quarterfinal round this past season against Hollywood McArthur.
Miami High athletic director Dung Nguyen said the school is in the process of searching for a new coach.
After five successful seasons, Everton Edwards told The Miami Herald that he has stepped down as Gulliver’s girls’ soccer coach to pursue other opportunities.
Edwards led the Raiders to an undefeated state title season in 2011 that was the school’s first and the first for any Miami-Dade County team in the sport since 1993. Edwards also guided Gulliver to a state runner-up finish in 2012 and the regional playoffs all five seasons he was coach, compiling a staggering 113-4-8 record.
During that span, Gulliver had some of the most prolific teams in the state with two players — Dara Spital (2009-10, 61 goals) and Sarah Darmanin (2010-11, 65 goals) — setting county records for single-season goals in consecutive seasons.
Gulliver was eliminated in the Region 4-2A semifinals this season by MAST Academy in a shootout, which was the Raiders’ earliest playoff exit since 2007.
BOYS’ WATER POLO
GIRLS’ WATER POLO
•TERRA 7, Varela 0:
Luis Diamanti 4-6, 6-4, 10-7. Andres Perez-Doval 6-2. Charles Ogden 7-6. Alex Pizarro 6-2. Gary Yeung 6-2. TERRA 5-2.