George Pascoe is back in the saddle again.
The local coaching veteran has a long history with the Sunset League, beginning in 1976 when he was on staff for three years at Fountain Valley High during a stretch where the Barons won a CIF title in 1978. Other Sunset stops included coaching at Westminster (1981) and again at Fountain Valley (1982) before beginning a 15-year run as head coach at Huntington Beach (1983-97). He also was on the coaching staffs at the University of Arizona (1979-80) — the Wildcats played in the 1979 Fiesta Bowl — and Golden West College (1998-2003) before joining the Marina staff in 2004.
As he begins his seventh year at Marina, he does so as the school's new head coach.
Pascoe replaces Dan Petrone, who resigned at the conclusion of the 2009 season. Pascoe's first squad at Marina includes 14 starters back from last year. Of the eight returnees on defense is a trio of All-Sunset League players in senior defensive back Mitch Huffman (5-11, 185), senior inside linebacker Joey Livingston (6-0, 225) and senior defensive lineman David Drummond (6-4, 230).