Two premier baseball coaches Rick Lepire and Tony Colantono leave jobs

Two most premier long-tenured baseball coaches Rick Lepire and Tony Colantono, give up baseball positions.

Lepire, who has been the leader coach at Vista from the previous 18 seasons, is getting one-year leave and has time-honored a position with Dennis Pugh’s staff at Cal State San Marcos.

After leaving, Lepire will work with the outfielders and ramparts for the Cougars.

Lepire said, “College coaching has always been in the rear of my intellect, Cal State San Marcos is in my plot, so when Dennis presented me this prospect, I jumped at it.

“I’ll go over and will do the best job I can and see what occurs.

“I have the option of inveterate to Vista, but I actually expect I have affirmative college coaching experience.”

As the Vista position is publicized as a one-year project, there have been only two applicants, including Ricky Imperiali, who participated for Lepire and is presently an supporter coach at Vista.

Lepire, who will linger at Vista as a P.E. teacher, accumulated a 365-216 record with the Panthers. His teams prepared the playoffs in 17 of his 18 years, were San Diego Section Division I champions in 2011 when thr Panthers went 31-4. Vista was named Cal-Hi’s Team of the Year after the period.

He has fashioned two chief leaguers – pitchers Wes Littleton and Trevor Cahill.

Colantono coached nine years as a walk-on coach at San Pasqual assembling 129-129 evidence.

The Eagles were 16-11 last season. Colantono’s best team was in 2010 when San Pasqual went 24-9.

San Pasqual Athletic Director Andrew Clark said, “Tony is an entrepreneur and got occupation offer he couldn’t roll down.”

“Plus, his son Will is a junior on the team at Cal State Northridge. This will allow Tony more time to see Will play.”

Clark said he has had 10 candidates for this job and expecting to take a conclusion earlier instead of later.