Stewart reappointed as coach
The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted to keep winning boys' volleyball coach Lance Stewart in his job last week when they announced the new staff for the 2010-11 school year, with Stewart's name on the roster. Stewart had been under investigation following alleged criticism of his behavior during a tournament.
"I'm just happy I get to keep doing what I love," Stewart said of the decision to keep him as the boys' head coach. "I've always had the best interest of the kids and will continue to do so."
A special board meeting the prior Tuesday attracted a slew of Stewart supporters who defended the coach against alleged parent complaints and reported requests to have him dismissed. School district officials would not confirm that allegations were lodged against Stewart, citing privacy issues.
Coached by Stewart, the Breakers won two major titles in May, taking the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship May 22, and following that up with a CIF Southern California Regional championship the next week.