The rumors circulating around the blogosphere are true. John Wade, nine-year veteran coach at Miramonte, has agreed to become the new head coach at Dublin High.
“There was a lot that went into it. One of the biggest things is just that the school itself is growing,” Wade said. “The population of kids is growing each year. I think that was very attractive.”
Wade almost walked away from Miramonte last offseason, citing a desire to spend more time with his children. He lives in San Ramon, and taking the job at Dublin means he’ll get to be around home more frequently. That was also something that weighed heavily on his decision.
In terms of instant credibility, Wade brings it to Dublin. He spent nine years as head coach at Miramonte (six before that as an assistant), winning two NCS East Bay titles in the process. He went 78-33 as the Matadors coach.
He leaves behind a Miramonte team that won the Diablo Foothill Athletic League last year, and takes over a Gaels squad that tied for fifth. He replaces Casey Moreno, who resigned in December after four years at the helm.
“It was very hard to do,” Wade said of leaving Miramonte. “It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make.”