Brian Hamilton’s hiring was announced Wednesday by Cal as quality control coach for offense under head coach Sonny Dykes. Read more about this on Cal beat writer Jeff Faraudo’s BearTalk blog here.
Hamilton had a very successful run at Concord High, where Mark Bywater takes over as head coach.
Here’s a year-by-year look at Hamilton’s Concord years, with a few highlights:
2005: 4-6 (most wins since 2000)
2006: 5-6 (made first NCS appearance since 1998, lights installed at renovated stadium)
2008: 7-3-1 (reach NCS playoffs)
2009: 8-3 (reached NCS D2 quarterfinals)
2010: 13-1 (won first NCS fb title in school history with 40-37 win over Rancho Cotate in D 2 final; played for NCS title for first time since 1989; QB Ricky Lloyd set Northern California record for passing yards with 4,451).
2011: 10-4 (reached NCS D2 final; RB Olito Thompson carried 54 times for 285 yards. He set Northern California record for rushing yards in a season with 3,488, which broke mark of 3,224 set in 13 games by Jahvid Best at Salesian in 2006)
2012: 10-3 (reached NCS D2 semifinals)
2013: 8-4 (reached NCS D2 quarterfinals)
2014: 12-2 (reached NCS D2 championship game)
Concord Head Coach Brian Hamilton hugs quarterback Ricky Lloyd after defeating Rancho Cotate in the North Coast Section Division II Championship on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)