After six years as head coach, Pitman High football coach Tom Tyler stepped down on Thursday, Pride Athletic Director Dave Walls confirmed via text.
The news was first reported by Turlock Journal reporter, Eddie Ruiz.
There were rumors late last season he might depart, but when asked by The Bee, he said it was his plan to stay.
Pitman was 43-23 under Tyler and the Pride made the playoffs in five of his six years including a 10-2 season in 2018 that ended with a loss to Monterey Trail in the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Playoffs.
Tyler is the third Central California Athletic League coach to step down this year, joining Gregori’s Jason McCoy and Modesto’s Brett Wagner. Gregori hired Lamar Wallace while Modesto named Dylan Miller head coach earlier this week.
2018-19 Stanislaus District Football Coaching Changes
|School||Outgoing Coach||Incoming Coach|
|Beyer||Doug Severe||Greg Bockman|
|Gregori||Jason McCoy||Lamar Wallace|
|Modesto||Brett Wagner||Dylan Miller|
|Modesto Christian||Mike Parsons||Ryan Green|
|Pacheco||David Snapp||Jeremy Siemiller|
|Pitman||Tom Tyler||Not Announced|
|Ripon Christian||Trey Ozenbaugh||Randy Fasani|