High School Football

Tom Tyler steps down as head coach at Pitman

Pitman Head Coach Tom Tyler walks the field before a game between Pitman and Summerville High School at Turlock High School in Turlock CA on September 14, 2018.
Pitman Head Coach Tom Tyler walks the field before a game between Pitman and Summerville High School at Turlock High School in Turlock CA on September 14, 2018. jwestberg@modbee.com

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

SchoolOutgoing CoachIncoming Coach
BeyerDoug SevereGreg Bockman
GregoriJason McCoyLamar Wallace
ModestoBrett WagnerDylan Miller
Modesto ChristianMike ParsonsRyan Green
PachecoDavid SnappJeremy Siemiller
PitmanTom TylerNot Announced
Ripon ChristianTrey OzenbaughRandy Fasani

Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.


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