The Timberwolves have hired Palos Verdes coach Chris Murin to replace him, Northwood athletic director Dean Toohey confirmed Thursday.
Carrera guided Northwood’s boys to the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals in the fall. The Timberwolves fell to eventual runner-up Corona del Mar in the semifinals.
“I thought it was time for a change,” Carrera said of resignation. “I don’t know what that is yet but I have some things I’m looking at.”
The Timberwolves will be a county team to watch again in 2012. They are expected to return four starters, plus a backup goalie with experience.
Northwood became a county powerhouse under Carrera’s brother, Steve, who helped develop standouts such as Caleb Hamilton, James Hartshorne, Jon Colton and Travis Noll. The Timberwolves were CIF-SS Division 1 runner-ups in 2006 and 2007. But after a dip for a few season, the program surged again in 2011 under Ed Carrera
“We just built from the ground up,” said Carrera, who coached the boys for four seasons and the girls for five.
Murin guided Palos Verdes boys to a CIF Division 4 crown in 2009 and the girls to the Division 2 title in 2010.
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