Kemp, 41, just completed his fourth season as the Aztecs head coach. He said he resigned to create more time to spend with his family, which includes children of ages 10 and 8. Kemp, who said he will continue to teach science and physical education at Esperanza, also plans to continue his pursuit of an administration credential.
Kemp’s teams were an aggregate 20-22 in his four years. Kemp was an assistant coach for 13 years at Esperanza, under predecessors Gary Meek and Bill Pendleton, before becoming head coach in 2009.
Esperanza finished 6-5 this season. The Aztecs tied for third place in the Century League, with a 3-3 league record. They lost to Edison, 27-2, in the first round of the Southwest Division playoffs.
Pendleton and Meek still are on the Esperanza coaching staff, as assistants. Another assistant coach is Jeoff Meek, Gary’s son, who was a head coach at Saddleback.
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