Booker coached CdM for two seasons. The Sea Kings advanced to the CIF-SS Division 1A finals in her first season and recently went to the 1AA semifinals.
Booker said in a statement:
“At this time, I have decided that I step away from the head coaching position at CDM so I can spend more time with my family. As I made the decision to resign, my focus was on the needs of my family and my desire to be more present with them.
“I have been involved with volleyball in some capacity (player, coach) for the past 17 years. It has been a tremendous challenge to maintain the delicate balance of career and family and I am looking forward to having more free time during the summer and fall months to spend with them. I am proud to have been part of such an outstanding school and I wish this program only the finest in future endeavors.”
Under Booker, CdM went undefeated in the Pacific Coast League in both seasons. She was CIF coach of the year in 2011.
“We at CdM wish Coach Booker the best. She has been an unbelievable coach and even better person,” Grable said. “Her level of dedication and caring for the girls in her program will not be surpassed. We are happy for Marissa, although she will truly be missed. I could not think of a better coach and role model for the girls in our program”.