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James Sims out as La Cañada football coach

Football: School's athletic Twitter account says coach's contract not renewed

December 06, 2013|By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com
  • James Sims is reportedly out as the La Canada High football coach after just two seasons.
James Sims is reportedly out as the La Canada High football… (Tim Berger Staff…)

As reported via the school’s athletic Twitter account @lacanadasports, La Canada High football Coach James Sims will not return for a third season with the Spartans.

The tweet, which was released at roughly 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, read: “LCHS has decided to not renew the contract of head football coach James Sims, whose record was 7-14 in two seasons.”

Sims, who was hired in 2012, navigated a 2-8 season for the Spartans in his first year after an abbreviated offseason with the program.

This past 2013 campaign, La Cañada went 5-6, with key wins over South Pasadena and Temple City in Rio Hondo League play to advance to the CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division playoffs for the first time since 2010.

The Spartans lost in the first round, 54-3, to fourth-seeded Paraclete, which was set to play in the division title game Friday night against San Dimas.

-- Grant Gordon,grant.gordon@latimes.com

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